CAE Study Courses

CAE Study Courses

Open to all aspiring CAEs at Chicagoland associations, the Association Forum’s CAE Study Course meets weekly and includes group discussions that are designed to help association professionals study for the Certified Association Executive exam — then pass it!

The next CAE Study Courses will take place starting in August. You can register for one of the following:

  • August 29 - November 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Chicago at Association Forum. Register here.
  • August 30 - November 15, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Schaumburg at ASA. Register here.

Who: The study course is intended for association professionals who have met the basic CAE certification requirements, and plan to sit for an upcoming exam. 

What: The study course is an interactive group of association professionals that meets weekly to study the nine identified domains of association management.

How: Facilitated by CAE "graduates," study course sessions focus on the nine identified domains of association management. During each session, course participants review identified best practices for each domain, sample CAE questions and key terms. The course also offers a test-prep session, a CAE pre-test during the first session, and a CAE mock exam. It is strongly advised that all participants read the recommended readings before each session. Domains are not covered in numeric order; a study guide is provided at the first session. To order recommended books and materials, visit ASAE’s recommended literature list.

When: Study course sessions meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for eleven weeks in February, March and April for the Spring exam date, and in September, October and November for the Fall exam date on Tuesday nights at our downtown office. We are also offering a suburban study course in Schaumburg on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. as well.

Feedback from recent participants indicates that students spend from four to six hours reviewing materials and recommended readings each week. How much time you spend preparing for each class and the exam will depend on your comfort level with the material for each domain.

Cost: The Association Forum's CAE Study Group costs $450 for members and $600 for non-members.

Questions? Contact cae@associationforum.org