Become a member of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to help adults learn, stay in school, graduate, and succeed. Their success will help our nation meet its postsecondary graduation goals—and make the difference between success and failure for our nation and its economy.

CAEL Membership Benefits

Direct Access to the Latest Research and Activities
CAEL continually updates members on adult learner research and initiatives through the CAEL Forum & News, our members-only publication.

Discounts on Professional Development, Publications, and Consulting
, workshops, events, publications, and consulting services are available to CAEL members at deeply discounted rates.

NEW: Special Offer from Jossey-Bass for CAEL Members
Subscribe to Recruiting and Retaining Adult Learners and save 50% on your Personal Print Only subscription rate or your Personal Online Only subscription rate. To subscribe and receive your discount, login in to the CAEL members-only website and follow the instructions on the home page. If you do not have your member login info, contact Elizabeth Peterson at 312-499-2636.

Networking Opportunities
Meet the best minds in adult learning, both inside and outside of higher education, at CAEL’s annual conference. You can search for other CAEL members on our members-only website through the "Directory" button. CAEL members also connect and converse on CAEL's LinkedIn Groups. For a limited time, non-members can join these groups for free.  

Exclusive Webinars
CAEL offers webinars free of charge exclusively to CAEL members.


Membership Levels and Fees

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Download PDF Application
E-mail your completed application to or mail to:
c/o Membership
55 E. Monroe, Suite 2710
Chicago, IL 60603

You may also fax your application to 312-499-2601

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If your membership has recently expired and you would like to renew online, click here.


December 06, 2011

Are More Institutions Offering PLA?

IPEDS data show a 35% increase in the total number of institutions saying that they offer PLA

November 07, 2011

Increased Interest in Adult Learners and Higher Education

As the president encourages colleges and universities to increase the number of postsecondary degrees and credentials, CAEL conference attendees are up for the challenge.