Information and resources regarding COVID-19
The health and safety of our Becker Professional Education community – students, colleagues, faculty and the areas we live – are of paramount importance to us. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and like you, we are seeing the impact of this virus on people, organizations and communities around the world.
During this evolving health situation, Becker is taking precautions to lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and do our part to curb the spread of the virus. Our team will continue to update this page as new or updated coronavirus resources are made available. Additional notifications may be shared with our colleague and student communities via other communication channels, such as our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as email.
Impacted Campuses and Courses
Becker and the university locations we partner with are working to ensure best practices and CDC recommendations are in place. University locations make decisions about live or virtual courses, please contact your academic advisor or instructor for additional information.
Becker live public courses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, NYC & Tyson’s Corner, VA are reopening based on state and federal guidelines and expected to reopen in late Fall. Scheduling information is available on our website. If COVID-19 requires we move to a virtual environment we will notify registered students via email.
Get answers to your questions here.
COVID-19, commonly known as a coronavirus, is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in China. For additional information visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) web page on coronavirus.
According to the World Health Organization, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The CDC believes that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or up to 14 days after exposure.
Becker is taking precautions to lower the risk of exposure and do our part to curb the spread of the virus. We are in close communication with the academic institutions at which our CPA Exam Review Live cohorts participate. Based on their decisions regarding on-site instruction, we will work to proactively shift your registration to a live-online Becker course section. As these changes are made, we will email you important instructions, as well as make every effort to reach you by phone. We have live-online capabilities, with new sessions available starting April 8, 2020.
Additionally, NASBA has recommended that the Boards of Accountancy extend all NTS with expirations between April 1 - June 30 to September 30. For more information and updates, please visit the NASBA website.
Yes. Prometric has now resumed testing in more than 90 percent of their global test centers, at either full or limited occupancy, based on local and governmental mandates. Beginning August 3, 2020, Prometric reinstated cancellation and rescheduling fees, where applicable by testing programs. We encourage all students to regularly visit the Prometric website for detailed information regarding their response to COVID-19.
Precautions can be taken to minimize your risk and prevent exposure and spread of the disease. The CDC has published a medical decision-making tool that you can use to understand your risk and which gives guidance based on risk.
It is important that we work together to take common sense precautions that can reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.
Per CDC guidelines:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and frequently disinfect common work surfaces.
- If you or a family member develops a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or shortness of breath, or are experiencing cold- or flu-like symptoms, work with to alert appropriate contacts and practice social distancing.
- Follow all CDC travel guidelines.
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