AEP Retirement Notification

Academic License Sales Partner Announcement

The Authorized Education Partner (AEP) program, where partners get certified via training to transact Academic licenses to education customers is being discontinued as of October 1, 2019. This coincides with the distribution of the updated Microsoft Partner Agreements (MPA) being sent to partners and distributors for signature on the same day.


As a result of this retirement, the AEP certification is no longer required for resellers; Distributors will no longer need to check for reseller AEP credentials.

All resellers and distributors are still required to confirm customer eligibility as defined by the Microsoft Qualified Education Users documentation,
for academic purchases. They may ONLY transact academically-priced licenses to Academic institutions as defined in the documentation.

For more details on the AEP retirement and for an update on the fundamentals of reselling academic licenses, please refer to this deck.

For further assistance, email us at NAITSupport


NOTE : Chinese partners will continue with the AEP program

Welcome to the Authorized Education Partner Program

The Authorized Education Partner program

The Microsoft® Authorized Education Partner program authorizes partners to purchase and resell academic priced Microsoft offers and products to Qualified Educational Users (QEUs). Distributors will only accept orders from partners that are AEPs. To join or renew your AEP Certification, follow these guided steps as part of the registration process:

  • Validate your MPN ID
  • Raise Request to get certificate.
  • Go to AEPToolbox to get the details related to certificate.

Cloud Solution Provider in education (CSP)

Cloud Solution Providers requesting to access the Microsoft Education offers catalog in Partner Center, need to open a service request from the Partner Center Dashboard. This step will no longer be necessary after November 30, 2019. As a reminder to all resellers of Academic-priced offers and products, the customer MUST be eligible as a Qualified Educational Users (QEU) in order to receive the special academic price.


  • From the Dashboard menu, select: Overview, Partner account, View your partner profile
  • In Partner profile, under Program info, look for Reseller qualifications, Education is listed there
  • If you do not see Education in Reseller qualifications, you have not yet been authorized to purchase any special offers

Benefits of Becoming an Authorized Education Partner

As an AEP you will receive resources specifically designed to help you succeed in the education market including:

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A Microsoft AEP badge to use in promotional materials, based on MPN competencies

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A Microsoft AEP certificate and authorization number acknowledging your status

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Academic licensing offers from distributors; incentives; customer referrals; listing in AEP directory

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Access to the exclusive Yammer community, webinars, trainings and specialized communication

Qualified Educational User (QEU)

Access the QEU definition for your region at the Microsoft Licensing Terms and Documentation site. It is the responsibility of the AEP to validate that the customer is a QEU prior to making an academic volume licensing offer.

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New AEP and CSP resellers

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