While I personally have no problem with the fact that Intuit has chosen to once again reissue a new round of ProAdvisor Certification Badges, I'm very disappointed by the quality and clarity of the new badges when it comes to the Find-a-ProAdvisor website.
You can hardly distinguish the text contained in any of the badges – it is blurry, at best, and unreadable at worst.
Take a look below at an unaltered screen capture taken from a Find-a-ProAdvisor website page. Okay, so I will ask you, can you read the distinctions?
New badges on Find-a-Pro Website
I know that a lot of "Advanced" ProAdvisors are very disappointed that once again they seem to have lost their extra recognition for all of the hard work. They have always appreciated that "Red Badge of Courage" for the accomplishment of reaching the pinnacle of their profession.
You would think that Intuit would have learned from the last round of badges about the "Red" demarcation. Do you remember that the last set of badges essentially were absent of red for Advanced ProAdvisors until the complaints were aired. Following the uproar, Intuit revised them with the extra Red Chevron.
So, I ask, why don't they simply ask us – their ProAdvisors – what we want in the way of badges before they decide to change them?
EDITOR'S EDITION - Subsequent to the original publication of this Blog, I have now been provided with higher resolution versions of the new ProAdvisor Badges, you can see them in a another Blog I wrote titled "Will the Real 'new' PoAdvisor Badges Please Stand Up."