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

Accelerate Your Staff's Planning, Operations, and Financial Skills with Test Drive »» CLICK HERE

In order to develop your business you need to develop your employees. Employees need to have a complete understanding how your business runs and what they can do to help it succeed. This includes the knowledge of how develop a business plan, how to anticipate competitors' actions, how to look at market opportunities and threats, and how to maintain focus in the midst of distracting events. So how do you educate your employees on this? One option is to have them attend The AED Foundation Seminar: Test Drive.
Test Drive: The Business War Game for Distributor Operations
October 1-2, 2014
Burr Ridge, IL
Presented by PriSim Business War Games

Here what past participants have to say about the Test Drive experience: http://youtu.be/q3a4H29hyE8

AED University 2014 Course Catalog - Webinars and Seminars Schedule »» CLICK HERE

With new presenters, more seminars and convenient webinars, 2014 is the year to show your employees that your're serious about their professional growth.

Download a copy of the 2014 Webinar and Seminar schedule to have on your desk or save it to your desktop ready to reference. This year's lineup of programs offers training in HR, Parts and Service, Sales and Finance presented by experts in their field. Print it out or save it to your computer.

For a list of all 2014 events and to register online http://www.aedu.org/seminars-view.aspx

2014 Parts and Service Training Webinars and Seminars »» CLICK HERE

2014 Parts and Service Training – Webinars and Seminars
Presented by Ron Slee
Don’t miss a date! – More>>

New Online Technical Assessments for Dealer Technicians »» CLICK HERE

The AED Foundation is pleased to announce the new Online Dealer Technician 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>>

Free Safety Webinars for AED Members presented by Sentry Insurance »» CLICK HERE

Second Chance!! View one or all three of these free safety webinars...

Effective Safety Orientation; delivering a safety concious employee
Presented by Eric Glass; EHS Advisor at UL
Click here to register and watch this 60 minute presentation at you convenience.

Risk Management 101: Get the 800-Pound Safety Gorilla Off Your Bottom Line;
Presented by Eric Glass; EHS Advisor at UL

Click here to register and watch this 60 minute presentation at you convenience.

Helping Control the Risk of Auto Liability in Your Dealership
Presented by Daniel Grant; Safety Services Manager
Click here to register and watch this 60 minute presentation at you convenience.

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.

Administrative Offices
600 22nd Street, Suite 220
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-574-0650
Fax: 630-574-0132
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