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CAEL Member Benefits

Adult Students, Adult Student Champions
CAEL sheds new light on adult learner research and news through the CAEL Forum & News, our members-only publication. Get early access to our extensive research on the changing landscape of higher education and the workplace. Take advantage of our members-only webinars and get the CAEL perspective on what policies will have the most impact.


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Get more value from your membership by purchasing the professional development package as a supplement to your membership.

The Professional Development package allows institutional and system members to pre-pay for an entire year of workshops, webinars, and attendance at our annual conference at a discounted price. The benefits can be shared and utilized by multiple faculty and staff.

This package is available for $4,985 – offering members over $3,000 in savings when compared to purchasing each of these events individually.

Purchase Professional Development Package
Connect with others who have a passion for adult learning by attending CAEL’s array of online and in-person events. Search for and connect with other CAEL members on our members-only website. Participate in our new Q&A Expert Webinar series that will be hosted throughout the year. You can also keep up on the latest news and trends and share your thorny challenges on CAEL’s LinkedIn Groups.
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Meet the best minds in adult learning, both inside and outside of higher education, at our annual conference. Attend keynote sessions and workshops all focused on adult learning. Save on our pre-conference workshops like the Fundamentals of Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education and Assessment Workshop.
Receive free or deeply discounted rates for professional development or certification programs that decode adult learning trends, demystify Prior Learning Assessment, explain Competency-Based Education, transform advising to better serve adults students and more. Discounts are also available for CAEL consulting services and the Adult Learning Focused Institution (ALFI) survey tools.
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Institutional Membership

For regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Fees are based on the size of an institution's enrollment.

Category of Membership Basic
1-1000 $635
1001-5000 $775
5001 and Over $985
Higher Ed Systems $1035
International $475

Organizational Membership

For corporations, healthcare providers, associations labor unions and other non-academic organizations. 

Category of Membership Basic
For Profit $1075
Non-Profit $595


CAEL Individual Membership  

For educators, administors, managers, graduate students, human resources professionals, and others interested in adult learning.

Category of Membership Basic
Individual $175
Student $75
Retiree $85

Become a CAEL Member Now

Apply Online
Select the "Sign Up" option and select the appropriate membership level to gain access to the members only website.
Download PDF Application
E-mail your completed application to membershipservices@cael.org or mail
c/o Membership
55 E. Monroe, Suite 2710
Chicago, IL 60603


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

Renew Membership

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

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