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 walk across the stage at the next ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Also:

 

Step 6: Keep your CAE current.

CAEs are required to renew their certification every three years.

 

Learn More

For more information, review these FAQs, or contact:

Lori Furtado, CAE
Senior Director, Credentialing
202-626-2759
[email protected]

Jamar Wright
Manager, Credentialing
202-626-2759
[email protected]