Course updates and webinar prepare CPA candidates for new task-based simulation testing

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. –May 6, 2016– Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Education Group, today announced the launch of document review simulation (DRS) as part of its CPA Exam Review. This new type of task-based simulation, created by the American Institute of CPAs, will begin appearing on some CPA Exams this year.

DRS aims to increase exam authenticity by presenting real-world scenarios newly licensed CPAs might be expected to handle on the job. Each DRS presents a realistic document as well as related source documents such as memos, bank statements and other exhibits that require review.

DRS will debut in July 2016 on the Financial, Audit and Regulation sections of some, but not all, CPA Exams. To help you feel fully prepared, Becker Professional Education has updated its CPA Exam Review now to reflect the new format. Becker continually updates its course to ensure that content mirrors what candidates will see during the actual exam.  

In addition to launching the course updates, Becker will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. CT to provide a guided tour of the DRS. The webinar, aimed at students, educators and other industry professionals, will be led by Michael Brown, CPA, CGMA, CMA. Brown is Becker’s national manager of faculty and distance learning and has extensive experience in public accounting, corporate accounting and education. The tour will cover how the new simulations work and provide strategies for tackling them on the exam.

"We are constantly updating our CPA Exam Review course to be reflective of changes in the CPA Exam,” said Angie Brown, CPA, director of accounting curriculum at Becker Professional Education. “We want to be sure our students are confident and prepared on exam day by updating our course materials and providing additional educational opportunities like our upcoming webinar to help everyone gain a full understanding of CPA Exam changes as they happen.”

About Becker Professional Education

Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Nearly half a million professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its more than 50-year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world. For more information about Becker Professional Education, visit www.becker.com or call 1-877-CPA-EXAM.