The Qualified Association Specialist (QAS) Certificate Program provides anyone in the association industry, including CEOs, a broad base view of the key elements in running an association.
The QAS program has gathered seasoned experts to present a comprehensive overview of the many facets of working in or with an association - 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. These industry leaders share their knowledge with you through 12 online modules, approximately an hour each.
The QAS program qualifies for 12 CAE credit hours!
The program is self-directed and the platform guides you through each module. We've included a "Credit" and "Help" tab in the portal that can answer questions on advancing to the next section as well as accessing your Qualified Association Specialist certificate.
*How to purchase the program as a Non-FSAE Member
Click the Login button to the left and Create a New Account. You will need to do this if you are not an FSAE member - even if you have an existing Peach New Media account. Return to the Login screen after creating your account. If you have difficulty accessing the account registration, please click here.
After logging in, add the QAS program to your basket. Since you are not a member of FSAE, the program will default to the non-member rate. If you have a coupon code from FSAE or a Partner SAE, enter it in the Basket screen to reduce your purchase price.
FSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. The program above meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 12 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Please note that self-study programs can only account for a maximum of 50% of the professional development credits needed for the exam and renewal applications (max of 50 credits for the exam, and 20 credits max for renewal.)