TSAE CAE Study Course

TSAE offers a Study Course twice a year to help professionals prepare for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam. An experienced CAE leads the discussion as the group explores the eight (8) domains of association management and works through sample exam questions. Participants can also receive audio recordings of the sessions. It is a great way to ask questions, find study partners, and earn 18 CAE hours.

The Fall 2021 CAE Study Course begins on August 18.

You must submit your application to ASAE by September 24, 2021 if you are planning to take the December 2021 exam.

Fall 2021 CAE Study Course:

Regular Meetings:
August 18 - October 20, 2021 (no meeting September 22)
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Zoom video conference
First time: $450 TSAE Member; $550 Non-member
Retake: $225 TSAE Member; $325 Non-member

Study Course includes:

  • Kick-off orientation to learn more about the process
  • 8 weekly Zoom meetings covering the 8 domains (Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 PM)
  • Review of study questions with experienced CAEs and peers
  • Recordings of meetings available
  • Access to digital flashcards
  • 18 CAE Hours

*CAE hours may only be earned once through the study course. Credit hours are applied to your TSAE record after the full course is completed. You may only apply hours for those courses attended prior to the exam application deadline.

Trouble registering online? Contact Catherine Lapoint.

Helpful Links

Eligibility Requirements

Access CAE application (log in required)

Exam Content Outline


Core Resources list from ASAE

Order "CAE Study Guide: Preparation Reference for the Certified Association Executive Exam"  

Access CAE renewal application (log in required)  

Visit the ASAE CAE Information Page for more information

Upcoming Exam Dates and Deadlines

December 1-14, 2021 exam
Application deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021.

The application fee is $500 for ASAE members and $750 for nonmembers.

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TSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. 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.

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