I have been using Quickbooks since 2009 and recently purchased the 2018 Desktop Pro version. Having never been certified for Quickbooks and beginning my own small bookkeeping business (one client so far) is it a requirement to be an accountant to be certified? Do you know what it costs to be a ProAdvisor?
You don't need to be an accountant to be certified. For cost/plans/particulars, you may want to visit: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/accountants/proadvisor/
Hope this helps!
@BSnow, good question. There are many folks on here who are aspiring ProAdvisors or on their path to becoming CPAs. I empower you to ask more great questions and lean on their expertise on your own journey.
I'm certified and decided to try the Advanced Certification. I passed Section 1 on second try (72% first time). Now I'm really frustrated by Section 2. Second try. First try was 54%. I spent almost 2 hours carefully going through case studies. Some of the questions I couldn't match with available answers. Even did the problems in Excel to double-check what I was doing. Got another 54% which means, since you only try the questions you missed the previous attempt, I missed every question, every part the second time around. Something's wrong with this picture!! Looking for help or suggestions. Got 2 more tries on Section 2.
Consider my previous in this light: I'm working on QBO not QB Desktop. I liked your video and feel I could have done great in QB Desktop - but this online thing is very slow moving.
Thank you for sharing your experience, I will forward this along to the ProAdvisor team who handles testing and certification.
Sounds like you have extensive experience with Desktop, what have you found to be the biggest challenges with your transition? Is it the workflow? The interface? Or something else?