Certified Association Executive (CAE) Information

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management.

VSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. In general, our educational programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the CAE credential. 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. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit whatiscae.org.

CAE Study Groups

VSAE offers a facilitated CAE Study Group as a member benefit. The study group is offered on an as needed basis in the early fall for the December exam and late winter for the May exam. For more information call VSAE at (804) 747-4971.

Application Deadline

  • Friday, May 6, 2016 exam. The application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2016.
  • Friday, December 2, 2016 exam. The application deadline is Friday, September 23, 2016.

Please note: "The CAE Commission has updated their procedures on calculating CAE credit. Effective January 2012, CAE credits are based on the actual clock time of qualifying education including partial hours, up to a maximum of 8 CAE credits per day. (Ex. 90 minutes of qualifying education equals 1.5 CAE credits.)” ~ copied from the ASAE CAE website. 


CAE Credit Hours Checklists

VSAE produces a checklist per year for all events that qualify for CAE credit. Print a copy of the checklist and mark those events you attended to calculate your CAE hours for an application or renewal.

2016

Calendar of Events & CAE hours form

2015

Calendar of Events & CAE hours form

2014

Monthly Meetings

Annual Conference

Education Symposium & Expo

2013

 Monthly Meetings & SIGS

Annual Conference

Fall Educational Symposium & Expo

2012

Monthly Meetings

 Shared Interest Groups (SIGS)

Fall Educational Symposium & Expo

Annual Conference

2011

Monthly Meetings

 Annual Conference

 Meetings & Events Expo


The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program is managed by the Convention Industry Council. Information on the program, application, re-certification, deadlines, and fees are available at their website. Over the years their formula for hours vs. CEU credits has changed. Please refer to their website for the most recent formulas. The CAE Committee promotes the designation of Certified Association Executive and plans study groups to prepare applicants.