The Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) credential recognizes healthcare professionals who provide asthma education to their clients. The CAE credential demonstrates to your clients, peers and supervisors that you have the competencies to provide comprehensive, evidence-informed care in asthma.
This credential is appropriate for those educators working in paediatrics. If healthcare professionals also see adult clients in their practice, CNRC recommends that you work to obtain the Certified Respiratory Educator credential, which also includes COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
The Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) exam tests educator proficiency in two important aspects of asthma education:
up-to-date knowledge about asthma (the "what to teach")
better understanding on the part of educators about educational theory and process (the "how to teach")
National Learning Objectives (core competencies) provide a common set of technical and teaching skills, knowledge and abilities for asthma educators.
Requirements to challenge the Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) Exam
1. You must have a degree or diploma in a recognized healthcare profession
that includes counselling within its scope of practice.
2. You must complete one of the following health education courses: