90 Percent of 2014 Watt Sells Award Winners Prepared for the CPA Exam with Becker Professional Education

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – July 9, 2015 – Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Education Group, today announced that 53 of the 59 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients prepared with Becker’s CPA Exam Review. Since the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) began naming award recipients in 2005, over 90 percent of the winners have prepared for the exam with Becker’s CPA Exam Review.

The prestigious award, named after CPA pioneer Elijah Watt Sells, is presented to candidates who earned a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination and passed all four sections on the first attempt. More than 90,000 candidates sat for the exam in 2014, of whom 59 received the award.

“Just passing the CPA Exam is a tremendous accomplishment that requires a significant investment of time and effort and a strong command of the subject matter,” said Michael Brown, national instructor at Becker Professional Education. “To achieve the Watt Sells Award winners’ level of expertise is truly extraordinary and reflects well not only on the candidates, but their schools, their employers and, luckily for us, their review courses.”

To see a list of the Becker students honored with the 2014 Watt Sells Award, visit www.becker.com/cpa-review/whybecker/difference/watt-sells-award-winners.

To learn more about Becker Professional Education, visit www.becker.com.

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