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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Career and Education Advisor Certification

September 08, 2015 at 12:00 AM

CAEL and Indiana University have developed an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults.

August 20, 2015

Don’t Undervalue Older Workers

Chief Learning Officer Magazine
July 26, 2015

TCAT-S joins adult learning coalition

Shelbyville Times-Gazette
July 14, 2015

New collaboration tools in the works for CBE

Education Dive
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?
April 24, 2015

UpSkill America

On April 24th, the White House hosted a national summit to address the critical need to upskill America’s workforce.
March 23, 2015

8 Tips For Better Employee Retention

If employee retention isn’t on your mind today, it should be. Now that the economy has bounced back, businesses are hiring and employees are ready and willing to seek new opportunities.

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.