Building New Skills: Certified Association Executive (CAE) Designation

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. **GSAE uses ASAE's CAE Study Guide in our review sessions.

2019 CAE Commission Update, article from Chair, Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF

CAE Study Group and Guide Information

The next formal GSAE CAE Study Group will begin meeting June, 2019.
Register now! $79 - GSAE members.
Each session is eligible for CAE hours based on instruction time.

Sessions and Domains

Times

Date and Location

Session I
Domain 1- Strategic Management - Julia Boyd, CAE 
Domain 6 - Administration & Law Review - Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S., CAE

In Person - Kick off before luncheon
9:30 am - 11:30 am (lunch)

Wednesday, July 10
GSAE Luncheon

Session II
Domain 2 - Governance & Structure - Sarah Berke, CAE

ZOOM
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Friday, July 19
ZOOM

Session III 
Domain 3 - Membership Development - Mike Pennington, CAE, QBO

ZOOM
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Friday, July 26
ZOOM

Session IV
Domain 4 - Programs, Products & Services - Jacob Wilder, CAE
Domain 8 - Public Policy, Government Relations & Coalition Building - Erin Hall, CAE

In person OR ZOOM - TBD
9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Friday, August 2

Session V
Domain 7 - Knowledge Management & Research - Jennie Nesspor, CAE

ZOOM
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Friday, August 16 (skipping 08/09 for ASAE Annual)
ZOOM

Session VI
Domain 5 - Leadership - Mary J. Wheatley, CAE, IOM

ZOOM
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Friday, August 23
ZOOM

Session VII
Domain 9 - Marketing, Public Relations & Communications - Val Smith, CAE

ZOOM
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Friday, August 30
ZOOM

Session VIII
Review Session with financial overview

ZOOM 
9:30 - 11:30 am

TBD - September/October
ZOOM

Mock Exam

10:00 am-1:00 pm (with lunch); PDF and scan tron provided onsite.

Friday, November 1
In person - TBD

CAE Exam Likely location:
Meeting Expectations

Friday May 3, 2019 - proctors, Kelly McLendon, CAE and Pat Dunwoody, CAE, LEED AP
Friday, December 6, 2019-proctors, Kelly McLendon, CAE and Teresa Tatum, CAE

 

Need a class sooner than summer? Check out our colleagues at MSAE - they offer a variety of online and in person opportunities and a discounted rate for GSAE members. Brochure with all the details.

ASAE's CAE Study Guide, 2015 Edition, Kathleen M. Edwards, CAE, Executive Editor
Member and Nonmember Price: $82
*Includes official CAE Practice Exam!


some of our favorite things

Societies in the Southeast

the nonprofit center

Easily one of our favorite folks on association management issues, Bob Harris, CAE, has 20 years experience with associations. His seminars are interactive, focused on core-knowledge and member needs. He utilizes case studies, trends and headlines board orientation, training, strategic planning, staff training and consulting. Best of all, Bob offers free templates and documents on his website so we can all benefit from his knowledge. Visit the Nonprofit Center.


more helpful resources

  • Michigan Society of Association Executives has a great set of resources available for members of the state, local and regional groups. The member rate is available for books, the CAE Resource Kit, as well as the CAE Key Concepts and Terminology Flashcards. 

  • Download the MSAE brochure for online and in person CAE programs ($100 savings for GSAE members, but you have to tell them you are ours)

  • CAE Domain Outline - Figure out what you know and what you don't know

  • CAE Exam Advice - Helpful tips from a seasoned CEO

  • The Nonprofit Center - Bob Harris, CAE

asae assistance and info

 For more information on the CAE designation, contact ASAE staff directly or visit ASAE's website

“CAE” is a registered trademark of the American Society of Association Executives and the Certified Association Executive Commission. The Study Guide is independent of the CAE certification program. No specific preparatory program is endorsed by the CAE Commission. The CAE Commission and CAE staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of the CAE program. To learn more about CAE certification contact Credentialing at caedept "at" asaecenter.org or (202) 626-2759.

Please contact our office at (404) 577-7850 or e-mail our president, Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, at wendy "@" gsae.org if you are interested in joining a future study group.


Application for the CAE Exam
eligibility to sit

Recertification due the third October 31 after original certification*

To maintain the certification, you must accumulate 40 CAE credit hours, submit a qualifying completed Certification Renewal Form, and pay certification renewal fees. CAE credit hours for certification renewal may be accumulated in a wide variety of ways, and executives involved in the profession should have little difficulty maintaining the certification. Qualifying activities for renewal credit include continuing education programs as outlined for CAE applicants and up to 10 CAE credit hours from leadership, instruction and writing activities.

* All information courtesy of ASAE (also available at www.asaecenter.org/programs/cae-certification.)


Approved Provider Update

The Georgia Society of Association Executives is a CAE Approved Provider. Where noted, the programs we offer meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

Note: GSAE programs are not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.