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

Which Membership Type Suits Me Best?

CAEL welcomes postsecondary institutions, employers, affiliates, and individual professionals to become members.

  • Postsecondary Institutions: For postsecondary institutions engaged in creating a transformative culture for adult learners (membership rates based on institution full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment)
  • Postsecondary Systems: Allows systems to choose the right membership to meet their needs: includes individual institutions, or the system office, or the option to customize their system membership (membership rates based on system plan)
  • Affiliates: For organizations, employers, workforce commissions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and other like-minded entities (membership rates based on affiliation)
  • Individual: For individuals (including graduate students)

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 institutions

Postsecondary system office

Extended postsecondary system

For 3 or more institutions: 15% discount on individual institution fee

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

Complimentary if five or more institutions are members

For system office plus 20 systemwide additional individuals: $3,250

Customizable options available

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Membership rates are based on affiliation and include employers, mission-aligned organizations, workforce and economic development organizations, and industry groups.


Affiliates with 10 or fewer employees



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Membership rates based on affiliation and include educators, other professionals, and students pursuing graduate studies.


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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