National Credential
Credential: Certified Association Executive (CAE)  NCCA resource
Credentialing Agency: American Society of Association Executives

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification provides candidates with professional experiences in leadership roles or staff related roles, to take on further responsibilities of managing a non-profit organization or association. A CAE has a wide range of knowledge essential to managing an association. CAE candidates must meet one of the eligibility requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Association Executive (CAE)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 00Z Command Sergeant Major Nominative MOS other          
Enlisted 11Z Infantry Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 12H Construction Engineering Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 12X General Engineering Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 12Z Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 13Z Field Artillery Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 14Z Air Defense Artillery Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 15K Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 18Z Special Forces Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 19Z Armor Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 25T Satellite/Microwave Systems Chief MOS other          
Enlisted 25W Telecommunications Operations Chief MOS other          
Enlisted 25X Chief Signal NCO MOS some          
Enlisted 25Z Visual Information Operations Chief MOS other          
Enlisted 35X Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35Y Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 35Z Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief MOS some          
Enlisted 42A Human Resources Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 46Z Chief Public Affairs NCO MOS other          
Enlisted 68Z Chief Medical NCO MOS other          
Enlisted 88Z Transportation Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 91X Maintenance Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 91Z Senior Maintenance Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 92Z Senior Noncommissioned Logistician MOS other          
Enlisted 94W Electronic Maintenance Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 94Z Senior Electronic Maintenance Supervisor MOS other          

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Association Executive (CAE)


Requirements have not yet been collected for this credential. In the meantime, you can click on the credential name at the top of the page for more information about the general requirements for this credential from the credentialing agency.

American Society of Association Executives
1575 I Street NW
Washington, DC  20005-1168
Phone: (202) 626-2723
Fax: (202) 371-8827
Email: education@asaenet.org