Become a Xero certified adviser

If you're a Xero partner, you can become a Xero certified adviser by completing the Xero Partner Certification programme in Xero U.

How it works

To become Xero certified for the first time, you need to complete the Xero Partner Certification programme in Xero U. You’ll need to earn 40 Xero U (XU) credits as follows:

  • The 4 Core Certification Courses for 32 XU credits
  • Another 4 Elective Certification Courses of 2 XU credits each for a total of 8 XU credits

You can take the courses in any order you like until you reach 40 XU credits. You can also take any combination of elective courses. However, you must complete all of the 4 Core Certification Courses.

You have 12 months from when you first register to complete the programme, after which you'll be certified for a year. During the next 12 months, you’ll need to keep your certification up-to-date by earning ongoing education credits.

Register and complete the programme

You have several learning options to choose from to become Xero certified, including self-paced learning courses, classroom courses, and webinars.

Self-paced courses can be completed online in Xero U.

  1. Go to Xero U (Xero U website).

  2. On the home page, click Get certified to see the options for Xero certification.

  3. Select the Xero Partner Certification self-paced learning option.

    Image showing the self-paced learning option for Xero Partner Certification

  4. In the course page, click Register.

  5. Log in to your Xero account.

  6. On the Training Details page click Request to finish enrolling in the programme.

  7. You only need to enrol in the Xero certification programme once.
  8. Once you are registered, click Manage, and then begin working through the courses.

  9. Track your XU credit balance and continue completing courses until you reach 40 XU credits.

You can also find information on classroom courses and webinars by clicking on the related option on the Xero U home page.

Fast Track certification

You have the option to accelerate your certification using the Xero Partner Fast Track Certification (Xero U website). You can only use this for your initial certification and can only attempt it once. If you are unsuccessful, you will need to complete the entire programme.