Certification Eligibility


Those individuals who are interested in becoming a Certified Admissions and Enrollment Management Professional© must: 

  1. Accept and support the Principles of the Ethical Behavior & Best Practices for Admission Professionals, the Association’s code of conduct, to ensure high professional standards in the recruitment of students and the transition to postsecondary education.
  2. Have earned an associate's degree or higher (or are currently pursuing education).
  3. Have admission experience at a qualifying organization*. 

*A qualifying organization as defined in the AISAP by-laws

To be eligible for CAEP©, an individual must meet one of the following experience criteria+:

  • School Leaders seeking an understanding of enrollment management and its challenges and opportunities.
  • Entering admission | enrollment management professionals with 0 months – 2+ years of experience who are ready to train and orient their professional development to all things admissions and enrollment management;
  • Emerging admission | enrollment management professionals with 3 – 5 years of experience who are seeking to claim their professional development in the form of a certificate;
  • Advanced admission | enrollment management professionals with 6 - 10 years of experience who want to increase their proficiency while gaining recognition in their positions;
  • Mastery in admission | enrollment management with 10+ years of experience who seek to be innovative by supporting AISAP in leading the credentialing program.  

+ For unique eligibility situations, please contact Ray Diffley, Leadership Center Director at leadershipcenter@aisap.org or Cindy Taylor, Certification Manager, at coordinator@aisap.org