Update Regarding Intuit Field Service Management Certification Testing
December 16, 2015 – Today Intuit and Corrigo are excited to announce some exciting changes to the Intuit Field Service Management (IFSM) certification testing process. Effective immediately, Corrigo has assumed responsibility for the IFSM certification program. Certification tests previously available through the IRP Resource Center will now be available through ExamBuilder. ExamBuilder is a cloud hosted online testing and reporting system that provides access to certification testing even when working remotely or outside standard office hours. Quarterly reporting of students successfully completing the certification test(s) will be provided by Corrigo to Intuit who will update the Reseller’s certification status on the Intuit Reseller Locator website.
The IFSM certification program is offered to enable Intuit Reseller Partners and ProAdvisors, who invest in IFSM training and skills building, the opportunity to satisfactorily complete certification testing and distinguish themselves as a “Certified” IFSM Reseller or ProAdvisor. Resellers successfully completing the certification will have access to print a certificate through ExamBuilder and they will receive an Intuit IFSM certification badge/logo for their business use. ProAdvisors will be provided the option to print a certificate and should stay tuned for future badge announcements.
Level 1 – IFSM Certified Reseller and/or ProAdvisor
Basic IFSM sales skills: Product Training, Know Your Resources, Delivering Demos, Prospecting, Market Identification, Pipeline Management, Closing the Sale.
Level 2 – IFSM Certified Professional Reseller
Extensive IFSM sales and implementation skills: Deliver demos, complete customer implementation and setup, initial synchronization, troubleshoot, deliver customer training, QuickBooks cleanup, in-depth product knowledge, go-to partner.
For test registration please contact me, Cheryl McElrath at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will complete your registration and an email will be sent to you with the website address for the test and login credentials. The link to the test is only available one time so be sure to allow at least 45 minutes to an hour to complete each test.
IFSM Local Expert Partners
Level 1 and Level 2 certification is one of the requirements needed to be considered for Corrigo and Intuit recognition of Local Expert Partner status.
Intuit Field Service Management Partner & ProAdvisor Training & Certification Prep Summit
IFSM training is provided by Corrigo at no cost to the Reseller or ProAdvisor. Training is live, and completely online. The class is over a six week period and meets every Tuesday morning for one hour. When the training has been completed the student should be well prepared to complete both certification levels. Contact Cheryl McElrath if you would like more information or to enroll for the next session beginning on January 12, 2016.
Existing Certified IFSM Firms
Reseller or ProAdvisor firms who currently hold IFSM certification are encouraged to register and complete the new certification tests. Contact me if you would like to register for the test(s).
Why should I get certified? Intuit Field Service Management is branded and sold directly through Intuit, not by Corrigo. Corrigo develops and supports the product, while Intuit’s professional services partners provide any additional pre-sales and post-sales value-added services requested by the customer. Being Certified in IFSM gives you the confidence to promote, sell, and deliver professional services related to Intuit Field Service Management for QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise and Online editions.
Is the certification portable to a different company if I switch companies? Yes, certification is portable.
Do I need to retake the test each year? Annual recertification is not required at this time. However, it is recommended that current certifications are maintained within your company.
If I have already passed the existing exam, is there a deadline before which I must re-certify with the new test? Resellers and ProAdvisors with existing IFSM certifications are asked to complete the new exam by 06/30/2016. This will ensure you are up-to-date on new processes and product information.
Why is this happening? Intuit and Corrigo decided to make this change so that the certification testing process is easier to administer and track. Corrigo now has the ability to quickly and easily make updates to tests, register students for testing, and track completed certifications. All Resellers and ProAdvisors are invited to sign up for the free certification prep class mentioned above and offered by Corrigo.
Corrigo is excited about this new opportunity! We look forward to working with each of you to help you grow your skills and expand your business with Intuit Field Service Management.