Peachtree is a staple software program used in the accounting world. Peachtree accounting is used for business and educational purposes nationwide. Obtaining a certification in Peachtree is helpful in proving your software skills. If you are a bookkeeper or accountant looking for work, earning a Peachtree accounting certification could be your ticket to a new job.

Peachtree Definition

Peachtree is an accounting software created and managed by the Sage company. Peachtree software is an efficient way for small to medium sized businesses to manage their accounting information. Peachtree allows you to perform many accounting functions for your business, such as journal entries, customer account management and the production of financial statements. There are levels of software available, depending on your business’s size and needs.

Peachtree Education

Through the Peachtree website (, there are many training and educational options. Peachtree offers recorded tutorials on a variety of topics that you can view at any time. You can also sign up for live online classes led by instructors. There are study guides available through Peachtree as well. If you need some one-on-one training, Peachtree has certified consultants in many locations. Learn how to contact one via the company’s training page (see Resources).

Peachtree Certification

In 2010, Peachtree began offering a certification program for accountants. This certification program is available through Sage University’s Anytime Learning program (see Resources). The training program allows accountants to use the training hours toward continuing education requirements needed to keep up an active certified public accountant license. The curriculum details the nuances of the Peachtree software offerings. The program also grants the graduate a title of “Certified Sage Peachtree Premier Adviser." The course can be taken on your own time online.

Other Certifications

There are other certification programs in Peachtree offered by various online schools and community colleges. Some of these programs are not accredited directly through Peachtree but are great options to learn more about the software. Other programs offered through these educational entities are taught directly by "Certified Expert Peachtree Consultants."