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 Fall 2020 CAE Study Course begins on August 26.

You must submit your application to ASAE by September 25, 2020 if you are planning to take the December 2020 exam.

Fall 2020 CAE Study Course:

Kick-Off Orientation:
Wednesday, August 26
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Regular Meetings:
September 2, 2020 - November 11, 2020
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
  • Weekly meetings to review practice questions and content with experienced CAEs and peers
  • 22 CAE hours*
  • Audio recordings of meetings
  • Access pre-made digital flashcards 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? 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, 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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