What is CAE Certification for Association Professionals?


In a snapshot, the purpose of the CAE certification is to : establish the body of knowledge; assess the level of knowledge ; encourage professional growth; formally recognize individuals who meet the requirements ; and. The CAE certification eligibility requirements and program materials were developed through an industry analysis survey to identify the day-to-day knowledge used by association professionals. The benefits of CAE certification include: Individual.

Defining the Process of Change

Association Adviser

Should we build new certifications? Since my responsibilities include strategic and operational planning and our organization has successfully launched vast amounts of change over the last six years, this has ignited my curiosity about the process of change.

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Opportunities for Association Certification

Smooth The Path

Some professionals feel the same way about certification exams. Members feel great achievement after passing a particularly difficult certification exam, but they are extremely busy with their day jobs so there’s only so many hours they can allocate to studying. I remember talking to a professional who recently obtained a certification that everyone said was extremely difficult to get. I’m proud to have my certification.”

Intentionally Disrupt the Association’s Processes

Smooth The Path

There are a million little automatic processes that run our days. We arrive at work, stow lunch, log on to our computer, and process email. Day, after week, after year each one of these little processes gets solidified until we do them without thinking. Each process seems like it is the right thing to do because it is what we do. Does starting the day by processing emails make us productive? Association processes become automatic too.

Setting Strategy for Certification’s New World

Associations Now

It’s tempting to jump right into the new ways to engage members in certification. Like most things in the association world, certification is undergoing a transformation. I discuss a few examples of what this new terrain looks like in my feature on certification in the latest issue of Associations Now. For associations that are looking at certification for the first time, this can be an exciting moment with lots of opportunities to experiment, says consultant Mickie S.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. It’s an arduous and, often, expensive process to become certified. How can you motivate certification candidates and keep them on the credential path? 3 intrinsic drivers that motivate certification candidates. Help your certification candidates find that connection.

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A Case for Going Global with Certifications

Associations Now

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors launched a new certification with an aim to increase global exposure to the new designation, the profession, and the association. Taking the leap to launch an association certification abroad can seem daunting, but it might be just the way to achieve your strategic goals. That’s what the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is banking on with its newly launched global certification.

CompTIA Explores New Certification Offerings to Back Evolving Tech Field

Associations Now

The technology trade group, working from the wish lists of employers and industry pros, is hoping to bring certifications to areas such as data visualization and the programming language Python. CompTIA’s certification game is already pretty strong—but there’s always room for more. We engage in regular, structured dialogue with employers, industry partners and subject matter experts as part of our rigorous exam development process,” Thibodeaux said in a news release.

Daily Buzz: Hone Your Data Management Process

Associations Now

Also: improving the certification exam experience. From there, your team should develop an organization-wide data management process. Revamp the Exam Process. What is worrying your members about the certification exam? What makes for a good certification exam experience? The post Daily Buzz: Hone Your Data Management Process appeared first on Associations Now Drowning in data? Add these housekeeping tips to your data management plan.

A Better Alignment of Membership and Certification

Associations Now

Last year the association launched the “APICS Membership” mobile app, which gives members information about their benefits, their status and expiration dates for certifications, and connections to their local chapters. The association has also added product-purchasing capability to its join and renewal process on its website, making it easy for members to add other products and services to their online shopping cart when they’re paying for their membership.

Daily Buzz: Streamline Your Credential Application Process

Associations Now

Certifications are in high demand, so now’s a great time to update your association’s application process. With the increase in demand, now might be the perfect time to evaluate your certification application process. Look for ways to make the process as clear and concise as possible,” the team writes. Credential holders want to be kept up-to-date on their certification status,” they say.

Professional Development and Certifications

Associations Live

MSAE's Young Professionals Networking Group met to discuss the various certifications one can receive in the association and hospitality industry as well as where to get professional development courses, credits and classes. Fees associated with application, study materials and re-certification. Fees are association with application, study materials and re-certification. It helps to get buy-in from your company to help you along in this process.

Kickstart a Video Campaign with this Simple Process

Web Courseworks Associations

As an association professional reading this blog, you are likely providing courses or certification programs for your members. Simplest Process for Quick and Easy Videos. Once you have the tools above, follow the below process to kickstart your first video campaign.

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Global Growth: 3 Tips for Launching an International Certification

Associations Now

Locally based content experts and the right partnerships are the keys to success in global certification expansion, according to the HR Certification Institute. Last week, the HR Certification Institute and La Asociación Mexicana Dirección de Recursos Humanos announced a partnership that will bring HRCI’s global credentials to AMEDIRH’s 12,500 member organizations and other HR professionals throughout the country.

Groups Move to Streamline Solar Panel Installation Processes

Associations Now

Two things are often cited as keeping solar panels from becoming mainstream: costs and an inconsistent installation process. As it is now, the permitting and inspection process adds about $7,000 in direct and indirect costs, about $1.00

New Venue Certification Considers Both Facilities and Quality of Service

Associations Now

The new Venue Standard global certification takes a different approach to assessing convention centers, evaluating quality of service as well as the venue’s offerings. A common one is certification status. A unique certification is being added to the mix that will bundle some of those elements and add a few new ones. The post New Venue Certification Considers Both Facilities and Quality of Service appeared first on Associations Now

New Tool Allows Members To Choose Certification Best for Them

Associations Now

APICS Executive Vice President of Education and Certification Dean Martinez said the organization hopes the new tools will allow customers and members to make a more informed decision not only on what is the right learning modality for them but also which is the right learning tool based on where they are and where they want to go. “We To create a more intuitive process, APICS launched the “ Which Program Is Right For Me?

Ad Industry Launches Certification Program to Fight Fraud

Associations Now

The Trustworthy Accountability Group, a coalition of advertising groups supportive of transparency efforts in advertising, has launched a new certification program to battle what’s considered rampant fraud in the digital ad industry. Three roles in the industry will be held to different requirements as part of the certification process: Ad buyers, either directly or indirectly through agents, will be required to go through a registration process and have a TAG compliance officer.

Setting Standards for Your Standard-Setting Process

Associations Now

A recently published study that questions the American Bar Association’s judicial qualification rankings serves as a good reminder of the importance of an open and fair standard-setting process. He went on to say that ABA uses a careful selection process when organizing the panel that rates judges. Being mindful to include individuals with “impeccable credentials and diverse backgrounds” helps to eliminate bias from the process, he said.

Association Law Blog: Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist

Association Law

Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist. Establishing or operating a certification program is rarely a simple matter. Certification programs frequently provide compelling membership value, and enviable revenue streams. On the other hand, numerous issues arise with a certification program. Or is a process being certified? Inherent Risks of Certification Programs - Credentialing programs always involve risk. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Association Certification and Accreditation Programs: Minimizing the Liability Risks

Plexus Consulting

Venable LLP, Washington, DC Certification and accreditation programs ("certification" programs) sponsored by trade and professional associations are increasingly common. However, standard-setting and certification programs are not without liability risk, sometimes potentially significant risks. Fortunately, proper care in establishing and operating certification programs can go a long way toward minimizing those risks. Due process should be built into the program.

Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Participants attend your education just to collect CEs to gain or maintain certification requirements. They asses and evaluate their own thought process during that learning. When your conference fosters, develops and models that learning is an ongoing process, not-a-one-stop-drive-through, participants embrace learning as a life-long journey. What happens to a conference when it only promotes gaining CEs for certification purposes?

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. What I am enjoying most about this process is finding opportunities to apply what I am learning as I go. Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , Elyse Kopietz , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Manufacturers Association , networking.

7 Things to Prepare For Your Virtual Conference Kick-Off Meeting


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Association Messy, Convoluted Conundrums With Compliance Issues In Learning Offerings

Velvet Chainsaw

You’ve kept detailed data on content alignment with obligations, program and speaker approvals from governing boards, attendance, test scores and customer certification status. Compliance is usually about receiving information on specific required content through a formal process such as an approved instructor or expert. Compliance is about memorizing specific facts that someone else has deemed critical and necessary to maintain a certification, designation or license.

The Difference Between Duty and Desire for Associations

Smooth The Path

Some professionals have to become members to maintain their certification or license. Member Engagement attendee engagement early engagement engagement process generous member culture member engagement member experiences new member engagementAre the associations with the golden handcuff structure luckier than at-will associations? Some professionals have to join to get the conference discount. Some professionals join their association because that is just what people like them do.

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

The two-way, real-time integration allows associations to increase non-dues education and certification revenue by providing a seamless, engaging and personalized learning experience that ensures learners keep coming back to take more training. The robust and configurable integration allows associations to easily align TopClass LMS with their internal processes and information needs.

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You Need To Move The Finish Line For Your Learning Participants

Velvet Chainsaw

Our programs often end with a certificate of completion, CEU credit or some type of recognition. Not a certificate or CEU credit. During The Application Process. How can changing your own internal paradigm from learning events to learning process and learning performance change your focus on education sessions? Education & Adult Learning adult education certification CEU conference education Education education best practices

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How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. Diplomas, degrees, certification, and skills quickly lose their relevance and become obsolete. Will instructional designers be involved in the badge design & creation process? Will it follow an ADDIE or AGILE process similar to that employed for your online courses?

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. By targeting millennials in particular with a membership offering including education or certification programs that provide opportunities for professional growth, associations can attract a younger membership to ensure the future stability and growth of the organization.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators? Collaboration can also be made an integral part of the learning experience in online or offline courses by introducing a group project as part of the assessment process. Manage Complex Continuing Education Credits and Certification.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

Digital transcripts, resumes, ePortfolios, assessments, and other artifacts of learning allow individuals to present more, richer information during the application process than ever before.” ” Unfortunately, this mention is not elaborated or developed to show the many practical ways in which associations do provide “transformative” education, certification, or credentialing programs to facilitate their members’ professional development.

A Board In The Know

Moving through the Association World

Our organization is in the beginning stages of applying for ANSI Accreditation for our certification and examination program. For those of you who have not applied for this standard, then let me tell you that it is a very intensive process. We have a great process in place of posting any discussion items and any policy changes to the internal web group for review prior to the meeting which makes discussions so efficient.

Should Associations Care About Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

Is the current system prone to errors due to manual processes or duplication of effort? Credentialing (degrees of all types, licenses, certifications, certificates, digital badges) is possibly, next to cryptocurrency, the most mature application of blockchain technology (and it’s certainly far more beneficial from a social good perspective). And if so, why?

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. The scheduling capabilities of the LMS can help to facilitate this process, by setting submission deadlines, or allowing the instructor to send reminders to the student.

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Great Marketing is NOT More Email

Association 141+

Certifications Most association approved certifications follow a format of covering a number of core competencies/domains that summarize the foundation of the industry. Most professionals who choose to become certified enter into the process with expertise in some domains, some familiarity with others, and perhaps only the most basic of understanding of the rest. Here is your certificate!

Dig into the Data for Membership Retention and Engagement Success

Moery Company

Is it a certification? Turns this information into a retention process that really speaks to the members’ interests. Data is key to developing winning strategies around engagement and retention. Data from your CRM and other sources can be utilized in myriad ways.

Integrated, automated membership renewal campaign leads to $18,000 increase in revenue.

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How one association went from a low-cost email marketing program to a more efficient process and better data quality to streamline membership renewal campaigns. Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1981, VHMA has grown to serve over 2,700 members across North America. VHMA was […].