CAI advances excellence through a variety of educational programs, professional designations, research, networking and referral opportunities, publications, and advocacy before legislative bodies, regulatory bodies, and the courts.
To guide advocacy efforts, CAI's Government & Public Affairs Committee (G&PA Committee) has worked to develop public policy positions on key issue areas that affect CAI members. These policy statements reflect the public policy preferences of CAI on key issues and guide volunteer advocates and staff in their advocacy efforts. CAI's over 37,000 members participate actively in the public policy process through more than 63 chapters worldwide and 35 state Legislative Action Committees.
Because CAI is a membership organization, any current member can propose a public policy for consideration by the G&PA Committee and Board of Directors. Through such member input, CAI develops, reviews and adopts public policy statements.