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QuickBooks® 2013 Certification Exam and Courses are Live – Alert 1

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November 20th 2012 by Andi Ancheta

The QuickBooks ProAdvisor® 2013 Certification Exam and Courses are live and ready in your Certification Course Locker, Monday, Nov. 19.

Many of you have asked us to let you know the moment the 2013 exam and courses are available. Some of you will want to get started over the upcoming holiday weekend.

Certification courses and exams provide some of the biggest benefits of your ProAdvisor membership.

Note: There are six versions of this ProAdvisor alert, so another version may be more applicable based on your certification history. Click on any of the links below to advance to that particular version:


This year, we completely updated the optional certification training to reflect the new QuickBooks 2013 look and feel. In addition, based on your feedback, we put together a team of ProAdvisors to review and update all exam questions and mapping.

2013 Certification Training is separate from the Exam and remains completely optional.

About the Exam

About the Courses

There are nine topical courses and each gives CPE credit. By popular request, one of the courses focuses entirely on “What is New for 2013” for you and your clients.

You may take the courses before the exam, after the exam, in between attempts or not at all – your choice entirely. Certification doesn’t depend on you taking the courses – they are there simply to help you learn what YOU need to learn.

Additionally, these courses remain in your Course Locker until the 2013 Certification is sunset. You can take them at any time before then.


Look at the Benefits

Upon successful completion of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification, you will advance to the Gold Tier and receive the following valuable benefits:


Because the  certification exam helps you discover what skills you need to brush up on, you might choose to use your first attempt as an assessment (remember, you get SIX attempts to achieve a passing grade of 85% on the exam). If this sounds good to you, go directly to your Exam and see how you do. If you pass, you are done! If you do not pass, no worries – we will give you a list of the questions you got wrong, along with the locations in the nine courses where the answers are found. You can then take just the training that you need, and use your remaining five attempts to pass the exam at 85%.

Alternately, you could choose to take all the training (or maybe just some of it – your choice) and then take the exam.

The best part here is that you get to determine your own learning path, and we let you know where you might need training!

For more information on what’s new for 2013 Certification, click here.


Log in to your ProAdvisor Member Website. You will need your ProAdvisor User ID and password to log in. We recommend that you start by reviewing a couple of videos we created to help you get started.

Next Step:  Click on the Available Certifications under My ProAdvisor and click on “Visit Certification Course Locker.”


Your ProAdvisor Team is ready to help. If you need a hand in accessing your Course Locker, click here to chat with a U.S.-based agent or call us at 1-888-250-7279.

1Some states do not allow CPE credits when taking the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification courses. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. It is the responsibility of the individual earning the CPE credits to investigate what his/her own state board of accountancy recognizes with respect to any CPE course.

Please note that Intuit does not participate in the QAS (Quality Assurance Service) program. You will be unable to claim credit with our self-study courses if you are a licensed professional in the states of FL, TN, MN, OR or SC. Please visit the NASBA QAS page for additional information about the QAS program and a list of QAS sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. For states not included on this list, please check with the State Board of Accountancy directly.

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  • About Andi Ancheta

    Andi Ancheta has been with Intuit(R) for over 10 years in the Accounting Professionals Division. As a Senior Marketing Manager on the QuickBooks ProAdvisor(R) Program team, she is dedicated to delivering a top notch end-to-end customer experience. When not at work, you can bet that she has Food, Friends and Family in her plans. See all of Andi's articles…

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