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Register now for the 2023 CAEL Conference in Baltimore, MD!


Join a visionary group of postsecondary institutions, organizations, and individuals committed to lifelong learning. 

Which Membership Type Suits Me Best?

CAEL welcomes the following categories to become members:

  • Postsecondary Institutions: This membership is for postsecondary institutions engaged in creating a transformative culture for adult learners (membership rates based on institution full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment)
  • Postsecondary Systems: This membership allows systems to choose the right membership to meet their needs; this includes individual institutions, or the system office, or the option to customize a system membership (membership rates based on system plan)
  • Organizations: This membership is for:
    • workforce boards
    • workforce training providers
    • economic development organizations
    • chambers of commerce
    • employers in business and industry
    • nonprofits
    • community-based organizations
    • and, other mission-aligned organizations.
  • Organization Ecosystem: We can design a membership that aligns with specific stakeholders and current regional needs.
  • Individuals: This membership is for individuals from any category (including graduate students)
  • The Graduate! Network:  This membership is for Communities, States, Programs, and Institutions.

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Postsecondary Institutions

Your CAEL membership means you will be a part of a community striving to create a world where every adult has a pathway to lifelong learning and meaningful work. Membership rates are based on institution full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment.







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Postsecondary Systems

Are you a postsecondary education system seeking ways to assist your colleges and universities with their goals and strategies in serving adult learners? CAEL offers a variety of options for systems that will align your institutions with best practices and goals.

Postsecondary System Office

Extended System Membership for Postsecondary Institutions

Extended System Membership for Individuals

For the system institution's official representatives: $1,065

Starting rate $3,275 for five or more institutions (based on FTE enrollment with no charge for the system office - a $1,065 savings!)

Starting rate $3,600 for 20 individual memberships throughout the system (no charge for the system office - a $1,065 savings!)

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Build equitable career pathways in your community! Connect your organization with CAEL's expansive network. Collaborate with purpose, and create a strong regional platform for economic mobility. This membership includes: workforce boards, workforce training providers, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, employers in business and industry, nonprofits, community based organizations, and other mission aligned organizations.


(Option 1)


Ecosystem Membership (Option 2)


*Pricing includes membership for up to 15 individuals per organization. 

Starting rate $3,600 for 20+ individual memberships throughout the ecosystem. CAEL is committed to assisting members with regional and ecosystem needs. We can design a membership that aligns with your specific stakeholders and current regional needs. Please contact us at membershipservices@cael.org to receive a customized membership quote just for you.

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CAEL invites individuals from any category including postsecondary, workforce, employers, community-based organizations, and other mission-aligned organizations to join us as we work together to improve education-to-career pathways for adult learners. Graduate and doctoral students who wish to complement their research and graduate studies through our membership community are also a welcomed segment within our growing community of members.


Graduate Student



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Membership Renewal

Ready to renew your CAEL membership? You can do so here.


Want to learn more? Let's talk.

If your institution or organization is seeking guidance, solutions, or support from CAEL, or if you have an idea for a future collaboration initiative with us, please reach out. We'd love to connect.

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