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If you are a professional pursuing the CAE credential, Varsity Tutors can help you connect with reliable and convenient CAE prep courses to help you as you build your knowledge for the exam. A Certified Association Executive, or CAE, must complete a challenging and rigorous 200-question four-hour exam to demonstrate their commitment to leading an association. If you think CAE classes could enhance your study efforts, get in touch with our Educational Directors today!

Whether you're a first-time tester or preparing to renew your CAE credential, our CAE prep course can offer the support and guidance you need to feel prepared on the day of the exam. Our Educational Directors can help you get in touch with a personal instructor who can provide an ongoing CAE class that is focused entirely on your individual needs.
CAE courses can help you spend time reviewing topics such as these that you'll need to understand to pursue certification:

CAE Certification Topics (non-comprehensive)

  • Strategic partnerships
  • Performance metrics
  • Leadership succession
  • Improving operations
  • Brand standards
  • Assessing brand effectiveness
  • Financial and business planning
  • Financial modeling
  • Analyzing global trends
  • Strategic planning
  • Governance systems
  • Educating volunteers
  • Affiliate/Chapter relationship strategies
  • Recruiting
  • Needs assessments
  • Evaluating revenue generation initiatives
  • Determining stakeholder needs
  • Credentialing programs
  • Establishing relationships with volunteers and staff
  • Diversity policies
  • Mentoring volunteer leaders
  • Performance review processes
  • Mitigating risk exposure
  • Business continuity plans
  • Coalition partnerships
  • Public relations education

A private CAE class is led by a skilled tutor. They can create a custom-tailored study plan that encompasses only the topics that you want to review. By focusing on the areas in which you have the most room for growth, your tutor can help you make each study session more efficient. For example, if you master public policies faster than expected, your instructor can quickly adjust to help you focus on administrative business planning.

Each tutoring session is structured around your needs. Your tutor may spend time introducing you to testing strategies that can help you maintain a steady pace during the exam. They may demonstrate relaxation techniques that may reduce test-related stress and anxiety. Your instructor can walk you through each section of the exam, answering your questions patiently and providing real-time feedback for your efforts.

CAE prep classes can help you review the comprehensive list of topics covered on this exam, as demonstrated by the table below:

Exam Outline

Section Topic Percentage of test
1. Strategic Management 16-18
A. General Management
B. Identity and Branding
C. Financial Management
D. Globalization
E. Strategic Planning and Thinking
2. Governance and Structure 10-12
A. Governance
B. Volunteer Leadership Development
C. Affiliate/Chapter Relations
3. Membership Development 7-9
A. Member Engagement
B. Membership Recruitment and Retention
C. Ethics Program
D. Standard-Setting Programs 9-11
4. Programs, Products, and Services
A. Development of Programs, Products, and Services
B. Fundraising, Sponsorships, and Development Programs
C. Meetings and Events
D. Certification, Accreditation, and Licensure
E. Affinity Programs
F. Professional Development Programs and Delivery Systems
5. Leadership 16-18
A. General Leadership
B. Ethics
C. Diversity
D. Interpersonal Skills and Group Facilitation
E. Negotiating
6. Administration 15-17
A. Human Resources
B. Technology
C. Legal and Risk Management
D. Facilities Management
E. Vendor/Supplier Management
F. Business Planning
7. Knowledge Management & Research 2-4
A. Knowledge Management
B. Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
8. Public Policy, Government Relations, and Coalition Building 7-9
A. Public Policy
B. Government Relations
C. Coalition Building
9. Marketing, Public Relations, & Communications 6-8
A. Marketing
B. Public Relations Programs
C. Publications, Media & Messages

One-on-one learning allows you to enjoy a relaxed and focused environment. Your instructor can cater to your needs in a variety of ways. They can identify your learning style and adjust their teaching strategies to suit it. Private studying can allow your tutor to readily adapt to your learning preferences, which can help take your study sessions to a new level.

Unlike other options, you don't have to worry about time constraints in your personalized test prep class. Varsity Tutors strives to refer you to an instructor who can work with your scheduling and learning needs. Our Live Learning Platform can allow you to work with your private tutor online for the utmost convenience. You don't have to cut out your daily activities while you prepare for this exam with such a convenient process.

Our CAE course can help you utilize a variety of tools that can help you go after your testing goals on the big day. If you would like more information about the academic services we offer, please reach out to Varsity Tutors to speak with an Educational Consultant who can answer your questions today!

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