The Best Letters of Recommendation: CAE

April 03, 2023

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is the marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.


Take These Steps to Earn Your CAE!


Step 1: Determine your eligibility.

You may apply for the CAE when you have completed each of the eligibility requirements, including work experience and professional development criteria.

Step 2: Apply for the exam.

The CAE exam is offered twice a year, in May and December. Choose a date that fits well with your schedule and allows you time to prepare.

Step 3: Prepare for the exam.

TSAE offers a study course in the spring and fall to help you build your subject-matter knowledge so you’re ready to take the exam.

Step 4: Take the exam.

The four-hour examination includes 200 multiple-choice questions.

Step 5: Get recognized.

When you earn your CAE, plan to be celebrated at the next TSAE New Ideas Annual Meeting.

  • Share your accomplishment with others
  • Add digital recognition to your social media, email, and web profiles.

Step 6: Keep your CAE current.

CAEs are required to renew their certification every three years.


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