CAE Exam Study Groups

VSAE offers a study group in the winter/spring (for May exam) and fall (for December exam). Nine sessions are held virtually each Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Spring 2023 session dates: February 21 - April 25.  No study session on April 4. For additional information, contact Terry Monroe ([email protected]). 


  • VSAE members: included with membership (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
  • AENC members: contact Julie Keith for discount code
  • Non-members: $150 

Program Includes:

  • Kick-off orientation with tips for taking the exam and first study session
  • Weekly sessions (virtual) focusing on each of the 8 domains and exam questions
  • Sessions lead by experienced CAEs (session leaders available for follow up)  
  • All sessions recorded and available on-demand
  • Optional review session prior to the exam
  • Email discussion group for class participants
  • 12 CAE Credits (for those taking the December exam)  

"Just wanted to let you know that I passed the CAE exam! Thank you VSAE study group! It was invaluable to me and I don’t think I would have passed without joining the group. I learned best practices and tips for the types of questions on the exam and organizing my studying. I also made some great new professional friends and connections. Thanks!!"

Molly Jin

VSAE also partners with the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) in offering their CAE Full Preparation Course. Participants receive a detailed study plan, weekly quick key assessments, webinar debriefs and discussion posts, two mini exams and a full, online simulated exam with debriefs. VSAE members save $300 on the course registration! Learn more and register.

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