Certified Association Executive® (CAE) Program

The CAE® Program is the only fully online program, in Canada, that leads to a professional designation in not-for-profit leadership. Designed to meet the needs of leaders in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive market, CAE courses provide critical transferable skills overlaid with sector specific knowledge.  

CAE Students are:

  • Not-for-profit professionals who are currently employed or hold volunteer positions 
  • Executives, senior managers, and staff who have assumed increasing responsibilities
  • Employees who are interested in growing their confidence, career and network 

CAE PrograDescription

Based on core Not-for-Profit Management Competencies the CAE® Program is a suite of five fully online, 12 week courses and a certifying exam. The full program can be completed in as little as 20 months. 

CAE Courses

CAE Program Delivery

All courses and the exam for the CAE  Program are offered in a flexible online format with no required travel. Course participants have the opportunity to collaborate with peers and instructors through online discussion forums. Students need a computer with a reliable internet connection to participate.  

Additional information:

Did you know?

If you've been considering pursuing your Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation, now may be the perfect time to start or continue your studies!

Canadian provinces and territories are now offering qualified individuals attractive grants to help fund their professional development. Program requirements may vary by region and could make it easier for your association to invest in your future! Visit Canada Job Grants to explore possible grant opportunities in your region.

Several current CAE® students have already succeeded in having their studies subsidized, allowing them to join fellow association executives from across the country in the development of their not-for-profit competencies.

Start planning your participation in the CAE© by exploring your region’s job grant program options. Apply for a grant today and then reserve your space in one of the CAE® 2018 classes.

For more information on the CAE program, please contact:

CAE Department
416.363.3555 x 242
1.800.461.3608 x 242

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