This Top 100 2024 Clues article will look at the QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor Certification available to domestic applicants. A future article regarding international applicant certifications is forthcoming.
QuickBooks ProAdvisor certifications are under the auspices of Intuit and the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program. To note, they may be subject to change at any time between now and the 2024 official Top 100 application form next spring.
- Top 100 Awards Process – the procedures and process whereby Insightful Accountant’s ProAdvisor of the Year, Top 100 ProAdvisors, the ProAdvisor Categorical Awards and the Top Up-N-Coming ProAdvisors are selected and recognized.
- Minimum certification requirement – to participate in the Top 100 Awards Process, nominees from the US must hold one or more current Intuit US ProAdvisor (Online or Desktop) certifications.
- Recognized Intuit US ProAdvisor Certifications meeting the minimum requirement – based upon current Intuit certification offerings, Insightful Accountant recognizes only QuickBooks Online Certification, QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification and QuickBooks Desktop Certification.
- Intuit US ProAdvisor Certifications “not” meeting the minimum requirement – the following QuickBooks ProAdvisor ancillary certifications, while recommended as part of total certification ranking, do not meet the minimum requirements: QuickBooks Online Payroll Certification, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Certification and QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 19.0 Certification. Insightful Accountant awards points as part of the Top 100 Awards process for these certifications on both a current and historical basis if an applicant has reported a current certification for any of the recognized Intuit US ProAdvisor Certifications meeting the minimum requirement.
QuickBooks Online – Advanced Certification
The QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification validates your expertise and credibility of the complex and advanced functionality and troubleshooting capabilities within the QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Accountant and QuickBooks Online Advanced products to meet the needs of your clients and your ProAdvisor practice.
A QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification supersedes the QuickBooks Online (Core) ProAdvisor Certification. Therefore, this meets the requirements of the Top 100 process regarding minimum certification as long as such QBO Advanced certification is current.
It is essential for all ProAdvisors participating in the Top 100 process to understand the term current regarding certification because the Insightful Accountant definition of current may be different from Intuit’s definition regarding certification and recertification.
For the Top 100 process, current is considered any newly issued ProAdvisor Certification dated on or after the beginning of the year preceding the Awards Year (unless otherwise set by Insightful Accountant within the official Application form).
As of the date of this publication, concerning the Top 100 process 2024 Awards Year, any QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor (first-time or recertification) Certification after Dec. 31, 2022, will be considered current.
You may wonder if a ProAdvisor who initially earns both core and advanced certifications during the current period receives points for both certifications. At present, the formal answer is “yes.” You can receive credit for both certifications when you initially earn both certifications.
Regarding the stats from our 2023 domestic applicants reporting their most current dates for QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification or Recertification:
- 74.53% of QBO-Advanced ProAdvisors reported their dates between Jan. 1, 2022, and Nov. 1, 2022.
- 16.98% of QBO-Advanced ProAdvisors reported dates between Nov. 1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023.
- 7.28% of QBO-Advanced ProAdvisors reported their dates subsequent to Feb. 28, 2023.
The Insightful Accountant Top 100 process awards points for each year an applicant holds QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification. For example, the following percentages of 2023 Top 100 applicants reported holding Advanced Certification during the following years:
- 7.21 % since 2021
- 4.12% since 2020
- 6.19% since 2019
- 1031% since 2018
- 18.56% since 2017
- 12.37% since 2016
- 15.46 since 2015
- 25.77% since 2014
A descending number of past certification credit points per year are awarded for each year certification was held. So, if individuals held QBO-Advanced certification since 2020, they would have received points for 2021 and points for 2020. The combined results represent their prior past certification credit points, but only if they reported a current certification date for QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor Certification.
Next week, we will look at QuickBooks Desktop Certification.
Footnotes & Disclosures:
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