Certified Points

Certified Points

Attendance at specified NYSAE programs is way to earn credit toward the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. NYSAE programs earn one (1) points per hour of attendance or three (3) points per one-half day of attendance up to a maximum of six (6) points per day. The CAE Program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have demonstrated knowledge essential to the practice of association and not-for-profit management. 

Courses in this section recommended as preparation for the CAE Certification Exam are indicated with the letters (CAE) at the end of the course description.

NYSAE is a CAE Registered Provider.

The program(s) below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer that has been approved for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation. We will maintain records of your participation in accordance with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Registered Provider program, please visit

As a CAE Registered Provider, educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for the indicated credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. No specific individual courses are required as part of the applications – the selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

Below are the courses that have been approved for CAE credit.  Please check back for additions to this list.

  • Executive Women in Nonprofits: Discussion: 'What I Wish I Knew...' – 8/15/2023 – 1 CAE credit - for those who participated.
  • Building a Culture of Growth and Innovation – 9/13/2023 – 1 CAE credit - for those who participated on Zoom.
  • Webinar: Podcasting - A Revenue Stream for your Association – 11/10/2023 – 1 CAE credit - for those who participated on Zoom.
  • Virtual Event: Associations 101 - The Basics of Association Management – 11/15/2023 – 3 CAE credits - for those who participated on Zoom.
  • Executive Women in Nonprofits: Elevate Your Executive Presence – 12/13/2023 – 1 CAE credit - for those who participate live.
  • Positioning Yourself for Future Leadership Roles: Establishing Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn – 01/12/2024 – 1 CAE credit - for those who participate in the Webinar.
  • Fundraising for Introverts - Virtual Event – 02/09/2024 – 1 CAE credit - for those who participate in the Webinar.

For CAE Prep course information, click here.
For more information about how to become a CAE, as well as additional resourcesclick here.