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QuickBooks Certification Exam

QuickBooks Certification
National Bookkeepers Association


The National Bookkeeper Association's (NBA) Uniform QuickBooks Certification Examination (Exam) is the exam administered to candidates who want to obtain QuickBooks Certification. The Exam is developed and maintained by NBA.

Candidates who complete the QuickBooks Fundamentals course or an approved equivalent course and pass the Exam may communicate to employers they possess QuickBooks Certification and distinguish themselves and build credibility by having authorized use of the QuickBooks Certification certificate and logo.


The Exam is used to test the candidate's QuickBooks competency. The Exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and simulations. To pass the Exam, you must receive a minimum of 75% (37 out of 50 questions).

The Exam tests the following:

  • Introducing QuickBooks
  • Managing Expenses
  • Sales and Income
  • More Customer Transactions and Reports
  • Bank Reconciliation and Bank Transactions
  • Reports
  • Customizing QuickBooks
  • Tracking Inventory
  • Billable Time and Costs
  • Payroll Setup
  • Payroll Processing
  • Adjustments and Year-end Procedures
  • Setting Up a Company File

Time to Take and Pass the Exam

You have one year from the date of purchase to take and pass the Exam. If you don't pass the Exam, you can re-take the Exam by purchasing a re-take Exam.

Schedule to Take the Exam

The Exam is taken in ATU's Online Testing Center. You can take the Exam at anytime and from anywhere with an Internet connected computer.

When you're ready to take the Exam, go to ATU's Schedule an Exam webpage and schedule the date and time you want to take the Exam. Access to the Exam will be emailed to you the business day proceeding your scheduled date and time.

Taking the Exam

The Exam is open-book and you have two hours to complete the exam.


Member $100 (Login to receive your discount)
Nonmember $150 (Join now to receive $50 off)

Fee includes:

  1. Practice Exam
  2. Uniform QuickBooks Certification Examination
  3. QuickBooks Certification Certificate (Upon Passing Exam)
  4. QuickBooks Certification Logo (Upon Passing Exam)
I have completed the QuickBooks Fundamentals course, OR have provided transcripts* and received approval from ATU, NACPB, or NBA of completion of an acceptable equivalent course.

*Transcripts can be emailed to us at for review.

Re-examination Fee

Member $50 (Login to receive your discount)
Nonmember $75 (Join now to receive $25 off)


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