Bookkeeping in the 21st century requires more than knowledge of GAAP principles or an eye for detail—students need relevant computing skills. Intuit® QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software for entrepreneurs and small business, provides an easy-to-understand platform for students to grasp accounting concepts while honing skills in the most prevalent bookkeeping application in small business today. Students can validate their QuickBooks knowledge by becoming an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU).
QuickBooks Certified User exam vouchers will now include access to both the QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online tests so candidates can demonstrate their skills in whatever version of QuickBooks they prefer.
Distinguish your school’s business, accounting, finance, and entrepreneur program
A recent Certiport survey of accounting instructors at two-year colleges revealed that 84% believe students who are preparing for an accounting career should be conversant in QuickBooks. Said one respondent: “Many [students] now learn QuickBooks as they learn bookkeeping or accounting...You might start every bookkeeping or accounting course with it.”
Building the business coursework to support the achievement of the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) credential increases the value of academic programs and provides your institution with additional recruiting tools.
- Validate QuickBooks knowledge and skills for a position in professional accountancy
- Demonstrate bookkeeping skills acumen in a tangible, measurable way
- Position themselves as a credible job candidate to employers
- Free QuickBooks software for educators and students
- Intuit Education Program is dedicated to empowering educators and students to advance their skills and expertise in accounting, tax and entrepreneurship. The program offers complimentary accounting and tax software to educators and students across the U.S. Register at intuiteducation.com/ to access the software needed to certify.
Learning materials for QBCU certification
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In preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User exam, we've put together a set of practice exercises and example exam questions for you to review. These materials are meant to help you familiarize yourself with the areas of the exam, but it is not comprehensive across all the objectives.
Certiport has additional resources for your classroom and self-paced test preparation including software, courseware, and practice tests, please contact Certiport Sales for pricing options.
The QuickBooks Fundamentals Guide and QuickBooks Complete Textbook use hands-on step-by-step exercises that have you working directly in QuickBooks while you learn the accounting behind the scenes and the best practices. It provides a complete experiential learning environment and practice exercises so the students can apply what they are learning in class. The vivid, color graphics and screen shots explain how to do complex transactions in QuickBooks, making learning interesting and fun.
Professors receive extensive support materials, including an Instructors Manual, PowerPoint slides, test banks, and solution files to all exercises.
Available for: QuickBooks 2015 and QuickBooks 2016
LearnKey's QuickBooks 2017 video-based course is designed to improve the employability prospects for any company needing someone who can work with QuickBooks efficiently. The course also serves as a preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam. The course goes through all ten exam domains: QuickBooks Setup, General Product Knowledge, List Management, Items, Sales, Purchases, Payroll, Reports, Basic Accounting, and Customization. This course will give users the confidence to work effectively with QuickBooks for businesses of all types.
- Test prep questions from online training
- View your online courseware anytime, anywhere
- Gain the skills necessary to confidently work in the QuickBooks application
- Available for: QuickBooks 2017
Free software + certification = no excuses
The QuickBooks Certified User certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in QuickBooks accounting software. QuickBooks Certified User exam vouchers will now include access to both the QuickBooks Desktop AND QuickBooks Online tests so candidates can demonstrate their skills in whatever version of QuickBooks they prefer. Get certified in the following.
QuickBooks Certified User Online version
The QuickBooks Certified User Online exam will test candidates on new features found in the QuickBooks Online software. While many of the features are similar, QuickBooks Online is our cloud-based subscription service that provides the flexibility to take care of business anytime, anywhere. With Online version you are test on the new features including receipt capture from a mobile device, cloud-based app support, work from anywhere on any device, instant file access for accountants, schedule and send invoices automatically.
QuickBooks Online Version: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions
QuickBooks Certified User Desktop version
The QBCU certifies on basic accounting knowledge and utilities of the QuickBooks Desktop software that includes pre-built sample companies, multiple company files, annual updates, and data backed-up and restored. QuickBooks Desktop is a one-time download accounting software with industry-specific features and reporting.
QuickBooks Desktop Version: Exam objectives | Exam languages and versions
QuickBooks Online Proctoring
The newest format of the QuickBooks Certified User exams is Online Proctored (OP) exams. The QuickBooks online proctored exams allow students to conveniently and easily take a QuickBooks Certified User Online exam in the comfort of their home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor.*
QuickBooks Certified User demo
QuickBooks Certified User badges
Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome. Representing your credential as a badge gives you the ability to share your skills online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time.
QuickBooks certifications are some of the most requested skills in online job postings. Your digital badge makes it easy for you to validate abilities with potential employers on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as email and online portfolios.
When you earn one of the QBCU certifications you will be notified of the corresponding digital badge. Accept and use your digital badges to tell potential employers, academic institutions, colleagues and peers about your QuickBooks credentials.
There are currently digital badges available:
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Acclaim is the digital badging platform used by Certiport. It helps students move forward professionally by quickly establishing credibility for opportunities in higher education and the job market. Each badge contains verifiable data that tells employers and admission committees what you did, who says you did it, and why it matters. What does this mean for you? Watch the video to find out.