The CESP Designation

The Certified Equipment Support Professional (CESP) designation is  the premiere professional credential for suppliers of off-road heavy equipment fleets or municipal/government fleets. Equipment suppliers with five years or more of experience who meet the CESP prerequisites may apply by completing the CESP application.

Areas of Competency Tested

The purpose of the CESP examination is to provide a high standard of certification to a professional supplier who possesses a depth of understanding of fleet management skills, and who demonstrates the ability to interact on a professional level with all fleet-related professionals.

The CESP credential demonstrates your mastery of 17 equipment manager competencies deemed essential to the equipment management profession including:


Financial Management Benchmarking Employee Training Outsourcing Service Definitions
Procurement & Acquisition Life Cycle Environmental Parts Management Service Marketing
Risk Management Specifications Human Resources Preventive Maintenance Communications
Warranty & Performance Guarantees Information Technology Safety Shop & Facility Management Service Improvement

Applicants for the examination must meet the criteria outlined in the CESP application.
The CESP Exam is available twice annually in conjunction with AEMP conferences meetings and on-demand via computer-based testing at approved test centers.

Download the CESP Application

To begin the enrollment process, or for more information, contact Sharon Anderson Young at

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