CAE Certification

CAE Certification

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is the marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

These are the steps on your CAE journey:

Step 1: Determine your eligibility.

You may apply for the CAE when you have completed each of the eligibility requirements, including work experience and professional development criteria.


Step 2: Apply for the exam.

The CAE exam is offered twice a year, in May and December. Choose a date that fits well with your schedule and allows you time to prepare.


Step 3: Prepare for the exam.

ASAE offers a variety of resources to help you build your subject-matter knowledge so you’re ready to take the exam.


Step 4: Take the exam.

The four-hour examination includes 200 multiple-choice questions.


Step 5: Get recognized.

When you earn your CAE, plan to be celebrated at the next ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Also:


Step 6: Keep your CAE current.

CAEs are required to renew their certification every three years.




More Questions?

Get the answers you need on our FAQ page, or contact:

Jamar Wright, CAE
Director, Credentialing

Elizabeth Twitchell, CAE
Manager, Credentialing