If you’re an OEM looking for a way to submit your device for Android Enterprise Recommended validation, the process is simple:
From 2020 the nomination process has moved from a Google Form, to the Android Enterprise Partner community.
To join the community:
Google will give the OEM access to the AER requirements site, which cover both the hardware software requirements and recommendations they will be validating.
If the device isn’t currently passing the CTS and aligning to the CDD for example, there’s little point in continuing until this is the case (remember these are updated annually, so the OEM must ensure devices remain compliant).
Once ready for validation, the OEM may ship the device(s) to a Google office (named by Google). Google will validate the device and the OEM will be informed whether the device validated or not.
If the device(s) did not pass validation, the OEM will be informed of why and given the opportunity to resubmit once issues are resolved.
It is also possible to validate AER compatibility virtually; this may be discussed with Google during the process