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: Credits for educational programs 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. For more information, check out ASAE's CAE credit requirements.

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 us at [email protected].

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 one $500 partial tuition scholarship to one of Institute’s 2024 sites. The scholarship, available to an ISAE member, will be awarded to a student attending Institute for the first time to assist with enrollment fees and cannot be combined with any other Institute scholarships.

For over 100 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.

Its curriculum, comprised of four week-long sessions (typically taken one session per year over four years), is taught by university professors, industry experts and leading practitioners in the chamber and association industries. Each session is five days long and is offered at four locations across the country annually; allowing participants to choose which site or time of the year best fits their schedule. 

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 August 23, 2023.

Registration for the Winter session will open in early September, 2023.

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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