Before recommending an app to a client, you need to know it's going to be the right fit. As Mark Wickersham recently said in his YouTube web series
, "Many accountants and bookkeepers love TSheets but aren't sure how to get the best out of it for their clients."
To answer this, TSheets has launched a new TSheetsPRO certification program to break new ground for the accounting profession.
Unlike other certification courses, which tend to take a one-size-fits-all approach, the new TSheetsPRO certification allows our PROs to choose their own modules, so each user gets training tailored to their needs and their role. TSheets offers admin certification, sales certification, and partner certification courses, so no one wastes time learning what they won't use.
Becoming a certified TSheetsPRO is a faster, more efficient way to add a new revenue stream to your business. But if you’re still not ready to take the plunge, here are eight things you need to know about TSheetsPRO certification.
1. It's free
That’s right. The TSheetsPRO certification program won't cost you a dime, and if you sign up for the first course via CPA Academy
, you’ll get a CPE credit for completing the video portion of the first module.
2. It's fast
The first module is a 50-minute introductory course known as TSheetsPRO Fundamentals, with a 10-minute Q&A at the end to test your knowledge. You can move on to the second and third modules whenever you're ready, for a tailored education path.
3. It's efficient
Choose your own adventure by taking one of three pathways. There's a path for admins, another for sales representatives, and another for firm partners and owners. Each pathway is tailored to different skills and requirements and takes just one to two hours to complete.
4. It's expandable
If you're a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) or would like to include integrations into your value pricing offer, you can learn more about TSheets' integrations with QuickBooks
(Online and Desktop), ADP
, and other accounting and payroll systems. Optional CITP modules take just 30 minutes per integration to complete.
5. It fits your schedule
All of the modules are available on demand, so you can get certified anywhere, anytime. Do it all in one go or spread it out — whatever suits your schedule. The training videos feature TSheetsPRO experts Danny Shank, Debbie Birkland, Connor Bullard, Jessica Knuth, Dan Buckingham, and more. Get a taste in the TSheetsPRO Learning Center
6. It suits different learning styles
The TSheetsPRO certification is a dynamic learning process that combines engaging videos with an interactive visual content to help you learn fast and retain the knowledge you need, no matter what your learning style is.
If you are a kinesthetic learner, you can watch and follow along inside your TSheets account. If you are a visual learner, we have videos, audio guides, and more. We want you to be successful and gain the knowledge according to your learning needs.
7. It’s rewarding
Complete each module knowing you have a strong grasp of how TSheets helps small businesses with time tracking and scheduling. You'll build on your knowledge with each module so you can recommend the app, train other users, and answer their questions with confidence. It’s the perfect addition to your client advisory services and a great way to gain additional revenue. And who knows, you may even get a gift or two from TSheets along the way!
8. New clients will come to you
Another certification bonus is being featured on the TSheetsPRO Professional Directory. Only certified TSheetsPROs make it in the directory, so it's a clear advantage when you're looking for new clients. And when TSheets customers need help from an accountant or bookkeeper, they can find you in the directory too!
Become a TSheetsPRO and join over 1,000 certified accounting professionals to realize these perks and more!
*93% stat based on a Google Survey of 500 U.S. small and mid-sized business owners and managers in October 2017. Respondents were asked, "Before recommending new software to clients, how important is it for accountants to be trained and certified experts in that software?" Answers given were ranked on a scale of one to five, from "very important" to "not important."