Certificate (CAEP)

CAEP© is the Admission and Enrollment Management industry’s first and only certificate program, a distinction within the profession, and a self-paced, online program that fits your individual schedule.

The Program

Distinguish yourself from your peers and other school leaders by increasing your knowledge. Obtaining a certificate in any profession is a declaration proving excellence in one’s professional competence and behaviors, as well as a way to enhance one’s professional development. Developed by AISAP, CAEP© is situated to be the standard of excellence in the world of independent and private school admission and enrollment management professionals.

This certificate and the overall Admission and Enrollment Management Professional program is based on AISAP’s Learning and Development Framework and Professional Competencies and Behaviors. It supports those individuals responsible for admission and enrollment management with content that will increase their knowledge of their roles within their schools and within the industry at large, in order to meet the challenges of the admission landscape, as well as understand the leadership role that is in play for their school’s advancement.

Earning the CAEP© distinction is the coveted hallmark for any committed admission and enrollment management professional and those who support the advancement of the profession. AISAP’s program serves as the catalyst to launch your interest and demonstrate your desire to become a certified professional in independent school admission and enrollment management using the knowledge learned via CAEP© to promote institutional health and well-being.

This asynchronous, online, self-paced curriculum has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject-matter expertise to aid you through the certificate process. It is recommended that you prepare to reserve two to three hours per lesson so you can follow along in the included study guides.

CAEP© is completed online through our state-of-the-art learning management system. Each lesson has a study guide, and at the conclusion of all twenty lessons there will be an online assessment that is must be passed. When all twenty lessons are completed, and the final assessment is passed, you will have successfully demonstrated mastery, earning your CAEP© certificate.

AISAP firmly believes in the art and science of this profession. Through CAEP© we desire not only to educate our members and those who support admission and enrollment management, we seek to elevate the individual who holds this distinguished certificate so that all independent and private school leaders will recognize and value their knowledge and value.

Member Ryan Abramson explains the benefits of CAEP©.


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

  • Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals who are:
    • Entering the profession with 6 months-2 years of experience, who are willing to learn and orient their professional development to all things admissions and enrollment management
    • Emerging with 3-5 years of experience, who are seeking to gain knowledge and enhance their professional development through earning the CAEP© 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 the profession with 10-plus years of experience, who seek to demonstrate leadership as a manager and serve as a strategic innovator 
  • School leaders seeking an understanding of admission/enrollment management and the challenges and opportunities of the profession.

Those individuals who are interested in receiving a certificate in Admissions and Enrollment Management as a Professional must: 

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

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

+ For unique eligibility situations, please contact us at learn@aisap.org 

Fee Schedule




$695.00 USD

$1,195.00 USD*

Group of 2 from a school (fee per person)

$550.00 USD

$895.00 USD*

Group of 3 or more from a school (fee per person)

$500.00 USD

$745.00 USD*

College Student** enrollment

$395.00 USD 

To receive the certificate at the member price, join AISAP now!

**College Student is someone currently enrolled in an accredited, undergraduate higher education program, not currently employed at a school

If you have questions about CAEP© or other AISAP programs, please contact us at 203-421-7051 or learn@aisap.org 

How to Get Started

Beginning the process to earn your CAEP© certificate is a three-part process. Candidates must first meet eligibility requirements.

  1. Complete full payment for the online course.
  2. Receive login credentials and access to the courses.
  3. Complete the enrollment data form.  

As soon as your registration fee is paid, you will have one year from that date to complete your certificate program. You will be given credentials that allow access to your learning platform.