ASAE Awards 104 'CAE' Credentials

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that 104 association executives have recently earned its Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, joining 3,500 industry leaders worldwide.

"The CAE is a mark of professional distinction and reflects an individual's thorough understanding of what it takes to manage an association in today's environment," Susan Nicolais, CAE, executive director of the Retail Bakers of America and chair of the CAE Commission, said in a statement. "These individuals are to be commended for their commitment to the association profession and their drive to continue to pursue knowledge needed to make them effective leaders of their own organizations."

The summer 2008 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination on May 2, 2008, and will be honored along with the winter 2008 class of CAEs during ASAE 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 16-19.

Founded in 1960, the CAE program strives to elevate professional standards and enhance individual performance as managers within the association industry. To earn the CAE credential—which less than 5 percent of all association professionals have achieved—candidates must submit an application satisfying professional experience and education requirements. Successful applicants must then pass a challenging examination on all aspects of association management; only those who achieve the designated exam score earn the CAE credential, which must be renewed every three years through additional studies and leadership activities.

The next CAE examination will be administered nationwide on Dec. 5, 2008. The application deadline is Sept. 12. The exam is held at ASAE Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at several other locations nationally and internationally.

For a complete list of individuals in ASAE's summer 2008 class of CAE's, click here.