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 walk across the stage at the next ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Also:
- Share your accomplishment with others via a letter of support from ASAE.
- Brag a little with merchandise bearing the CAE logo.
- Add digital recognition to your social media, email, and web profiles.
Step 6: Keep your CAE current. CAEs are required to renew their certification every three years.
For more information, review these FAQs, or contact:
Lori Furtado, CAE
Senior Director, Credentialing
Associate Manager, Credentialing