Virtual CAE Kickoff

CAE kickoff

Are you ready to pursue the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation but don't know where to begin? Maybe you've already signed up to take the CAE exam but don't know how to pull it all together. If you are ready to earn your CAE, then the CAE Kickoff is your first step.

Preparing for the CAE exam can be a challenging endeavor. The exam covers a broad base of knowledge – there's a lot of information to review, compile, and organize. The Kickoff will help you assess your knowledge of the content, sort out what is and is not covered on the exam, identify content areas you need to focus on, and rediscover the joys of test-taking. 

With the help of a facilitator, content experts and CAEs – all trained in the course content – you will...

  • Review each of the areas of knowledge on the CAE exam content outline
  • Identify the content areas in which you need to concentrate your studies
  • Obtain tips and knowledge to help you prepare for and navigate the CAE exam with confidence
  • Meet and forge long-term relationships with other association professionals who share your passion for success
  • Earn up to 20 hours towards your CAE eligibility when you sign up for and complete the program

For upcoming dates, search for “CAE Kickoff” on the event calendar.

The CAE Kickoff is independent of the CAE certification program, which is governed by the CAE Commission, an independent certifying body of ASAE. CAE Commission volunteers and CAE staff are not involved in developing any preparatory program, and no preparatory program is endorsed by the CAE Commission nor is a prerequisite to earn the CAE.

To learn more about the CAE Kickoff, contact ASAE Learning at

To learn more about CAE certification, visit the CAE page or contact the CAE department at or 202.626.2759.