Professional Credentials

ISAE is the premiere local resource for association professionals' career growth. We offer CAE credit as well as provide additional resources for credentialing that goes beyond CAE, including IOM scholarships and more.


 

CAE Information & Resources

Note: Effective January 2012, Certified Association Executive credits for educational programs have been recalculated to reflect the actual learning value. CAE credits are based on the actual clock time of qualifying education, including partial hours, up to a maximum of eight CAE credits per day. The changes will affect credits traditionally associated with some meetings, including the ASAE Annual Meeting and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organization Management (IOM) program. For more information click here.


 

QAS Program

The QAS certificate program, presented in partnership with the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), is an affordable, on-demand educational program for professionals in the association industry. This online training program consists of 12 online modules, approximately an hour each. It presents a comprehensive overview of the many facets of working in or with an association and how the functions work together—from the legal and financial “business model” of associations’ unique governance/volunteer structure, to understanding the key principles of membership, communications, events, social media/communities, non-dues revenue programs, public policy and data management. Plus, the program qualifies for 12 CAE and CMP hours!

Who Should Participate in the Program?

  • New hires
  • Young professionals
  • Incoming leadership and new volunteers
  • Anyone looking to improve their career in association management

Purchase the Program
ISAE members can purchase this program at a discounted price. The cost is $195 for ISAE members and $295 for non-members. If you are a member and do not have the ISAE member coupon code, please contact Natalie Shryock.

Purchase QAS Program


IOM Scholarship

The Indiana Society of Association Executives is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for non-profit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2018 sites. The two scholarships, available to our members, will be awarded to students attending Institute for the first time to assist with enrollment fees and cannot be combined with any other Institute scholarships.

For more than 95 years, Institute has educated association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders across the country through its national program, highly rated curriculum and high caliber instructors. Thousands of executives have attended Institute sites across the country to strengthen their management skills, learn industry best practices, and gain a broad national perspective from peers. Institute has helped them build stronger organizations, become stronger business advocates and better serve their members. In addition, you will earn points towards your CCE or CAE certification as Institute’s curriculum is directly tied to the bodies of knowledge of both the American Society of Association Executives and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Upon completion of the Institute program, graduates receive the IOM recognition which allows them to use the letters “IOM” in public mention and professional correspondence. The IOM recognition signifies the completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and commitment to the industry.

If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, submit your bio and a short write-up to [email protected] by March 10.

Early registration deadline for Midwest and Southeast Institute is April 20. Early registration deadline for West and NortheastInstitute is May 25.

For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites and dates, visit the Institute website and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.

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