Certified Public Accountant.  (Inactive) A certification issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that requires:  A college degree in Accounting, two years of qualifying work experience under a CPA, and a high score on a four day test which covers all aspects of Accounting, Taxation, and Auditing, in addition to internal control and EDP Auditing.  Retaining certification requires 30 hours of qualifying continuing education per year.  Mr. Hale is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He has served his profession through the chairmanship of several microcomputer committees and trained thousands of his colleagues in the application of computer science to the art of accounting.

Solomon Certified Financial Series Specialist.  A certification offered by Microsoft Great Plains attesting to expertise in the Solomon IV accounting system, and the accompanying FRx and Crystal report writers. 

Solomon Project  Series Specialist.  A class offered by Microsoft Great Plains that covers the Project Controller, Time and Expense, Project Budgeting, Contract Management, Employee Utilization, Analyzer, Communicator, Allocator, and Flexible Billings modules. 

Certified Data Processor.  A Computer Science certification that identifies a Systems Professional who possesses: A college degree in a systems related field, two years of systems development experience, and high scoring on an all-day test which covers several programming languages, computer hardware, systems analysis and design.  Maintaining the certificate requires 40 hours of systems-related Continuing Professional Education per year.