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QuickBooks Online Recertification for 2019

Written by Carrie Kahn

QuickBooks Online recertification for 2019 must be completed by July 31.

Last year the QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification due dates for QuickBooks online shifted to the end of July. The reason for this change was to allow ProAdvisors time to work on training outside of tax season. Each year ProAdvisors will have the choice to train either with full training or just cover what’s new since the prior year. We recommend going through the full training until you feel confident in your ability to use and support QuickBooks online.

The new training and certifications for 2019 have recently released. ProAdvisors will select the proper course and exam based on their level of certification, one for Core Certified ProAdvisors, and the other is for Advanced Certified ProAdvisors.

When you log in to the ProAdvisor training tab, it will be easy for you to locate Your QuickBooks Online Recertification Requirements to make recertification a priority. (See screenshot below.) You will have until July 31, 2019 to pass the exam.

Additional Information

Once the ProAdvisor successfully passes his/her recertification exam, the recertification category will disappear, and the training course will drop and appear in the lineup of other QBO courses for future reference (see screenshot below). We recommend reviewing and completing the other courses offered in your ProAdvisor program.

It is always a good idea to stay ahead of due dates and get all the certifications done by the due date. Not only is this important so that your find a ProAdvisor listing is up to date, but it also helps you be a better consultant for your clients. If you are bogged down during tax season, make this a priority to take care of as soon as tax season ends.

Also, keep in mind that there is a menu of programs offered for QuickBooks. The desktop version has been around since 1991 and is still alive and well. What we like to recommend to our clients is the right fit and as a result, this requires that we learn both versions the SAAS – QuickBooks Online Version and the Desktop – QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise, Point of Sale. In order to access the certifications and training on the desktop products, they are included in the Paid For ProAdvisor subscription as well as one-user not for resale license for your in-house use or to test as a sandbox. If you would like to learn more about the free versus paid options of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor program, you can learn more about the benefits of the program.

About the author

Carrie Kahn

Complete Business Group helps small businesses purchase the RIGHT QuickBooks product at the lowest price and offers a team of experts to provide high level customer service so that they use QuickBooks® the way it was intended. With the many offerings from online to desktop we understand the benefits and limitations of each option to help you find the right solution. We have a team of certified ProAdvisors located all over the US ready to support you remotely or locally.

Carrie Kahn, CPA, the founder and CEO of Complete Business Group, has been helping small businesses purchase the RIGHT QuickBooks product at the best price and offers a team of experts to provide high level customer service so that they use QuickBooks®the way it was intended.

Carrie has been supporting and selling QuickBooks since Dos V1. She has been an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor since 2002. She joined the Intuit Reseller Program in 2008. In 2015 she launched the Complete Business Partner Program
mentoring ProAdvisors in selecting the best QuickBooks products for their clients at best pricing for their customers. She is very involved in the QuickBooks community providing extensive resources for ABBO Facebook group , Scaling New Heights, School of Bookkeeping, CPA Academy, Intuit’s Firm of the Future, and CBG Blog. Carrie is a lead QuickBooks Author for the Accountex blog. She was named Insightful Accountant’s Top 100 ProAdvisor every year since 2014 and was Insightful Accountant’s 2017 Social Media Resources ProAdvisor. She currently serves on the Intuit Reseller Program Council. CBG has been in the top 10 Intuit Premier Resellers (IRPs) since 2012 and currently is ranked #1 in the East. She is currently serving on the IRP Council. Carrie’s company, CBG was named Partner Program of the year for 2017.