CAE, the Certified Association Executive, is the professional designation for the association management profession. WSAE is a CAE registered provider.
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. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have achieved this mark of excellence.
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Exam date: December 1-14, 2023
Application deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023
The CAE exam is offered in a two-week window in May and December. The test is administered at scheduled test sites throughout the U.S. and internationally at Scantron testing centers. Candidates also have the option of taking the exam from their home or other suitable location with a live remote proctoring option (LRP).
In 2018–2019, the CAE Commission oversaw a practice analysis that resulted in the identification of 119 essential association management competencies organized into eight knowledge domains. The new CAE Exam Content Outline took effect with the December 2020 exam and continues through the May 2025 exam. The outline presents the content covered in the exam; the amount of the test devoted to each area is indicated in parentheses. Download the CAE Exam Content Outline
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:
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 targeted programs 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.
CAE Credit Eligibility Criteria for Approved Providers
To be eligible for CAE credit, courses must be directly related to association or nonprofit management topics as defined by the CAE Exam Content Outline.
The following are not eligible to earn CAE credit:
Determination of CAE credit eligibility does not imply endorsement, accreditation, or assessment of education quality.
Alphabetical list of current CAEs in good standing by last name.
Monette Anderson, CAE
Patricia Anderson, CAE
Katherine L. Bohocky, CAE
Lance Clark, CAE
Lianna S. Collinge, CAE
Vanessa Dennison, CAE
Andrew L. Estep, CAE
Tiina Freeman, CAE
Marcia Kay Holland, CAE
Tom Hurdelbrink, CAE
Jeanette Kebede, CAE
Brit Kramer, CAE
Lynn L. Melby, MA, FASAE, CAE
Louise S. Miller, MA, CAE
Alan Morasch, CAE
Mike Oechsner, MBA, CAE
Brenda Orffer, CAE
Peter Schrappen, CAE
Kimberly Scott, CAE
Annie Skoglund, CAE
Liz Truong, CAE