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All About CAE

Danielle Cole | Marketing & Communications | April 8, 2019

Did you know that Euclid’s 2019 User Group Conference is offering 10.75 CAE credits? We’re proud to partner with ASAE and serve as an Approved Provider so that we can offer the very best educational courses and CAE credits to our clients. This year’s CAE courses at the UGC will cover a wide variety of topics, with everything from “Data Privacy and Protecting Your Members’ Information” to “Mastering the Art of Membership Renewals.”

We have eight sessions offering CAE credit, and simply attending the Guest Keynote Speaker’s event will provide you with 1.25 CAE credits as well. You will be awarded with a certificate for each CAE event or session that you attend, and those credits will automatically apply towards your pursuit of the credential. A full list of the CAE courses that will be offered at the UGC is available here, on the “CAE Courses” tab.

Euclid’s UGC courses are also a great way for current CAEs to uphold their credential; forty credits minimum must be obtained every three years for renewing CAEs.

Don’t have your CAE yet? Are you thinking about becoming a Certified Association Executive? Choosing to apply for your CAE is a big step, both for your organization and for your career. Use the tips below to help you decide.

What is the CAE Credential?

CAE stands for Certified Association Executive. The program was founded by The Center for Association Leadership (ASAE) in 1960, and over four thousand people currently hold the credential. The CAE credential is earned by association professionals who encompass the knowledge necessary to manage an association.

Who Can Become a CAE?

You’ll need to meet the following requirements to apply for the CAE.

  • Be an individual who works at a nonprofit organization (individual membership organization, philanthropic organization, professional society, trade association, tribal organization) or an association management company (AMC).
  • You’ll need either five years of experience at the staff level, or one year of experience as a CEO or C-suite executive.
    • If you don’t work for a qualifying organization, you may qualify for the CAE with ten years of paid service for the association community.
  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • If you don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, you’ll need eight more years of work experience.
  • You’ll need to have completed one hundred hours of qualifying professional development within the five years prior to your application.

Is it Right for Me?

The CAE is a great way to showcase your in-depth knowledge of the association management world. If you’d like to invest in your own professional development, career growth, or simply your AMC industry wisdom, the CAE is a great way to go.

What’s Next?

After you’ve confirmed that you meet the CAE eligibility requirements, you’ll need to:

  • Submit an application.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Register for a CAE Exam date.
  • Take the exam.
  • Earn your CAE!

Decided that you want to apply for your CAE? Come learn with us and earn CAE credit for your time spent at the UGC!   

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