Intuit has issued a 60-day "courtesy" notice to inform ProAdvisors that they will be changing the Terms and Conditions for the ProAdvisor Program, specifically with regard to the Find-a-ProAdvisor directory.
Any ProAdvisor who is current on their QuickBooks Certification* is entitled to publish one profile listing on the Find-a-ProAdvisor directory. If the ProAdvisor has purchased a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Membership, then they can still publish only one ProAdvisor profile on the Find-a-ProAdvisor directory.
If the ProAdvisor has purchased two or more memberships, then they are entitled to a maximum of two profile listings on the Find-a-ProAdvisor directory. No certified ProAdvisor individual may create more than two ProAdvisor profile listings on the Find-a-ProAdvisor directory.
*To be current/up-to date on their certification, a ProAdvisor must have passed one of the three most recent QuickBooks desktop certifications, or must have passed QuickBooks Online certification in the last 366 days.
Editor's note: I must admit that I am clearly 'in favor' of this policy change. Within the past few months I have noticed a few ProAdvisors who have apparently purchased additional memberships so that they could post their profile in a variety of major cities across the United States. While I have no problem with ProAdvisors posting a profile in communities in which they have actual offices and provide resident services (not a UPS store post-office box and a local phone number that ports to half way across the country), even when they do business in two nearby cities, the fact that some ProAdvisors have taken advantage of the system in the past is clearly a problem. I commend Intuit, and the ProAdvisor Program for recognizing this issue, and taking steps to resolve it.