The AER accreditation allows us to provide Microsoft products to Qualified Educational users and means that we have proved our ability to deliver specialist advice and IT services to the Education and Charity markets.
To retain our AER Status we are required to meet and maintain strict criteria set by Microsoft which includes understanding the unique technological needs of the Educational sector and on-going technical training of Microsoft products and licensing requirements.
We are also required to complete an advanced exam, once a year, to demonstrate our technical knowledge and ability regarding the provision of Educational licensing.
The view our official AER certificate (Authorisation no 34122) and approved listing please visit the links below:
- AER authorised Certificate
- AER approved provider list (pick UK for Country and type 34122 in AER Authorisation no. box)
As an organisation we have been a member of the Microsoft Partner Network since we were established in 2005 and hold a number of different competencies and accreditations that are aligned with the specific needs of our diverse client base.
We are extremely pleased to retain our AER specialism, an accreditation that is only held by a limited number of companies in Nottingham and the East Midlands. The specialism enables us to provide IT services to our growing number of clients in the Education and Charity sectors in order to help them gain the maximum benefit from their IT.
Clients can also take advantage of the significant discounts available on Microsoft products that are only exclusively available to qualified Educational users through AER accredited companies, such as Air-IT.
Only qualified Education users are entitled to use the Microsoft Educational Licence schemes which offer significant discounts on standard software costs. This includes Government recognised Educational establishment such as Schools, Colleges, Universities and other related institutes such as training organisations.
A wide variety of non-education based establishments are also eligible such as Local Education Authorities, Public libraries, Museums and some Charitable organisations.
If you are unsure whether or not your organisation is a qualified education user and entitled to Microsoft discounts – please click here to find out who can buy education licences.
Alternatively, if you are an Educational Establishment or Registered Charity considering investing in your IT and would like further advise or information about our services and the specialist discounts available from Microsoft, then please contact us today.