Meaningful Learning, Credentials, and Work for Every Adult.

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) links learning and work. CAEL is a nonprofit that works at all levels within the higher education, public, and private sectors to make it easier for people to get the education and training they need.

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Developing Challenge Exams for PLA Webinar

December 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

This webinar will address ways that challenge exams can be added to your institution's PLA methods and provide an efficient and affordable way for students to demonstrate some types of learning achieved outside the classroom.

November 23, 2015

Redefining the College Degree

Chief Learning Officer
November 13, 2015

Credentialing Programs Keep Companies Competitive

Chief Learning Officer
November 11, 2015

Healthcare Employment for Veterans

At this time of year we thank veterans for their service. That is proper and fitting, but it is just the beginning. Another important part of reintegrating our veterans back into civilian society is to help them find meaningful employment.

October 22, 2015

Kimo Kippen of Hilton Worldwide Named Chief Learning Officer of the Year

We would like to congratulate CAEL board member and Business Champions member, Kimo Kippen, chief learning officer at Hilton Worldwide, for winning the Chief Learning Officer CLO of the Year award at the Fall 2015 Chief Learning Officer Symposium.

June 23, 2015

Credentialing: A National Dialogue

Credentialing – it’s among this year’s most important topics in adult education. We’re so excited to have been invited to participate in the launch of a national dialogue on the subject.
May 28, 2015

Six Steps to Improved Employee Engagement

“Engagement.” It’s quite a buzzword when it comes to employees these days. But what does it really mean?

Our Success Stories

Earning College Credit for Prior Learning

Read about CAEL’s online service,, to help people earn college credit for what they already know.

The site offers a prior learning credit predictor to help students determine how much college credit they could earn.

Students can also talk to a Credit Specialist, take a course in portfolio assessment, and assemble their portfolio - all online.