(Springfield, IL) – Blanca Campos, CBHA’s Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs and incoming CEO, has earned the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential through a certification program sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives.
The CAE is the highest professional credential in the trade association industry.
Blanca received word from the accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, last Thursday, June 16, that she had passed the rigorous 4-hour exam.
“The CAE credential recognizes that an association professional has demonstrated the range of knowledge essential to manage a trade association in today’s challenging environment,” said CBHA CEO Marvin Lindsey. “I am deeply proud of Blanca’s achievement because the credential places an official seal on her daily demonstrated professionalism here at CBHA.”
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management.
There are currently only 4,700 CAEs across the world.