Course Registration is open November 23, 2020 - January 23, 2021.

Earn the CAE – Prep for Success!
A Virtual Course
Tuesday, January 26 – Tuesday, April 27, 2021  
5 pm - 6 pm Eastern time weekly (1 hour)
14 weeks. 1 session per week.
Ongoing support throughout.

The CAE May 2021 exam period is May 1 - 14.

CAE Exam Applications are due Friday, February 26.
Be ready. Invest in Your Success. 

Course fee: $630 League Members | $770 for everyone else 



While we cannot guarantee you will pass the CAE Exam, we CAN guarantee that we will be here every step of the way to support, guide, and prepare you for this worthwhile professional development activity.

We will help you study; we will help you change the way you think; AND we will keep your morale up in the process!cae course

The League’s course:

  • Offers consistent guidance and explanation
  • Manages quality of the presentation of the content in the ASAE Recommended Resources
  • Provides curated materials to deepen understanding of nonprofit management
  • Experienced guest presenters will offer insights and perspectives on the domains of practice
  • Personalized instruction – in addition to offering opportunities to talk with Cecilia outside of the weekly course sessions (no additional fee) if needed, the League can connect participants with a coach or expert in a particular subject area (additional fee) for specific coaching as needed
  • Course Syllabus with Reading Assignments
  • Practice Quizzes and Exams
  • The Ethical Nonprofit – a course via The 501c League [included in fee]
  • A Community Forum for CAE candidates in this course [included in fee]
  • Help with CAE exam application review if needed [included in fee]
  • Weekly sessions will be recorded for later review

Core Resources:

Your registration fee is for the COURSE ONLY and does not include the ASAE recommended resources for CAE Exam study.

woman reading a bookThe 501c League uses the recommended resources from ASAE (not included in the course fee – course participants must purchase on their own). All these resources can be purchased directly from ASAE.

  1. ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management
  2. Association Law Handbook
  3. How to Read Nonprofit Financial Statements
  4. ASAE ForesightWorks Users’ Guide
  5. The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  6. Membership Essentials: Recruitment, Retention, Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources


Course Facilitator | Cecilia Sepp, CAE

 Work with one of the most experienced Certified Association Executives and Nonprofit Management Executives in the profession: Cecilia Sepp, CAE

Cecilia SeppAfter earning the CAE in 2015, Cecilia began mentoring individuals and study groups to help others prepare for the exam. She is now bringing her decades of nonprofit management experience and her mentoring experience together in a formal course to support the ongoing development of nonprofit professionals.

 Cecilia’s colleagues say: 

  • The breadth of her knowledge of association management and strategy processes is formidable. [LinkedIn]
  • Cecilia knows the association business inside and out. [LinkedIn]
  • Her understanding of the workings and processes of associations is not just encyclopedic -- she makes it available by combining her solid listening skills with clear and patient explanations. [LinkedIn]
  • Cecilia pulls the best out of others by setting the performance bar high and leading others over the bar by example. [LinkedIn]

Questions about the course? Contact Cecilia Sepp: [email protected]

Registration opens November 23, 2020; closes January 23, 2021

Course fee = $630.00 for League members | Course fee = $770.00 for everyone else