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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification

I need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification, I dont have any clients as of now but I wan to appear for the certification program, Could someone please guide me how to get started with it and how the process follows??

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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification

Hello @Anonymous,


Absolutely, welcome to the community. We have several ProAdvisors here in the community who may be willing to share their experiences (@lynda@ParkwayInc@ScottMeisterCPA@Tena_Lewey@vpcontroller).


Have you visited the prospective ProAdvisor Portal? There are lots of resources there to help you get started. I'd love to give you more resources, can you tell us a little about your background and how you want to grow as a ProAdivsor?


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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification

I highly recommend taking the test now, don’t delay.  That will help you get leads for customers.  Once you pass it, go for the advanced cert too. There are a ton of valuable resources in there as well.  

Level 4

Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification



Here’s a link that explains some of the process for Online:


Here’s a link for Desktop info:


Here’s a link with info about the tests:


To over-simplify the process, you sign up, study, take the tests, pass the tests, and then are certified.  Additionally, you’ll need continuing education to retain the certified/advance certified status. I’m not sure if the tests have changed since I took them, but the Advanced Certification tests were somewhat difficult.  The training was great, but the structure of the test was somewhat challenging.


I created a video on taking one of the tests.


Hope this helps!



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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification

Hi Scagupta,


I would definately recommend the Pro Advisor Certification. I did a training course in London for mine (I am not sure where you are based?). The Intuit training team made it really engaging and fun so made the learning experience easy! 


It also opens you up to a whole host of benefits including the QuickBooks Find an Accountant portal where you can obtain client reviews etc.


If you have any more questions on the pro advisor certification please do not hesitate to private message me.


Kind Regards,



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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification


I've been having technical issues reply to this discussion (I was trying to post a video for you), but here's something I posted a couple of days ago:

Hope this helps!


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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification

Is there a cost to becoming Pro Advisor Certified?  I'm new to bookkeeping.  It appears as if you create a free QB account, you can then take the courses and the exam and become certified at no cost.  Is that the case?

Thank you in advance for your response.

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Need Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification

Hi there, @cgolden. Allow me to provide the answers you're looking for about the ProAdvisor and QuickBooks certification Certification.


The QuickBooks Online certification is free . This includes study materials to prepare you for the certification exam. You can find them right from the ProAdvisor tab of QuickBooks Online Accountant. If you need to support QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) clients, you'll have to sign up for QBDT ProAdvisor membership. On top of that, you'll get a free license for the bundled software of your choice.


  1. Go to the ProAdvisor Program page.
  2. Scroll down a bit to this section: Rewards that grow as you do.
  3. Click on the Desktop tab.
  4. Choose your bundle.


Once done, sign to your QBOA account and follow the steps below to take the exam:

  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online Accountant.
  2. Go to ProAdvisor from the left menu under Your Practice. 
  3. Select the Training tab. 
  4. Scroll to the examination section and click the Take Exam tab. 


It will take 60 minutes for the exam to reflect in your profile after you've passed it. You can access your badge on the Training & certification history page. Here's how:


  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) account. 
  2. Select ProAdvisor from the left menu.
  3. Go to the Training tab.
  4. Scroll down the page and click Training & certification history.


For more information, you can check out this helpful article: Access Your Certification History


To maintain your certified status, make sure to take the re-certification test during the specified period. You can refer to this article for more information: FAQs: Renewing your QuickBooks Online Certification.


I'm wishing you good luck with your QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification. Visit us again should you have further questions about the certification. The Community is always here to help. Have a good one!

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