About Us

Our Story

In 1992, David O'Brien, CPA, started a one-on-one accounting service that specialized in small business accounting software (not very common back then)! He noticed that most of his time was spent fixing mistakes that users didn’t need to make.

This led to a thought that has become another part of our training philosophy, “QuickBooks users can save a lot of time, money and frustration, if they just learned to avoid the mistakes in the first place.” And so Real World Training was born.

The company grew and in 1998 Intuit (the makers of QuickBooks) officially endorsed Real World Training as their QuickBooks training partner (quite an honor then...and now). Real World Training works very closely with Intuit to help improve QuickBooks, train customer support teams and create special classes and certifications. Real World Training has focused on teaching QuickBooks users since 1992...that’s all we do.

Meet our trainers

Meet Our Trainers

David J. O'Brien

David J. O'Brien

Trevor Matheson

Trevor Matheson

Brad White

Brad White

Regina H. Smith

Regina H. Smith

Gary Gernbacher

Gary Gernbacher

Pennylyn Kaine

Pennylyn Kaine

Shauna Hemsley

Shauna Hemsley

Shauna Wortinger

Shauna Wortinger

Sue Restum

Sue Restum

Paul Saipher

Paul Saipher

Amy Marks

Amy Marks

Fred Maxwell

Fred Maxwell

J.P. Karpowicz

J.P. Karpowicz

Diana Papili

Diana Papili

Jason Ruvaldt

Jason Ruvaldt

Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones

Chuck Dunn

Chuck Dunn

Susan Hagen

Susan Hagen

Amy Galouye

Amy Galouye

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Christine Williams

Christine Williams

Our Partner

Intuit is the maker of QuickBooks, TurboTax and other popular financial software management brands. They play a big role in the day-to-day work of small businesses all across America. They believe in innovating, empowering and delighting their customers. We share these values with Intuit and are happy to be the only Intuit endorsed QuickBooks training partner.

Confidence and excellence guaranteed.

We provide a 100% money-back guarantee for all of our coursework.
Our training gives you the confidence to use QuickBooks in the real world.
We guarantee it.

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