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In the US it goes by if you are advanced certified, ratings>additional certifications (years certified), location.  Reviews are very important.  Not sure about international, but it is probably close to the same.  Advanced certified really helps if it is available to you.

Resolution for Issue 'How does a Certified QB Online Pro Advisor improve their ranking in the Find an Accountant directory?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

How does a Certified QB Online Pro Advisor improve their ranking in the Find an Accountant directory?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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