DFWAE CAE Study Group

Join your fellow DFW area association professionals in preparing for the CAE Exam! The Certified Association Executive credential does more than advance individual careers: it powers entire organizations (and the DFW community!) through a “CAE culture” that values ongoing professional development in the association management field.

Full information on the CAE examination requirements, application, and study tools can be found at https://www.asaecenter.org/programs/cae-certification.  The May 2021 exam will be held May 1-14, 2021, with an application deadline of Friday, February 26th, 2021.

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Find out more about the new exam outline which will be in effect for the May 2021 exam: https://www.asaecenter.org/programs/cae-certification/cae-exam-content-outline.


Spring 2021 Session - Study Group Fee:

$150 for DFWAE members / $250 for Non-Members


Study Group Time and Locations (Tentative):

 All sessions are from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursday, January 21 - Study Group Kickoff Meeting & Test Taking Strategies (Zoom)
  • Thursday, January 28 - Domain 1: Governance (Zoom)
  • Thursday, February 11 - Domain 2: Executive Leadership (Zoom)
  • Thursday, February 18 - Domain 3: Organizational Strategy
  • Thursday, March 4 - Domain 4: Operations (Zoom)
  • Thursday, March 11 - Midpoint Check in
  • Thursday, March 18 - Domain 5: Business Development (Zoom)
  • Thursday, April 1 - Domain 6: Member and Stakeholder Engagement (Zoom)
  • Thursday, April 15 - Domain 7: Advocacy (Zoom)
  • Thursday, April 22 - Domain 8: Marketing and Communications (Zoom)
  • Thursday, April 29 - Wrap Up and Final Review (Zoom)

For additional information or questions, contact Michele Byers, CAE at [email protected].

Additional Resources

Michigan Society of Association Executives