TSAE CAE Study Course

TSAE offers a Study Course, sponsored by Visit Austin, 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 nine (9) 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 23 CAE hours.

The Fall 2019 CAE Study Course begins August 28.

You must submit your application to ASAE by Friday, September 27, 2019 if you are planning to take the December 6, 2019 exam.


Fall 2019 CAE Study Course:


Kick-Off Orientation & Lunch:
Wenesday, August 28
12:45 - 3:30 pm
Visit Austin Offices
111 Congress Ave., Suite 700, Austin, TX 78701 (map)

Regular Meetings:
September 4 - November 20, 2019 (no meeting September 18 or November 13)
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
TSAE Office (Austin) or conference/video call
First time: $445 TSAE Member; $545 Non-member
Retake: $225 TSAE Member; $325 Non-member

Study Course includes:

  • Kick-off Orientation lunch (see below)
  • Weekly meetings to review practice questions and content with experienced CAEs and peers
  • 22 CAE hours*
  • Audio recordings of meetings
  • Access pre-made digital flash cards to assist in exam prep
  • Sit through mock exam
  • 2015 Study Guides available for checkout to the first 10 registrants thanks to our sponsor Visit Austin.

*CAE hours may only be earned once through the study course. Credit hours are applied to your TSAE record after full course is completed. You may only apply hours for those courses attended prior to the September 27 exam application deadline.

Register for Study Course

Trouble registering online? Call 512-444-1974.

Kick-Off Orientation

Our Study Course will kick-off with an orientation on August 28. Meet your fellow aspiring CAEs, hear study and test taking tips from current CAEs and ask questions about the process.


Helpful Links

Eligibility Requirements

Access CAE application (log in required)

Candidate Handbook

Exam Content Outline

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

Core Resources list from ASAE

Access CAE renewal application (log in required)  

Visit the ASAE CAE Information Page for more information

Upcoming Exam Dates and Deadlines

Friday, December 6, 2019 exam
Application deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, May 1, 2020 exam 
Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 exam
Application deadline: Friday, September 25, 2020

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

CAE Study Course Sponsored by:


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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