Becker Professional Education announced on Wednesday that 68 of the 75 Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients for 2015 were students of Becker’s CPA Exam Review course. Becker further claims that more than 90 percent of Elijah Watt winners since 2005 have prepared for the exam using their review course.
The Elijah Watt Sells Award is given to candidates who earn a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, as well as successfully passing all four sections on their first attempt. Of the approximately 90,000 candidates who sat for the exam in 2015, 75 were recognized with the award.
“It is truly extraordinary that Becker has helped more than 90 percent of Watt Sells Award winners receive this prestigious award throughout the past decade,” said John Roselli, president of Becker Professional Education, per a statement. “We believe it is a testament to the hard work of our candidates, but also a reflection of the quality of Becker’s course, our instructors and the dedication of our entire organization.”
“Because of Becker’s intimate knowledge of the CPA Exam, I spent most of my time planning ahead, staying organized and making the most of my limited time by focusing on the topics most likely to be on the exam,” stated Jason Ackerman, a senior associate at Wagner, Ferber, Fine & Ackerman and a 2015 Sells Award winner. “It was an invaluable resource led by the best instructors who kept me engaged and motivated.”
For a full list of Becker students honored with the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award, head to Becker's site here.