Show your expertise with one or all Xero certifications

Xero certification shows businesses how well you know key areas of Xero.

Xero advisor certification

This is the core certification that gives you the foundation skills you need to serve clients as proficiently and effectively as possible. For bronze and above partners, being recognised as a Xero-certified advisor practice also includes the opportunity to earn champion status and grow your clients through a Xero advisor directory listing.

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Payroll certification

Payroll certification gives you a specialised understanding of using Xero payroll and how it integrates with the core accounting product. You’ll learn valuable tips to help you work efficiently, minimise errors, and overcome or prevent any issues. You’ll also be introduced to using the employee portal.

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Migration certification

The Migration Certification focuses on the recommended approach to converting your clients to Xero. It emphasizes the technical skills needed to move clients one-by-one to Xero, regardless of their current accounting platform.  You'll learn best practices for planning and executing a conversion, and how to best set up your clients for success.  The course steps you through how to plan a Xero migration, gather information, map a client to a Xero pricing plan, prepare for the migration and set up a Xero business edition.

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Maintain your certification

The first time you get certified, you’ll earn 40 credits. After that, it’s easy to earn the 20 credits you need to renew each of your certifications each year – simply keep visiting Xero U for the latest education offerings. Courses are specific to each certification, so you’ll be able to select the ones that are relevant to you. 

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Gain champion benefits

To get bronze champion status and earn extra benefits, your practice will need two certifications; silver, gold and platinum partners will require three to be recognised as a champion. One of your certifications must be Xero advisor. At the end of each month your champion criteria is reviewed, this is when the change takes effect. 

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