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 22 CAE hours.

The Spring 2020 CAE Study Course began on February 5.

You must submit your application to ASAE by Friday, February 21, 2020 if you are planning to take the May 1, 2020 exam.


Spring 2020 CAE Study Course:


Kick-Off Orientation & Lunch:
Wenesday, February 5
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Visit Austin Offices
111 Congress Ave., Suite 700, Austin, TX 78701 (map)

Regular Meetings:
February 12, 2020 - April 21, 2020 (no meeting March 18)
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm (March 25 moves to March 24 and April 22 moves to April 21 due to TSAE programming conflicts)
TSAE Office (Austin) or conference/video call
First time: $450 TSAE Member; $550 Non-member
Retake: $225 TSAE Member; $325 Non-member

Study Course includes:

  • Kick-off Orientation lunch
  • 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 the full course is completed. You may only apply hours for those courses attended prior to the February 21 exam application deadline.

Trouble registering online? Call 512-444-1974.

Kick-Off Orientation

Our Study Course will kick-off with an orientation on February 5. 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, May 1, 2020 exam Two-week window between June 8-21, 2020
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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