LivePlan Partner Program Events

LivePlan Strategic Advisor

Standard Training

LivePlan offers 2 courses on a regular basis: LivePlan Method, and Using LivePlan in Your Practice (see dates below). These courses are intended to fully train the user in LivePlan, as well as the methodology for financial forecasting and strategic advising using LivePlan as a method.

Best Practice and Special Events

Best Practice courses are offered monthly on industry subject matter that is relevant to Strategic Advisors. See the list below for current offerings and upcoming dates.

On occasion you will see special events posted. LivePlan believes firmly in the ongoing education and support of our customers. These special events often include thought leaders in the accounting industry with a focus on being a proactive trusted advisor.

Expert Advisor Certification

Users may take our Expert Advisor Exam at any point during their training. Refer to our Expert Advisor description and standards for information on becoming a LivePlan Certified Expert Advisor. Below the training schedule is information on steps for obtaining and retaining LivePlan Expert Advisor status.

See what our current Expert Advisors are saying about LivePlan here.

Are you interested in joining the Partner Program? Click here to submit your request.


LivePlan Standard Training:

LivePlan Method: Learn the concepts of Strategic Advising and Financial Forecasting: The LivePlan Method. Using the framework of The LivePlan Method, learn the difference between a budget and a forecast, and how to use a forecast to turn client goals into strategic metrics. Learn why a business plan is important and how the business model is the bedrock of the forecast. Review the components of the LivePlan software application and how its feature sets work together.

Watch this video for an overview of the LivePlan Method:

EARN CPE CREDITS WHEN YOU ATTEND OUR LIVEPLAN METHOD COURSE

Thurs. July 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Thurs. August 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Thurs. September 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

*More training dates will be added. Please check back regularly for an up-to-date schedule

Using LivePlan in Your Practice: Using the framework of The LivePlan Method, learn how to systematically build a Business Plan and Financial Forecast in LivePlan, as well as how to work with your client to get the information and data necessary to build a plan and forecast.

Learn how to establish and implement a Strategic Advisory service offering within your practice. Learn how to organize the tasks of Strategic Advising, and how to use this process to establish pricing. In addition, learn how to prepare and present monthly strategic advising information to your clients.

We will be offering this course in a recorded self study format. Check back soon for access!

Best Practice Webinars:

Attention Expert Advisors - Please use the same email that your LivePlan account is under for registration and attendance to our webinars. This will ensure credit is received for certification requirements.

Thurs. June 29 2017 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST - Strategic Advising in a Bookkeeping Practice

Thurs. July 27 2017 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST - Topic TBD

Wed. August 30 2017 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST - Back to "School": Forecasting Profit and Cash Flow and using Scenarios

Thurs. September 28 2017 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST - Back to "School": The LivePlan Scoreboard and secrets to Mapping

*More training dates will be added. Please check back regularly for an up-to-date schedule

Recording: LivePlan features and partner program update webinar from July 27, 2016


LivePlan Certification Program

Our Expert Advisor Program exists for those who would like certification status in LivePlan. In addition, Certified Expert Advisors receive access to a LivePlan marketing toolkit and website directory as a way to promote their business, and a "badge" for their company's website and email correspondence.

For a limited time, certification is FREE.

Click here for a list of our LivePlan Expert Advisors

LivePlan Expert Advisor Certification

Requirements to Become a Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor:

  1. Complete the 2 main courses: LivePlan Methodology AND Using LivePlan in Your Practice
  2. Complete the Certification Exam, click here to access the exam
  3. Set up one LivePlan account with the following minimum requirements:
    • Basic Customer Information in the Pitch section
    • Opportunity Information in the Pitch section
    • Full Forecast including: Revenue, Direct Costs, Expenses and Assets
    • View Benchmarks
    • Beginning Balances
    • 1 Financing Scenario
    • Cash flow neutral Forecast
    • Synch and Map accounting Software, or manually enter at least 1 month of actuals
    • Set up one Milestone Schedule event
Want access to LivePlan? Click here to apply to our Partner Program for Strategic Advisors.

Requirements to Maintain Certification:

Click here to check your Expert Advisor status

Complete 2 of the 3 options below in any combination prior to your ANNUAL Expert Advisor renewal date

NOTE: Please use the same email that your LivePlan account is under for registration and attendance to our webinars. This will ensure credit is received for certification requirements.

  1. Attend 2 Best Practice Webinars per year*
  2. Pass the Expert Advisor renewal exam click here for the certification renewal exam
  3. Actively be working with 3 or more client company licenses in your own advisor account**

*Year = one year from your individual date of Certification or your last renewal date. Click here to view your renewal date. **Active = using the client company licenses in your own advisor account on a monthly or quarterly basis

Requirements for Expert Advisor Directory Listing:

*To remain listed in the Directory you must continue to advise at least 3 clients with LivePlan, having 3 client company licenses in your own LivePlan advisor account. We review listings quarterly.