If that’s not enough, certification alone propels people halfway to gold ProAdvisor status and the next tier of training benefits. It’s hard to argue with those numbers.
Beyond QuickBooks certification, the free education available to ProAdvisors is staggering. Webinars, tutorials, and specialty training abound. Certified ProAdvisors can undertake advanced certification to multiply their mastery of the accounting arts, and elite tier ProAdvisors gain access to master classes.
More training options are always emerging, and there are still ways to grow even without access to the ProAdvisor Program’s top tier benefits. As Society members have attested, one of the best ways to stay up to date on product changes is to practice within QuickBooks Online itself.
Training isn’t just a tool to help ProAdvisors themselves; it’s a resource to improve client habits. Small businesses need help learning how to use the software, and they look to their ever-present advisors to guide them on issues ranging from where to send files to payroll and transaction troubleshooting. Supplemental QuickBooks Online training guides go more in depth and can be great jumping off points for ProAdvisors to start their own training programs with clients. Even becoming familiar with other existing products, such as QuickBooks Online Advanced or QuickBooks Enterprise, is a simple but valuable way to recommend services for mid-market clients with special needs.
The Society community has worked hard to mold ProAdvisory into a culture of learning over the years. Since much of the knowledge available is produced by ProAdvisors and shared among peers, there will always be new ways to grow greater together. And as the Society continues to invest in every member’s future, it’s important to remember that expertise is only the first step on the path of ProAdvisory.