All individuals previously nominated for this year have been notified, and provided with a link to both the Formal Application and the 'Application Instructions'. While I thought I wrote a pretty good set of instructions, illustrating page by page, a couple of valid questions have come up, so let me address those 'areas' briefly.
Questions asking for number of clients. This should be completed as it regards your ACTIVE clients. Now the question is 'what is ACTIVE', well if I were going to come around and ask you to show me the 700 QB clients I would be looking to see that you worked with them sometime during the the past year. We know that some of you might have dealt with 4000 clients over the last 20 years total, but remember you are in the running for ProAdvisor of the year 2015 so we believe your evaluation should be based upon 'current' measures.
Vendor survey questions. We outlined our 'alliance' definitions in order of complexity (in our opinion) from left to right. Some people may actually fall into multiple categories, but you must select the category you feel best defines your role with the software. Having a referral arrangement is meaningful but relative minimal involvement, you could fill out referral agreements with all 300+ on the list in a matter of hours (well maybe days). We believe that becoming a true 'reseller' of the product is a more significant commitment that being just a referral partner. Owning and using the software obviously represents both an economic and a 'time' commitment (to learn how to use it). An Implementation Partner has generally been recognized by the Product Manufacturer as someone who is qualified to install their software, and has in fact 'installed' the product. Certified in the Product means "just that" you hold some 'formal certification' and are listed as being certified by the manufacturer.
Lastly, The deadline for completion has been extended to Midnight, Sunday March 29, 2015.
Hope this clears up these two questions.
PS - Only 2 questions, and 1 complaint, I'm still running better than the original QBO-Advanced exam.