First of all I would like to summarize the types of quickbooks tests and certifications available out there for quickbooks users and bookkeepers to test their skills and/or gain professional recognition:
- Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor: this is the official quickbooks consultant membership, designed to have the user take a QuickBooks test every year and Intuit will certify you as a “PROADVISOR”. Additionally, there are multiple exams within the Proadvisor certification, such as: Advanced Proadvisor, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Online, etc… Additionally, your profile will be loaded in their website for public domain.
The cost of this is usually $600 per year to maintain the certification. Visit: proadvisor.intuit.com
- QuickBooks Certified User: this is the oficial exam Intuit (Maker of QuickBooks) recognizes as a certified user. Validation is available to be printed off the web by a future employer that has a copy of your certificate. This is a one time cost of $150 and you will received a certification of that version year. Visit: Certiport.com
- Certificate of completion or other certificates from community colleges and private training institutions: there are non-oficial and are usually NOT recognized at a national level. It’s typically accompanies by a Live course costing $300-$600 depending on level of depth.
Lastly, I would like to provide a FREE option, right here on our website, take this FREE QUICKBOOKS QUIZ to asses your current skill level. Usually new/basic users that know some accounting will get 30% to 60% score. Intermediate and lighly experienced users will get 61% to 80% on the Quiz. Advanced Users with Accounting experience will get over 80% score on this Quiz.