Becker's Elijah Watt Sells Award winners
The CPA Exam is no easy feat. In fact, it's common for candidates to retake sections. There are some exceptionally talented candidates who earn a CPA award, known as the Elijah Watt Sells Award. The Watt Sells award, named after CPA pioneer Elijah Watt Sells, is presented to candidates who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, completed testing during the calendar year and passed all four sections of the examination on their first attempt.
You could join the list of Watt Sells award winners with the help of Becker CPA Exam Review. From 2007-2022, more than 90% of all Elijah Watt Sells Award winners have prepared with Becker. We're incredibly proud of our winners on their accomplishments, and their universities and professors for their leadership and guidance.
Elijah Watt Sells Award past winners
Read as Elijah Watt Sells Award winners share their experiences studying with Becker, and which Becker CPA Exam Review resources helped them the most on their journey.
Erin Marcom, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
“Becker was instrumental in my achieving the scores needed to qualify for the Elijah Watt Sells Award. I appreciated Becker's focus on the material most likely to be covered rather than trying to cover every possible bit of information. The instructors were fantastic and helped bring understanding to difficult topics. The lectures, practice multiple choice and task-based simulations, and mock exams were all crucial to my success.” -
Maddison Sumners, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
“Becker provided an abundance of resources, ranging from topical lectures to review questions and simulated exams, that allowed me to effectively prepare for the exams as well as the testing environment.”
Jordan Donovan Vitt
“Becker's lectures, practice problems, and simulated exams were engaging and well organized, and they ultimately proved to be very representative of what I would face on exam day. The completion-based user interface and Exam Tracker were helpful for keeping a good pace while avoiding burnout.”
Daniel Ambalu, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
“The live online lectures were phenomenal, especially instructors Stephen Cochran and Michelle Moshe. I don't know if I could have achieved this without them and am forever grateful.”
Justin Kenneth Chudzik, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
“Becker provided comprehensive, engaging lectures that helped familiarize me with all the necessary material, then offered plentiful MCQ and simulations that enabled me to both reinforce the material and become comfortable with the format of the exam, setting me up for success on exam day.”
Kelsey Meyer, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
“Becker’s Exam Review simulates the real exams incredibly well! I never encountered any surprises on exam days due to the ample review options consistently provided.”
Alec Weissman, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
"The Becker CPA review course is a one-way ticket to success on the CPA Exam. The charismatic and dedicated instructors, extensive library of practice problems, and detailed lesson plan will prepare you to not only pass but excel on the CPA Exam. Becker is truly world-class."
Edward Kreienberg, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
"Without the resources Becker CPA Review provided I would never have been eligible for the Elijah Watt Sells Award and that’s the cold hard truth. Becker provided a holistic process which included the necessary structure, study plans and review materials to refresh my previous knowledge base and master new concepts on the CPA Exam that I could not have done on my own."
Elizabeth Gregori, Elijah Watt Sells Award winner
"With the variety of lectures, simulations, multiple-choice questions and practice exams, I was able to learn the material in an interactive way. The self-study version of the course gave me the flexibility to study anywhere, from the comfort of my bed doing multiple choice questions at night to a cozy corner in a cafe with a hot cup of coffee. I can’t imagine having studied any other way."
Frequently asked questions about the CPA award
What is the Elijah Watt Sells Award?
The Elijah Watt Sells Award is a CPA award given to the exam's top scorers.
How do I get the Elijah Watt Sells Award?
You do not need to apply for the Watt Sells Award. If you are eligible, you will be contacted in the spring of the following year in which completed testing. If you're wondering how to get the Elijah Watt Sells Award, continue reading for the award's criteria.
What are the Elijah Watt Sells Award criteria?
In order to be eligible for the CPA Exam award list, you must meet both of the following requirements:
- Obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA Exam
- Pass all four sections of the CPA Exam on the first attempt
How many Elijah Watt Sells Award winners are there each year?
The number of Elijah Watt Sells Award winners varies based on the number of CPA Exam takers who meet the required criteria. The AICPA recently announced that 57 CPA Exam takers qualified for the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 2021.
What is the benefit of getting the Elijah Watt Sells Award?
The Elijah Watt Sells Award recognizes outstanding performance on the CPA Exam. This achievement is a great start to building your confidence as a licensed CPA, and could help candidates stand out among other accounting resumes.
Can I win the Elijah Watt Sells Award?
You can win the Elijah Watt Sells Award, and Becker is happy to help you along the way! From 2005-2021, more than 90% of all award winners have prepared with Becker. Get started on your CPA Exam journey now.