Welcome to AED University

AED University is an educational service of The AED Foundation, an affiliate of the Associated Equipment Distributors.  The curriculum includes industry-specific training in management, parts, service, sales, rental and customer service and technical and safety compliance training is also available through our online educational partners.

The AED Foundation is pleased to offer Certifications in:
Branch Operations Management | Service Management | Parts Management | Rental Management

Important Events

Industry Specific Resources: Rental Self Study Courses »» CLICK HERE

Rental is one of the toughest front lines in the construction equipment industry. The pace is fast. The selling cycle is short. Competition and rate pressure is fierce. In today's economy, rental success has become a focus and priority! AED has developed four self-study courses to give Rental Managers, Coordinators, and Branch Managers some practical and immediate tools to maximize rental results. Best of all the content is specific to the heavy equipment industry.

New Online Technical Assessments for Dealer Technicians »» CLICK HERE

The AED Foundation is pleased to announce the new Online Dealer Technical Assessments are now available. Requested by AED members and affiliates to meet hiring and workforce development needs, the assessments can be used to evaluate equipment technical knowledge for either pre-hire job applicants or currently employed technicians. More>>

AED University Management Certification »» CLICK HERE

In Branch Operations, Parts, Service and Rental Management

Certification recognizes industry professionals for completion of required position-related training, their skills and expertise, and job performance at an exemplary level. The AED Foundation offers certifications for branch operations, service, parts and rental management. For managers to qualify for certification, they must have three years of management experience in the specified area, current employment with an AED member company, and a written recommendation from a supervisor.

Click here for a complete list of AED Certified Managers.

AED is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications. AED member dealers are unique in that they are each authorized, via contract with an original equipment manufacturer, to inventory, sell and service new machinery in a given geography. More than 90% of AED's factory authorized dealers rent construction equipment as well. The Associated Equipment Distributors strongly adheres to and strongly advocates principles of integrity, ethics and fairness. The AED urges its members to conduct their businesses ethically and compatibly with the free enterprise system and the laws which govern it. Contractors can locate factory authorized construction equipment dealers at the MachineMart® web site.

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