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AESC Certified Researcher/Associate Preparation Course & Examination

Preparation Course and Examination for all those hoping to become an AESC Certified Researcher/Associate.

Who should take this course?

This Preparation Course is for those individuals who have undertaken the AESC Certified Researcher/Associate curriculum and wish to take the examination.

An individual is exempt from AESC Campus training if:

  • Their firm has approved equivalent in-house training.
  • They have worked in the executive search industry for five years or more.

Once eligible, participants may take this short Preparation Course that serves as a revision tool before sitting the examination.


The examination is taken in two parts, the first part online and the second an oral examination.

The online examination consists of 100 questions which must be answered within a set time frame. Conducted over the telephone, the oral examination involves a case study with certain scenarios based around it for role plays. It is conducted by experienced AESC Member Researcher/Associates and a representative from the AESC.


AESC members - $495
Non-AESC members - $495

The Preparation Course and Examination are the final part of the AESC Certified Researcher/Associate (CRA) program. For more information click here.

How do I take the AESC Certified Researcher/Associate Preparation Course & Examination?

The Preparation Course may be accessed online via your Campus account.

The AESC will be in contact with you to arrange the times and dates for your Examination.

Please contact Daniel Hooper to discuss individual requirements:

Email: dhooper@aesc.org
Tel: (+1) 212-398-9556 Ext. 238

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