Is the QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Program Worth It?

The QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor program, available to all accounting professionals at no cost, provides a host of valuable tools for accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers including free software and training, making it a powerful program to help with both supporting clients and growing an accounting practice.

What is the QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Program?

The QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Program is designed for accountants, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and consultants who are currently providing (or learning to provide) financial services and support to businesses and non-profits. The program includes a subscription to QuickBooks Online Accountant software, training, certification opportunities, discounts, and marketing resources.

How Much Does the QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Program Cost?

The QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Program is a free membership for accounting professionals.

An additional paid program, QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor, is available for accounting professionals supporting clients who use the desktop versions of QuickBooks. For current pricing on the QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor program, click this link to Intuit:

What are the Benefits of Becoming a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor?

The most important benefit of becoming a QuickBooks ProAdvisor is the training.

Some of the software training currently available includes:

  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online – Advanced
  • QuickBooks Online – Payroll
  • QuickBooks Online – Accountant

The trainings offered are very practical, meaning you can immediately put the knowledge to work helping your clients and building your own business revenue.

Other benefits include:

  • A listing in the Find-a-ProAdvisor directory
  • Product support
  • Training materials for your clients
  • A free QuickBooks Online Accountant software subscription
  • Discounts for software and supplies
  • A strong community of accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers

How Do You Become a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor?

To become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, visit this link:

Sign up for a free account or sign in if you already have an account. Once you sign into your QuickBooks Online Accountant account, you will see a ProAdvisor tab on the left where you can access free training for using the software and earning certifications.

Note from the author:

I’ve been a ProAdvisor for years. It’s easily the best value (free) with the most benefits of any program I’ve been involved with. I use the QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor program both for growing and running my own practice and for my college accounting classes where I use the training to grow the next generation of accountants and bookkeepers. Highly recommended for all accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers.

Caroline Grimm

Caroline Grimm

Caroline Grimm is an accounting educator and a small business enthusiast. She holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Business Administration. She is the author of 13 books and the creator of Accounting How To YouTube channel and blog. For more information visit:

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