CAEP Certification

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Certified Admission and Enrollment Management Professional Program



What is the AISAP CAEP?

The Certified Admission and Enrollment Management Professional Program (Copyright © 2015 AISAP. All rights reserved) is the industry's first and only certification program for PK-12 admission professionals and other school leaders.  

It allows these professionals to gain and demonstrate their knowledge of enrollment management. Devised using the framework of AISAP’s Standards & Competencies for Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals, and endorsed and supported by Vanderbilt’s Peabody Professional Program, the certification framework and content supports those individuals responsible for admission and enrollment management to meet the challenges of the admission landscape as well as understand the leadership role admission plays in a school’s advancement. Additionally it has been created to elevate professional standards and enhance individual performance. Earning the CAEP, CAEP-L (Leader), and CAEP-M (Master) certification is the trademark of a committed admission and enrollment management professional and those who support the advancement of the profession. Launched in January 2016, the CAEP Program begins your journey and serves as the launch for a process that will demonstrate your understanding of the role admission and enrollment management plays in ensuring institutional health.

What are the benefits?

Earning the AISAP CAEP certification serves as a distinction to all in the profession as to your understanding as well as support and commitment to the profession. This recognition will validate your skills in enrollment management, supports your value as a member of the schools leadership team, enhances confidence in the ever changing landscape of independent school admission, demonstrates your commitment to the profession of enrollment management and distinguish you from peers and other school leaders. 

How can I begin the process and when can I start?

Starting the process of earning and maintaining your CAEP is a three-part process. Candidates must first meet eligibility requirements. You will be enrolled once you pay the registration fee (see below for appropriate fee) and fill out the enrollment data form. At that time, you will be given credentials that will give you access to the asynchronistic online learning platform.

Who is it for? Why is it important?

Watch this brief video by Ray Diffley, Director of AISAP's Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership Center.

CAEP Certification Fee:  $695 AISAP Member / $1,195 Non Member    For office or group pricing, please contact Ray Diffley, Director of AISAP's Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership.

CAEP Level 1 is available now; Level 2-Leader will be available summer 2017.  Please note: you will have one year to complete each level of the certification process. If you have questions about the program, you can email Ray Diffley, Director of AISAP Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership, at  If you’re ready to begin we encourage you to click Register Now.


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CAEP Advisory Council

Christine Hailer Baker
Founder and President
The Baker Group
Doug Christiansen, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs,
 Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Vanderbilt University 
President of the Board, College Board
Joyce Smith
Chief Executive Officer
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Jeffery T. Wack, Ph.D.
JTWack & Company

2016-17 CAEP Certification Committee

Stephen Salvo, Chair
  Assistant Head for Advancement and Enrollment  
Trinity Episcopal School

Jim Mooney
Deputy Director of the Commission, NEASC

Brendan Schneider
Director of Institutional Advancement
Sewickley Academy

Bryan Fleming
Principal, Fleming Education Group LLC

Patrick Schuermann
Research Asst. Prof., Dept. of Leadership,
Policy & Organizations
Director of Master’s in Independent School
Leadership program

Thom Greenlaw
Founder & CEO, Creative Independents