Toyama Renews Certified Association Executive (CAE) Designation

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News

WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2016 – Wendy-Jo Toyama, Executive Director of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, was recently renewed as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with the American Society of Association Executives.

To become certified, applicants must meet eligibility requirements including employment, professional development, and educational degree. In addition, applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive examination, which tests fundamental knowledge of all areas of the association management profession.

To maintain certification, CAEs must accumulate professional credits over three-year periods to demonstrate their involvement in association management, continuing education, and the profession.

More than 4,000 association executives have earned and maintained the CAE designation. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  NCCA accreditation provides independent validation that the CAE Program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards concerning various aspects of the certification program.

About the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit

About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
ACPA is a 73-year-old non-profit medical society of healthcare professionals dedicated to treating birth defects of the head and face through a team care approach. ACPA supports the professional community and enhances the quality of team care by providing education and resources, supporting and disseminating research, and acting as an open forum for specialists to communicate. More information about ACPA can be found at or by calling 919-933-9044.