Some people feel they are prepared to just take the certification
exam. If you’ve been using QuickBooks for over 2 years and feel
very confident with a broad range of QuickBooks features, then you
can opt-out of the training. Simply purchase a test voucher
($149.95), and sit for the exam. What’s on the Test?
However, because the exam covers a broad range of QuickBooks features,
and to ensure that the certification means something, the exam is
rigorous and you only get 1 retake if you fail the first time.
Unfortunately, many people who take the exam-only option fail, and
eventually sign up for the class anyway. The Mastering QuickBooks
Level 1 “Live” Class is $499.95 (self-paced class is $399.95) and
INCLUDES a free test voucher worth $149.95, and two workbooks to help
you prepare. Unfortunately, we can’t apply the exam-only cost to
your class fee later. So you may end up spending an extra $149.95 to
We recommend you invest in the training to increase your chances of
passing the exam. Find a class near you
User Certification vs. ProAdvisor Certification
If you are a QuickBooks user, bookkeeper, office manager, or
business owner, then User Certification is right for you. If you
are a QuickBooks consultant serving many different clients and
industries, then QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification
is right for you.
Note: To become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor (consultant), you will
take more advanced training and a test directly from Intuit.
The QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program assumes you’ve mastered the
content of the Level 1 class. If you are new to QuickBooks, we
recommend you first take the Mastering QuickBooks Level 1 Class
and become a QuickBooks Certified User BEFORE you begin the
QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification.
I just completed the live Mastering QuickBooks Level 1 Class. When will I receive my test voucher?
We will email your test voucher after your class (usually within 3 business days).
After I receive my test voucher, how long do I have to complete the exam?
You have 120 days from the date of your purchase (or date of your live
class) to complete the certification exam. The exam is 50 minutes long.
How can I prepare for the test?
After completing our Mastering QuickBooks Level 1 Class, use the provided study guide to go over exam objectives and practice questions. To prepare yourself for interactive simulations, practice with QuickBooks using the recommended steps from the Exam Objectives (beginning on page 6 of the study guide), and Day 1 and Day 2 workbooks that are included with our Level 1 training (PDF format if you don’t attend the in-person class). When you are ready, contact an authorized testing center and schedule yourself to take the certification exam.
Prior to taking you exam, you will also want to register for a Certiport account. Bring your login Username and Password with you to the exam.
What if I don’t have the QuickBooks software? How can I practice for the test?
No problem. Call 1-800-564-2688 and tell the training advisor you
also need a trial copy of QuickBooks ($19.95). Or Order It Online
How can I find a testing center near me?
Certiport (our 3rd party testing provider) has authorized testing centers all across the United States as well as some international locations. If you live in a less populated area, you may need to travel to a larger city to find a testing center.
How to Find a Testing Center:
- Visit the Certiport Testing Center Locator.
Enter your location information.
Below "Select the Exam you would like to take", click the Program drop-down arrow and choose Intuit QuickBooks.
Click the Exam drop-down arrow and make an appropriate selection.
Note: When you purchase your class from us, you’ll receive a test voucher (worth $149.95). Some testing centers may charge an additional fee to sit for an exam (not to exceed $50). So, after you find a testing center, give them a call to find out about any additional fees they may charge.
Tell me more about the testing process
The testing process is simple. After you find a Certiport testing center near you, call them to schedule your exam. When you arrive, give them your test voucher. You’ll go to an individual room and you’ll have 50 minutes to complete the exam. When you pass the exam, Certiport will issue a certificate to confirm you’re officially an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (employers can even go online to verify your certification).
What can I do with this certificate?
The certificate demonstrates that you are competent in QuickBooks and it really means something because the test is proctored. Employers can even verify your certification online. It's a great credential to put on your résumé.
Are there annual fees for certification?
No. You will be certified for a specific version of QuickBooks (the current year). If you want to be certified on subsequent versions, give us a call at 1-800-564-2688 to discuss your options.
Which editions of QuickBooks does certification apply to?
Intuit QuickBooks Certification applies to QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise Solutions.
How many times can I take the test?
Your test voucher includes 1 take and 1 retake.
What is a passing score for the exam?
The pass rate is determined by a few factors including how you did within each topic area of the exam. So, unfortunately we can’t provide an official “passing score” number to you.
I passed my certification exam. How do I get my certificate?
To print a certificate:
You can also click Order Official Certificate to have a certificate mailed to you for $10.
- Log into certiport.com
- Select MyCertiport > My Transcript from the top of the window.
- Click the PDF link to open a digital copy of their certificate.
Which version of QuickBooks should I know?
Both the training and the test cover the most current version of the software.
I’m an instructor at an accredited institution, how can I incorporate this certification test with my students?
Please note, if you are an instructor at an accredited institution you can incorporate and offer this certification test to your students. To learn more visit www.certiport.com/QuickBooks.
Have more questions? Call a training advisor at 1-800-564-2688. Or email your question to email@example.com.