5 reasons why you should be an accredited FreeAgent Partner

Becoming an accredited FreeAgent Partner is quick and easy, and lets you access a whole new level of rewards for your practice. Here are five reasons why you should become an accredited Partner - or renew your existing accreditation - today.

1. Unlock accredited Partner benefits 

Becoming an accredited Partner not only builds your experience with FreeAgent but also unlocks some great rewards that can help you market your services. 

Once you become accredited and have at least one client on your Practice Dashboard, you’ll be eligible to be listed in our directory, which is viewed over 40,000 times a year by people looking for a FreeAgent-friendly accountant or bookkeeper. 

As well as a physical certificate for you to display, you’ll receive a digital FreeAgent accreditation badge, which you can add to your website and email signature to show off your new credentials to your clients and prospects.

2. Top up your CPD points 

When you pass the Essentials module, you’ll gain 1.5 CPD points - and you can gain a further two points when you complete the full Accreditation module. You'll get a CPD certificate to download and we’ll post your FreeAgent Accreditation certificate.

We update these modules each year to cover any changes or updates to our core functionality. We also run a series of informal quarterly product update webinars, which are a great way to catch up on all the recent FreeAgent product updates and new features.

Many of FreeAgent’s other learning modules and webinars are also CPD-accredited, so there are lots of ways to top up your points.

3. Facilitate easier conversations with clients and leads

The FreeAgent Accreditation module covers all the main elements of the FreeAgent software, giving you an in-depth knowledge of the platform and a clear understanding of how to make the most out of its features as an accountant. This will help you with the day-to-day running of your clients’ accounts and facilitate easier conversations if your clients have questions.  

Becoming accredited will give you the confidence to discuss all of FreeAgent’s key features in detail, helping you build trust with both potential and existing clients. 

Plus, once you’re accredited, you can explore our advanced learning modules to level up your expertise even further. Become a certified practitioner in payroll, tax and the mobile app with our additional modules and help add even more value to your clients’ businesses. 

4. Learn in a way that suits you and your team 

Our learning modules each contain a series of short videos, which you can pause or replay at any time. For those who prefer a more traditional way of learning, there’s a comprehensive accompanying PDF which you can download and print or view on screen. 

If you or your team would benefit from a more hands-on approach, we can organise bespoke events to train your team on a wide range of topics. Just speak to your dedicated FreeAgent account manager to find out more.

5. It’s quicker and easier than you think

Even though our accreditation modules provide in-depth training, they’re quick and easy to complete, and you can work through them at your own pace. When you’re ready, sit the open-book exam - and if you don’t pass first time, you can always try again.

For those who’ve previously passed the full Accreditation exam, we’ve made the process even faster for 2024 thanks to our new ‘top-up’ module. This focuses only on the new features we’ve added to FreeAgent over the past  12 months, and it lets you stay accredited without needing to repeat what you’ve done before.

There’s only one video to watch in the top-up module, and the open-book exam consists of just 10 questions, which means experienced Partners can renew their accreditation in under an hour. 

Ready to get started? 

Becoming accredited is simple - just head to the Learning Hub here on our Practice Portal and the ‘Outstanding’ tab will show you what to do next.

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