It happens every year like clockwork (well, not entirely, some years the Becker PR folks are a little too tied up to get the press release out promptly), the Elijah Watt Sells Award winners are released and then comes the inevitable patting-themselves-on-the-back from our friends at Becker:
Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced that 37 of the 39 Elijah Watt Sells Award 2012 recipients achieved exam success by preparing with Becker's CPA Exam Review. Since 2005, when the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants(R) (AICPA(R)) began publishing award recipients, almost 90 percent of winners have prepared for the exam by using Becker's CPA Exam Review.
The Elijah Watt Sells Award is given to CPA candidates who receive a 95.5 cumulative average on their first attempt on all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam during the calendar year. The AICPA established the award program to highlight exceptional achievements on the Uniform CPA Exam. More than 92,000 candidates sat for the CPA Exam in 2012.
"We congratulate the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners on their remarkable achievement," said John Roselli, president of Becker Professional Education. "We know that passing the CPA Exam requires a high level of drive and determination, and we are honored that so many of the winners throughout the years have prepared for the exam using Becker's CPA Exam Review."
Which begs the question, what did the other two winners use?