Certification Standards

Raise the Bar on Management Performance with AED Certifications

AED Certified Managers are part of an exclusive class of professionals who have met the rigorous certification standards set forth by AED and the AED Foundation. Achieving Management Certification through AED signifies a commitment to superior workplace performance on the part of AED member companies and their individual team members.

Rise to the Top of the Industry by Becoming an AED Certified Manager

The AED Foundation’s comprehensive management certification programs offer a blended curriculum of leadership and operational coursework to give managers the acuity they need to succeed. Each program offers certification candidates the opportunity to complete learning requirements via seminars, web-based courses, or traditional self-study.

The AED Foundation offers certification in the following areas:

  • Branch Operations Management
  • Service Management
  • Rental Management
  • Parts Management

Ready to take your place among the industry’s best managers? Contact Rebecca Lintow at (630) 468-5113 or rlintow@aednet.org for more information.

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Branch Operations

Becoming AED Branch Operations Management Certified allows you or your employees to join the industry elite. In many cases, those applying for this AED Certification are already industry professionals with a few years of management experience. Many have experience in other revenue centers in dealerships such as parts, service, sales or rental.

This certificate does more than award you a plaque and a pin. Becoming an AED Certified Manager signifies a commitment to superior workplace performance on the part of both AED member dealers and their individual team members.

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Service

An AED Certified Service Manager will be trained in key service operating standards, as well as how to manage service department resources and more effectively sell heavy equipment service. Most of all, they will be recognized for their completion of exemplary service-specific training. Current employment at an AED member company and a minimum of 3 years of experience are some of the requirements for the certification.

This certificate does more than award you a plaque and a pin. Becoming an AED Certified Manager signifies a commitment to superior workplace performance on the part of both AED member dealers and their individual team members.

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Parts

Upon completion of an AED Parts Manager Certificate, participants will be able to better plan and measure department performance, develop and implement plans for good business practices, plan and manage parts inventories to maximize customer benefits, and enhance overall sales efforts. Above all, Certified Parts Managers will be recognized for their completion of exemplary parts-specific training. Current employment at an AED member company and a minimum of 3 years of experience are some of the requirements for the certification.

This certificate does more than award you a plaque and a pin. Becoming an AED Certified Manager signifies a commitment to superior workplace performance on the part of both AED member dealers and their individual team members.

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Rental

Along with learning such skills as marketing strategies, operations & personnel management, and selling, an AED Certified Rental Manager will be recognized for his or her completion of exemplary rental-specific training. Current employment at an AED member company and a minimum of 2 years of experience are some of the requirements for the certification.

This certificate does more than award you a plaque and a pin. Becoming an AED Certified Manager signifies a commitment to superior workplace performance on the part of both AED member dealers and their individual team members.

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