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Certified Association Executive (CAE®) Program

The CAE® Program is the only comprehensive not-for-profit educational program in Canada that leads to a professional designation, the CAE (Certified Association Executive). Offered since 1972 by CSAE, this program is delivered online and available 24/7.


The CAE® Program is for you if:

  • You are currently at working or volunteering in the not-for-profit sector
  • You work at a managerial level
  • You have good time-management skills to balance course work with your personal and professional life
  • You have access to the internet, e-mail and a computer on a regular basis

Learn more about the CAE® Program:

The CAE® Program is based on 44 Not-for-Profit Management Competencies and consists of 5 online courses and an online certification exam.

CAE® Course List:

  • CAE 100 - Association Leadership, Change, Strategy & Structure
  • CAE 200 - Association Membership Services
  • CAE 300 - Association Operations I (Operations Support)
  • CAE 400 - Association Operations II (Products & Services)
  • CAE 500 - Developments in Association Management
Links to additional information:

For more information please contact:

Josette Forde
Director, Chapter Relations & Education
416.363.3555 x 240
1.800.461.3608 x 240
Eve Mechici
Manager, CAE® Program
416.363.3555 x 242
1.800.461.3608 x 242