Simplified Re-certification Path for QuickBooks Online (Core & Advanced) Certification – March 2019
QuickBooks® Online Certification is a pillar of the free ProAdvisor® Program and empowers accounting professionals to confidently advise small businesses, demonstrate their expertise and connect with new clients. Last year, more than 30,000 QuickBooks Online ProAdvisors got certified and shared how beneficial the training and certification bolstered their confidence to help their clients and practices prosper.
We’ve also heard from you, our valued partners, about ways we can make the program even better. We know your time is at a premium, that you want flexibility in how and when you learn, and your desire to stay on top of what’s new in QuickBooks Online as key priorities.
Here’s a look at what’s changed related to Certification since last year:
- Simplified re-certification process.
- More training options.
- Common re-certification date: July 31 annually.
- Maintain your Quickbooks ProAdvisor benefits.
Simplified Re-certification Process: QuickBooks Online & Advanced Certification
We’ve introduced significant changes to our program designed to simplify the process to keep your certification updated every year. Based on positive feedback from our ProAdvisors since rolling out the common renewal date and new exam experience in March 2018, we are extending the same process to the QuickBooks Online Advanced Re-certification.
This is what the re-certification in QuickBooks Online Accountant looks like:
More Training Options: 2019 What’s New in QuickBooks Online
You told us you wanted more meaningful training to drive even greater confidence using QuickBooks Online. The new re-certification training was updated to be more situational and scenario-based to provide better learning, while also helping you prepare for the certification exam.
In addition to the self-paced training modules found on the training tab inside QuickBooks Online Accountant, you can learn and prepare for the re-certification exam with the “2019 What’s New in QBO” training available in:
- Live webinar on Accountant University
- Free virtual conferences:
- In-person events starting in mid-May – Check Accountant University at the end of April to find which cities we’re going to
Common Annual Renewal Date for Re-certification: July 31
One of the changes we made to QuickBooks Online Certification was initiating a common certification renewal date of July 31 for all ProAdvisors. This change has been well received by our ProAdvisors as the annual renewal date, making it easy to plan for and manage their time efficiently. As a result, we are extending this common re-certification date of July 31 for the QuickBooks Online Advanced Re-certification as well.
The new re-certification exam for both QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Online Advanced is available now. The July 31 re-certification deadline applies to you if:
- You passed the QuickBooks Online Certification before March 1, 2019, or
- You passed your Advanced Certification before November 2, 2018
NOTE: You only need to pass the QuickBooks Online Advanced re-certification exam, to maintain both your QuickBooks Online and Advanced Certification status for another year.
Maintain Your Benefits with Reimagined ProAdvisor Program
Intuit spent the past year actively seeking feedback from ProAdvisors via one-on-one interviews, surveys, focus groups and in-person events to learn how the program can help you face the challenges of today’s ever-changing global accounting landscape. The redesigned program is a result of your feedback and input in an effort to be a better partner to you and create a program that furthers your success and growth.
Now, there are more ways to move up the tiers, and unlock new and better benefits. The program was recently updated to a points structure that recognizes more of the work you already do. Instead of just counting QuickBooks Online clients and certification to move up the tiers, you’ll now be able to maintain your 100 points once you’ve passed your re-certification exam by July 31.