Certification of Event & Conference Organisers Employed by Associations in New Zealand

The certification is designed for association professionals with at least three years on the job experience.  Applicants must show expanding existing knowledge while exploring new trends and tackling a wide variety of skills-based training's and assessments.

The benefit of undertaking the certification process is simple: you will be nationally recognised and acknowledge that you have a high level of expertise, skills, knowledge and commitment.  As a result, the certification can be a significant competitive advantage showing that event and conference professionals, through their training and on the job experience, have gained the high level of understanding and achievement necessary to excel. Two certification programs are available:

Certified Association Conference Organiser (CACO) 
The Certified Association Conference Organiser would be an accreditation of a person who has successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability to manage conferences within an association.  The applicant must provide evidence that they have run at least two conferences. 
 
Certified Association Event Organiser (CAEO) 
The Certified Association Event Organiser would be an accreditation of a person who has successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability to manage events within an association.  The applicant must provide evidence that they have managed a number of events ranging from small to large gatherings. 

Who is Eligible for Certification? 
The certification is designed for In-house events and conference organising professionals with at least three years on the job experience.  Applicants must currently work for a registered association within New Zealand and show they are expanding their existing knowledge while exploring new trends and tackling a wide variety of skills-based trainings and assessments.


Official Wording
The official wording for the use of the certification on email signatures is:
Certified Association Event Organiser (Australasian Society of Association Executives)
Certified Association Conference Organiser (Australasian Society of Association Executives)

Costs                                                                                              Initial cost               Renewed biennial
Certified Association Event Professional                                            $80.00                               $40.00
Certified Association Conference Professional                                 $120.00                             $60.00


Process for Applications

  • Processing time will be approximately 3-4 weeks from receipt of application.
  • Certification is valid for two years and must be renewed biennially.
  • Once the application has been assessed the Committee may request a 30-minute interview with the applicant.
  • If approved, an electronic certificate will be provided confirming certification.
  • If not approved, a recommendation for improvement will be provided to the applicant.
  • For renewal applications, a letter from the CEO of their association needs to be provided to confirm you have completed the requirements for the certification within the previous two years.

Applications will be submitted to:
Brett Jeffery
General Manager NZ AuSAE
brett@ausae.org.au
A committee of certified professionals will assess the applicants based on the evidence provided and provide a recommendation to the General Manager for approval.

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Donna Vincent 
NZ Paint Manufacturers Association
Certified Association 
Conference Organiser  





































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