Allied Membership

CECU's Allied membership is designed for organizations that provide programs, products, and services to the postsecondary career sector of higher education.

CECU represents over 1,100 campuses and affiliate members in North America that educate and support millions of students for employment in over 200 occupational fields. CECU offers several membership options to meet the wants and needs of our partners.

The benefits add up. As an Allied Member, you get invaluable access to updated information affecting the sector as well as networking opportunities to the decision makers at these institutions. Get—and stay—on their radar with Allied Membership.

Allied Membership Benefits

Branding and Speaking Opportunities

  • All allied members are featured on the allied member directory to list contact information as well as list of services and products available.
  • Advertising opportunities are available in the Daily News, Career Education Review, and the Career Education Report podcast.
  • Speaking opportunities through bi-monthly webinars or the Annual Career Education Convention.
  • Allied members receive access to the full membership list each year.


  • CECU works with top-tier research firms and thought leaders to collect and analyze data to understand the cost-benefit and economic impact of legislation and regulations.
  • Data is collected through social, market, and custom research to develop recommendations that inform federal, state, and local policy and decision-makers.
  • The association publishes reports, best practices, videos, and infographics that showcase our schools' important work in efforts such as educating veterans, workforce demand, skilled trades and frontline training, and underserved community populations.
  • CECU regularly evaluates research goals and priorities by engaging members, sector leaders, and policymakers.


  • All members receive the CER Daily News email containing a comprehensive news summary, student success stories, and a list of upcoming webinars and events.
  • Real-time updates on important news and information relevant to our sector.
  • Access to Career Education Review (CER), a quarterly publication that features articles addressing successful educational operations.
  • Access to CECU’s best-in-class media relations, communications, and social media team to assist with local media and communications outreach.
  • Access to CECU's podcast, Career Education Report.

Professional Development

  • CECU hosts the top attended events in the sector including the Career Education Convention, Executive Leadership Summit, Hill Day, and Leadership Institute.
  • Access to a robust member-only website, including all past webinar recordings, event documents, government relations resources and more.
  • Complimentary webinars on important and timely topics. Webinars are hosted twice monthly.
  • Networking opportunities with other leaders in the sector.
  • CECU awards the Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP) certification for completion of approved training through MaxKnowledge and a network of partnering educational associations and agencies.
Bridget Granados
Bridget Granados
Dir. Business Development
As a partner in higher education, our team was instantly drawn to CECU’s mission and actions. values the effort and dedication CECU puts into every student experience while promoting the growth of career education. The team at MyDegree is thrilled to be a new Allied member of CECU.
David Neal
David Neal
Collegiate Housing Services
Collegiate Housing Services (CHS) has been an allied member of CECU since 2004. As a company that primarily services the career education sector, we value CECU’s advocacy for policies that benefit the sector’s institutions and students. During our time as members, we have routinely participated in the annual conventions as exhibitors and active attendees. It is always a great opportunity to rekindle our sector relationships and meet new prospective partners. The CECU staff have always been eager to assist in this regard. We value our membership in CECU and its impact on our company’s growth and success.
Ben Zimmer
Ben Zimmer
JobWise is very grateful to be part of CECU as an Allied Member. CECU's dedication to advancing career education is unmatched, and we highly recommend CECU to any organization looking to make a significant impact in career education.
Elizabeth Keifer Herron
Elizabeth Keifer Herron
Vice President of Solutions and Sales
Collegiate Admission and Retention Solutions
Collegiate Admission and Retention Solutions (CARS) has been an active allied member for more than twenty years, relying upon CECU for timely information and advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues affecting higher education. The recent addition of the podcast - Career Education Report has helped to bring vital issues to a wider audience than before. The current CECU team partners extremely well with other state, regional and national organizations to improve access to excellent conferences and webinars, which bring institutions and service providers like CARS together. Perhaps one of the greatest recent accomplishments is the admittance to the ACE secretariat, demonstrating that CECU is a recognized voice for students, workforce issues and the institutions we serve.

For more information, or to talk with a CECU Staff member regarding potential membership, please contact [email protected].

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