The QuickBooks Proadvisor Program: benefits, discounts and software

The QuickBooks Proadvisor Program: benefits, discounts and software

QuickBooks ProAdvisor program is a collection of tools, software, and resources for accountants and also for bookkeepers. It’s created to provide everything you need to support your QuickBooks clients and grow your own practice. In today’s article, we will discuss the ProAdvisor program’s benefits, discounts, and software.

QuickBooks Online Accountant serves as your portal to all your Desktop and Online Proadvisor benefits, allowing you to manage your entire practice from just one place. But first let’s begin with QuickBooks Advanced Certification program before we discuss the benefits of the ProAdvisor Program:

QuickBooks Advanced Certification

As per the official website, Afterward May 22, 2016, all QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor (both QuickBooks Online & Desktop ) should complete 9 CPE credits of Advanced Continuing Education (ACE)-approved training. Also, this is to be done within the 3 years of getting advance ProAdvisor certification. So, after every 3 years, they will have to again earn 9 CPE credits.

Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) approved training has live webinars & classroom events given by Advanced Certified ProAdvisors which is pre-approved as ACE Sponsors namely Mario Nowogrodzki, CPA, CITP of Mendelson Academy, as well as Michelle Long, CPA, and Hector Garcia, CPA, of QB Power Hour and attend training any of these as per convenience and your practice.

Useful Tips for Advanced Certification Exam

  • Always remember to follow the procedure in the course manual.
  • Read all Questions Carefully. Because some Questions need to answer zero or maybe you leave them blank.
  • Your focus should only be on topic and question provided.
  • Do log in to course locker, into the Advanced certification Exam. Print the questions. It will never count as an attempt unless you tap on “Submit”.
  • Also, remember to view almost every test question in the course manual. Prepare yourselves according to these questions in the webinar.

This Certification helps you learn furthermore about QuickBooks. Therefore, we suggest you get this certificate. In addition to this, it will help you to find a pro adviser website. Methods that are mentioned in the course manual are the most important. Therefore, never forget these methods.

So, prepare yourself and do your certification as early as possible.

QuickBooks ProAdvisor memberships

Many of these benefits are available when you join the ProAdvisor Program for free. If you have Desktop clients, you can also upgrade to a paid subscription that keeps you up-to-date with the latest desktop software as it releases.

  • Deluxe memberships provide you QuickBooks Accountant Desktop and related benefits.
  • Premium memberships provide you Enterprise, Quickbooks for Mac, and Point of Sale.
Membership Type Price Benefits Description
Free Free
  • QuickBooks Online Accountant(QBOA) with a free set of books for your firm
  • Free Online Payroll subscription for your firm
  • Client file management tools
  • Practice management tools
  • Technical support(QBO Only)
  • Certification courses for QuickBooks Online
  • Discounts for QBO and its features
Adds Desktop Accountant and everything you need to support Pro and Premier Desktop clients.
Deluxe $349 per year Includes everything from the Free membership, plus:

  • QuickBooks Accountant Desktop
  • Technical support(QBO and Pro/Premier/Accountant Desktop)
  • Certification courses for QuickBooks Desktop
  • Discounts for Pro and Premier software
Adds Desktop Accountant and everything you need to support Pro and Premier Desktop clients.
Premium $549 per year Includes everything in the Free and Deluxe membership, plus:

The ProAdvisor Program Premium package gives you the tools and skills to serve any QuickBooks client.
Add-ons(Requires Deluxe or Premium) Price Benefits Description
Enhanced Payroll for Accountants with ProAdvisor Discount $279 per year
  • Run payroll in QuickBooks Desktop for up to 50 EINs.
  • Access all available Federal and State forms
Run payroll for your Desktop clients at a sharp discount.

Benefits of the ProAdvisor program membership

Here is some Advantage of QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program:

QuickBooks Online Accountant

When you sign up for any version of the ProAdvisor Program, you instantly receive a free QBOA firm company. The QuickBooks Online Accountant is your all-in-one Proadvisor portal, keeping your Desktop and Online benefits with each other in one place.

QuickBooks Online Accountant gives you the following features:

  • Client List- You can easily access and manage all your QBO clients
  • Your Books- You can manage your own firm’s finances for free
  • Practice Management- stay on top of your day-to-day work so that nothing slips through the cracks
  • Wholesale Billing- You can get a special discount on QuickBooks Online companies for your clients
  • The ProAdvisor tab – You can access your certifications, discounts, and software

After you’ve signed up for the ProAdvisor program, you can access QuickBooks Online Accountant by logging in at

Certification courses

All memberships come with certification courses that you can use your knowledge and earn CPE credits. Free memberships provide QuickBooks Online certifications. Deluxe and Premium memberships add certifications for Desktop software.
Becoming certified unlocks new benefits:

  • A higher Proadvisor tier- from Silver to Gold
  • Support from our US-based experts
  • A listing on the Find-a-Proadvisor site

If you then become an Advanced certified, your tier increases from Gold to Diamond, giving you higher quality support and a higher-ranked Find-a-Proadvisor listing.

You can access the Certification page in QuickBooks Online by choosing  Proadvisor in the left-hand navigation menu, then clicking on  Certification.

Find-a-Proadvisor listingThe Proadvisor Program: benefits, discounts and software

All versions of the ProAdvisor Program include a listing on the Find-a-Proadvisor site, a directory of accounting professionals that thousands of small businesses use to find and connect with ProAdvisors.
If you complete at least one current certification, you’ll be eligible to publish your own profile so that prospective clients can discover you.

For more information about how to creating, editing, and improving your profile, see Publish and manage your Find-a-ProAdvisor profile.

Technical support

All Proadvisor memberships include infinite access to chat and phone support. Free memberships include support for QuickBooks Online. Paid memberships add support for Desktop software.

While support is convenient to all ProAdvisors, completing certification courses makes you eligible for even better support from our top experts. For more information about available support, see QuickBooks ProAdvisor Tiers and Support Eligibility.


Deluxe and Premium Proadvisor memberships include QuickBooks Desktop software to help you support your clients.

  • Deluxe membership provides you QuickBooks Accountant Desktop.
  • Premium membership provides you add Enterprise Accountant, QB for Mac, and QuickBooks Point of Sale.

As long as your paid Proadvisor membership is active, you’ll receive the latest versions of your software automatically as soon as they release. You’ll also keep any versions that you received previously, so your collection of software will grow year by year.

You can search your software at our Account Management site. Log in with your Proadvisor credentials to see your list of products. Select any product for license information and download links.


All versions of the ProAdvisor Program provide you to access special discounts for you and your clients. These include special rates for QuickBooks Checks and Supplies and services like Intuit Payments.

You can see your available discounts on the QuickBooks Online Accountant:

  • First of all, in the left-hand navigation menu, select ProAdvisor.
  • After that, select  the Discounts or the Software & Discounts
  • You’ll view each available discount as a tile on this page. Choose any title to learn more about it and see how to claim it.

In addition to the discounts listed on that page, you can also take advantage of Wholesale Billing to purchase QuickBooks Online subscriptions for your clients at a sharply discounted rate.

Finally, Deluxe or Premium ProAdvisors can also purchase Desktop software for their clients at a discounted rate. To use this discount, you must place an order through our sales line. See our Contact us page for more.

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