How to Know if The AED Foundation’s CMP is Right for You

By now, you’ve probably heard about The AED Foundation’s (AEDF) Certified Manager Programs (CMP). CMPs are a great way to gain managerial knowledge that can help you to achieve your career goals. Whatever area of the dealership you are interested in, there is a certified manager program designed to teach the department’s skills. The following options are available to those interested in completing the program:  

Before investing in a program, you may be wondering if a CMP is a right choice for you. Some common reasons one may sign up for a Certified Manager Program include…  

  • You’re looking to increase your knowledge in your department. 

This program is not limited to beginners. If you’re looking to improve your management skills or even gain another perspective on key management strategies, this program can help you do just that.  

  • You’re aspiring to become a department (or branch) manager at your dealership.  

If you’ve been considering transitioning into a management role, this program offers everything you need to get familiar with the responsibilities you will take on as a leader at your dealership. Learn about department-specific knowledge and necessary skills essential to running a department effectively, such as people management and financial management.  

  • You’re new to a management role at your dealership.  

If you’ve recently taken on a management role, you may be wondering where to start. This program offers exactly what you need to get acclimated to your new role, down to the department you are managing!   

Don’t count yourself out if you run a busy schedule. CMPs can be completed on your own time, at your own pace. There’s no need to tune in for courses at a specific time of day; you can finish the courses online from your home or office.  

Are you ready to start your journey towards reaching your career goals by becoming a certified manager? Click here to browse your options for the Certified Manager Program!  

Questions about AEDF’s online learning opportunities can be directed to vice president of education and programming, Liz McCabe, at