Certified (CAE)

Certified Association Executive Resources

Interested in enhancing your knowledge, improving your advancement opportunities, and/or elevating your status in your current position? If so, then you need to have the letters “CAE” after your name. CAE, the Certified Association Executive, is the professional designation for the association management profession.

Washington State currently has 38 professionals who have the CAE credentials. Worldwide there are more than 4,200.

Congratulations to our newest CAEs who passed the December 2017 Exam

Carly Faul, CAE 
Executive Officer 
Central Washington Home Builders Association 
Yakima, WA 

Brenda Orffer, CAE 
Director of Member Services 
Washington Health Care Association 
Tumwater, WA

Next Exam Dates:
Friday, December 7, 2018 exam / The application deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018
Friday, May 3, 2019 exam/ The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019 exam / The application deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019 

The CAE Commission has identified 159 essential association management competencies organized, which they have organized into nine knowledge domains.  View the Certified Association Executive Exam Content Outline  The exam content outline will be used through the December 6,  2019 CAE exam.

Nine Domains

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Governance & Structure
  3. Membership Development
  4. Programs, Products & Services
  5. Leadership
  6. Administration
  7. Knowledge Management & Research
  8. Public Policy, Government Relations, and Coalition Building
  9. Marketing, Public Relations, & Communications

For more details about the CAE exam, visit www.asaecenter.org/programs/cae-certification.

Curious about the CAE? Learn the answers to the most frequent questions regarding the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. View a 10 minute webinar overview by Lori Furtado, CAE, Senior Director, Credentialing - ASAE: The Center For Association Leadership.

Founded in 1960, the CAE program stands as a mark of excellence and has evolved to reflect what it takes to manage an association in today's challenging climate. Click on the below links to obtain answers to some of the most common CAE questions….

CAE Study Groups

If you are interested in helping organize or joining a future CAE study group, please contact the WSAE Office at info@wsaenet.org.

WSAE - A CAE Approved Provider

WSAE is a CAE Approved Provider that offers programming that is eligible for CAE credit. When selecting a CAE eligible course from a CAE Approved Provider, you can have confidence that the course will be recognized for CAE credit as advertised. ASA Webinars, Annual Convention and our monthly Executives Seminars are designed to support essential management compentencies to keep our seasoned executives sharp, as well as provide new execs the breadth of information needed to advance.

CAE Approved Providers are formally registered with the CAE program and are committed to providing education that meets the CAE Commission’s standards for helping individuals earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive Credential. CAE Approved Providers have received guidance on such standards, and have pledged to properly represent course eligibility for CAE credit.


Thirty Eight CAE's in Washington State

Patricia Anderson, CAE
Jacqueline Barry, CAE
Katherine L. Bohocky, CAE
Donna Cameron, CAE
Ann Morgan Campbell, CAE
Lianna S. Collinge, CAE 
Robin L. Cowper, CAE
Jeffrey B. Curwen, CAE
George Dockins, CAE
Andrew L. Estep, CAE
Elizabeth Evans, CAE
Nicole Floyd, CPA, CAE
Steve Francks, CAE
Tiina Freeman, CAE
Marcia Kay Holland, CAE
Thomas Hurdelbrink, CAE
Sydney Isaac, MBA, CAE
David Kearby, CAE
Brit Kramer, CAE
Dean F. Larsen, MA, CAE
Chris Lyon, CAE
Ann G. Macfarlane, PRP, CAE
Frances C. McBryde Jr., CAE
Scott J. McKinnie, IOM, CAE
Louise S. Miller, MA, CAE
Michelle Mills Clement, MNM, CAE
Alan Morasch, CAE
Mike Oechsner, MBA, CAE
Brenda Orffer, CAE
Blair Patrick, CAE
Andrew J. Prazuch, CAE
Peter Schrappen, CAE
Kimberly Scott, CAE
S. Casey Voorhees, CAE
Linn J. Wheeling, CAE
Tracy L. White, CMP, PHR, CAE
Elizabeth S. Wilson, CAE