An Authorized Education Reseller (AER) in the context of Microsoft, is a program that enables resellers to sell Microsoft software products to qualified educational institutions at academic prices.
Microsoft certifies resellers to provide complete software solutions and services to educational customers. The companies certified by Microsoft as AERs are qualified to sell Microsoft Academic Edition Software licenses to education users. Microsoft has designed the AER program to offer two types of Academic certifications:
Resale of Academic volume licenses
Resale of Academic Full Packaged Product (A-FPP).