American Education Research Corporation, Inc. (AERC) is an independent educational consultant service specializing in evaluation, research, and development. Additional services include translation, document authentication, testing, placement, and program evaluation. AERC was established in 1983 and incorporated in the State of California in 1993.


The American Education Research Corporation, Inc. (AERC) believes that a major source of strength for our nation comes from the knowledge, skills, and educational background of our entire people. To understand our local and national concerns, we need to understand ourselves in terms of diversity and cultural concerns. Regardless of race, religion, sex, or economic status, people must have the opportunity to learn, work, and achieve to the fullest of their potential and capability. AERC recognizes that people in today’s mobile society need skills and education to function in a self-reliant manner. AERC provides opportunities by clarifying the skills and education of its citizens, residents, and the international community at large through its services.


AERC was founded by Dr. John Sheety in 1983. With a Doctorate of Philosophy in educational psychology from Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Sheety held many senior positions in education, vocational and career counseling, psychological testing, community affairs, and contributed outstanding service in international education.

Dr. Sheety had more than 25 years of experience in foreign credential evaluation. He is well published and author of the “The International Guide for Registrars K–2,” the first instructional guide for assisting high school registrars to determine proper placement of foreign students from South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. He also developed and published various achievement tests and testing materials for private and public use. Dr. Sheety was a frequent lecturer and speaker on a state and national level.

AERC is honored to continue the legacy of Dr. Sheety by promoting excellence in delivering translation and credential evaluation services to every student striving to obtain the American dream.

The American Education Research Corporation, Inc. (AERC) is an Endorsed Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).