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Join us in New Orleans from November 3 to 5, 2020 for our annual CAEL Conference

Career and Education Advising Certification

Invest in Helping Adult Learners Succeed

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.


Course Start Dates

  • Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 
    Registration links for 2020 are forthcoming.

Explore Critical Topics for Career Advising

This 12-week intensive course covers the following key topics:

  • Apply career development theory to your work
  • Advising Adults: Approaches and Competencies
  • Exploring Career and Education Options
  • Advising Diverse Populations: understanding social, cultural and economic contexts
  • Advise a diverse workforce
  • The Career Planning Process: assessment; data-gathering; goal-setting; action plan
  • Ethics in Advising
  • Capstone: You will be required to exhibit understanding of the skills necessary for providing successful career and education advising


Learning Experience

The course is delivered online in a mostly asynchronous manner. This means that you can participate by watching presentations, reading content, completing activities, reflecting, writing, and discussing topics with your fellow students in the community forums at a time that is convenient for you. There will be options for live interaction with the course facilitator and other participants several times during the course.


The final week of the course is dedicated to presentation of and feedback on Capstone projects.



The course is $895. CAEL members and/or groups of 5 or more who register for the same course start date receive a 15% discount. Please email learningcountsadvising@cael.org for information on how to receive the discount.




Questions? E-mail learningcountsadvising@cael.org or call 312-499-2365.