CAE Study Group

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.

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CAE Study Group

Looking to earn your Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification? Join our peer-driven CAE Study Group to help prepare for an upcoming CAE exam. The study sessions are candidate-driven with volunteer CAE Mentors on each call to provide guidance on challenging questions as well as prep tips. They take place virtually on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST and are recorded in the instance you miss a week - we simply ask that you participate in at least half of the ten sessions offered.

Spring Session:
February 14 - Welcome & Orientation
February 21 - Governance
February 28 - Executive Leadership
March 7 - Organization Strategy
March 14 - Operations
March 21 - Business Development
March 28 - Members & Stakeholder Engagement
April 4 - Advocacy
April 11 - Marketing & Communications
April 18 - Practice Exam
April 25 - Practice Exam
Exam Dates 5/1-5/14/23 (application deadline 2/17/23)

Fall Session: Begins in September


Member: $99
Non-Member: $199


Required Materials

All participants must purchase the following:

There are several other recommended books that can be purchased through ASAE. Browse the CAE Core Resources and the CAE Candidate Handbook. 

CAE Credits

You earn 10 CAE credits for participating in the study group.


If you currently have your CAE certification, you know how crucial this resource is. Consider becoming a study group mentor... your peers and colleagues are counting on you. We're looking for domain mentors as well as lead mentors. Mentors will guide the group each week and will be present to assist on specific topic areas. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, please contact Megan Denhardt.


For more information, please contact Megan Denhardt, Education Consultant, or visit