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Join us in Chicago from November 6 to 8, 2019 for our annual CAEL Conference!Register Now

Which Membership Type Suits Me Best?

Individual membership grants access to most CAEL Member benefits, including complimentary webinars and discounted professional development opportunities.

Group memberships allow up to 15 contacts under one membership. In addition to the discounts on professional development and publications shared with individual memberships, institutional members also receive discounts on CAEL’s consulting services and other products, such as Adult Learner 360.

The following are the diffent types of of group memberships available:

  • Institutional: For accredited colleges and universities - Fees are based on the size of institution’s enrollment according to Higher Education Directory.
  • Organizational: For Employers, Corporations, Associations, and Organizations.
  • System - For Systems offices. Membership does not cover institutions within the system, only the system’s office.
  • International - For educational institutions located outside the United States.

The following are the diffent types of of individual memberships available:

  • Individual - For Educators, Administrators, Managers, Human Resource Professionals and others interested in adult learning.
  • Student - For students interested in adult learning. Proof of college enrollment will be requested.
  • Retiree - For retired educators and administrators interested in adult learning.


Become a Member

You're taking a huge step in making a stance for adult students on your campus! Start your membership by clicking here. You will be directed to our members only website where you can sign up to become a member.

Become a Member

Renew Your Membership

Are you a CAEL member that needs to renew your membership? Click here and renew on the CAEL members only website.

Renew Membership

Professional Development Package

Supplement your membership with CAEL’s Professional Development Package. You'll gain access to immense savings on CAEL’s robust professional development offerings throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

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Collaborator Membership

Are you looking to directly connect with prospects in higher education? Become a CAEL Collaborator Member and gain access to innovators leading transformations at colleges and universities across the nation. Click here to learn more and start connecting with decision makers in higher education today!

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CAEL Member Benefits

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CAEL Members receive exclusive insight into the adult learner, the changing landscape of higher education and the workplace. 

  • Members receive early access to CAEL’s extensive research
  • Members can also take advantage of our members-only webinars, gaining new perspectives on higher education and learning CAEL’s perspective on what policies will have the greatest impact. Recent subjects covered by webinars include: 
    • Assessing adult student support
    • College credit for workplace learning
    • Building a Model for Closing Institution Completion

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As CAEL releases new publications, which provide the latest research on the adult learner and career development, members will be the first to gain access to them, receiving a free copy of each newly released CAEL publication. 

  • Members may purchase additional copies of CAEL’s publications at a reduced rate
  • Publications provide up-to-date research that supports efforts to help adult learners access education

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Members of CAEL are given exclusive access to opportunities to connect with others who have a passion for adult learning.

  • As a member, you’ll get to attend CAEL’s array of online and in-person events.
  • Search for and connect with other CAEL members on our members-only website. To log in for the first time, click “Don’t know your password?” and use your email address to set one up.

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Members receive free or deeply discounted rates for professional development or certification programs.

  • Programs decode adult learning trends, demystify prior learning assessment, explain competency-based education, transform advising to better serve adults students and more. 
  • Members can make take advantage of discounts for the following CAEL programs and development tools:
    • Publications
    • Consulting services, including the Adult Learner 360 survey tool
    • CAEL professional development, including workshop series’ held throughout the year at CAEL’s Annual Conference
    • PLA certification program through DePaul University
    • Advising certification 
    • Online faculty assessor certification 
  • Members who supplement their membership with CAEL’s Professional Development receive additional discounts and access to complimentary events.
  • View Upcoming Events

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CAEL members gain unique opportunities to meet the best minds in adult learning, inside and outside of higher education, at the annual CAEL International Conference.

  • CAEL members receive discounts on CAEL’s pre-conference workshops, including Fundamentals of Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education and Assessment Workshop
  • Details on keynote speakers for the 2019 CAEL Conference can be found at cael.org/conference

Click here to learn more.


Christine Carpenter

Vice President, Membership

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Jeannie McCarron

Director, Membership Engagement


Elizabeth Warner

Director of Event Operations


Angela Lucas

Manager, Member Engagement


Other Ways to Become a CAEL Member

  • CAEL
    c/o Membership
    55 E. Monroe, Suite 2710
    Chicago, IL 60603
  • You may also fax your application to 312-499-2601