Thomson Reuters has begun providing a certificate program that explains the essentials for practitioners who perform compilation, review and preparation engagements, and how to prepare for peer review.

The Checkpoint Learning Compilation and Review Certificate Program discusses all four sections of Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services 21, plus SSARS 22 and 23, highlighting changes from earlier standards, along with examples of how to incorporate them into one’s engagements.

“Keeping up with the latest SSARS changes provides both accounting firms and individual practitioners with opportunities to provide additional client services while properly following requirements, which is essential for a profession insistent on technical accuracy and rigor,” said Salim Sunderji, managing director of Checkpoint with the Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting business, in a statement. “We’ve created this certificate program in response to the demand from accountants seeking a new level of assurance. It can also lead to new business development and career opportunities for growth-oriented practitioners.”

Candidates who successfully complete the course and final exam earn a Checkpoint Learning Compilation and Review Competency Certificate, along with approximately 29 hours of continuing professional education credit. The courses meet the accounting and auditing CPE requirements in more than 20 states, the CPE requirement for CPAs who perform compilation work in approximately 10 states, and the new compilation requirement for Oklahoma, along with qualifying for general CPE credit in all CPA jurisdictions in the U.S.

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Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, has been covering business and technology for a variety of publications since 1985.