Looking to earn your Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential?

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

AuSAE offers a Study Group twice a year in both Australia and New Zealand to help professionals prepare for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam. An experienced CAE leads the discussion as the group explores the eight 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.

Your Pathway to CAE: 10 Week Study Program 
(Friday 23 February - 19 April 2024) Exam can be sat between 2 - 15 May 2024)

Program Starting Friday 23 February 2024 

Meeting Dates (Virtual - teams meeting)
Fridays  | 11 am NZT | 9:00 AM AEST

Program Starting Friday 23 February 2024 

23 February - Welcome and CAE Orientation 
1 March - Governance
8 March - Executive Leadership
15 March - Organisational Strategy
22 March - Operations
28 March - Business development
5 April - Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
12 April - Advocacy
19 April - Marketing and Communications 
23 April Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours (Wednesday)
24 April - (1hour 30 mins) - Open forum 

CAE Exam between 2 - 15 May 2024

Your Pathway to CAE Certification with AuSAE  

This is for you - And We will help!!

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

Course cost - AuSAE Member $750 Non member / Business partner  $950 includes  

  • Course material ( Professional Practices in Association Management, 4th Edition)
  • Cliff notes with practice exam questions for each domain
  • Study group learnings and exam questions
  • Practice exam exam

  • CAE Exam fee is separate and paid through ASAE when applying for the exam. Member cost $500 USD (more information below)

Register Here or contact Brett Jeffery, AuSAE GM NZ  for more information 

Through AuSAE we will supply

Assistance with CAE requirements
Payment of CAE exam (through ASAE)
Course materials and Exam readings 
Professional Practice in Association Management, 4th edition (hard copy)
Cliff notes with practice exam is reached domain
Practice exam (100 questions), In digital and hard copy format
Additional online and PDF CAE Domain practice exam questions
CAE Mentors - upon request
Facilitated practice Study Guide Domain questions – and In-depth guidance and education on each domain
Individual Mentor assistance if required

This course includes a detailed study plan, weekly quick key assessments, and discussion posts

Zoom calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ. (day light saving my change a few of the time during the course) 

While we recommend live participation whenever possible, all calls are recorded for listening in your own time.
Approximately 15.0 hours of continuing education can be earned, prior to the CAE application deadline. Approximately 25 total hours for the course. 


A fee of $500 for ASAE members and $750 for nonmembers must be submitted with your application. If you are not a member, it's not too late to join and be eligible for the lower application fee.  

• The $500 member/$750 nonmember application fee is nonrefundable.  The application fee, minus a $150 non-refundable processing fee,  will be refunded only if a candidate fails to meet the eligibility requirements.
• Once a CAE Exam application is accepted, the candidate can test once within next 12 months  (or within 2 test administrations) at no additional charge. (The application fee includes the cost to take the examination once within the next 12 months).  If a candidate is retaking the exam within the 12 month period, an additional fee of $250 will be assessed.  
• If the candidate does not sit for the exam within 2 test administrations from the time the application is approved, then the application becomes invalid, and a new application along with appropriate application fee(s) must be submitted.

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955
Email: info@ausae.org.au

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677
Email: brett@ausae.org.au

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