Becker Announces Agreement with EduPristine to offer CPA Training in India
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry (NYS: DV) , today announced a new agreement with EduPristine, India's largest financial certifications review provider. Under this agreement, Becker will work with EduPristine to deliver live Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Review classes to major cities across India including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai.
The global demand for CPAs continues to increase, particularly in countries experiencing economic growth like India. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the overall number of CPA Exam sections administered outside of the United States increased by 17 percent year over year between the first two quarters of 2012 and 2013. As a global leader in CPA Exam Review for over 50 years, Becker has prepared over 400,000 candidates for the CPA Exam. Based on pass rates published by the AICPA, Becker students pass the CPA Exam at double the rate of non-Becker candidates.*
"As the roles of accountants expand, CPAs are experiencing higher earnings, better marketability and more career opportunities on a global level. These benefits, along with the overall international demand for CPAs, have triggered a need for more training and exam preparation programs," said Matt Kinnich, vice president, international and business development at Becker Professional Education. "We know that EduPristine has a solid presence and reputation in India and we are confident that together we will reach a larger audience and provide the best learning solutions available."
EduPristine is committed to helping individuals launch their careers in accounting and finance through quality training and course offerings. The expert faculty at EduPristine will teach Becker's integrated CPA Exam Review course that consists of 100 hours of expert instruction, more than 6,500 multiple choice questions, 250 task-based simulations, two full final exams for each of the four exam sections, an interactive study planner and more. This collaborative effort between Becker and EduPristine will help students succeed on the CPA Exam and ultimately open the doors to a variety of international opportunities in fields such as attestation, income tax, financial accounting, analysis and planning, forensic accounting, regulatory reporting, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
"As a leader in exam preparation for international certifications, we've dedicated ourselves to delivering an exceptional product to our students" said Atul Kumar, director and co-founder at EduPristine. "This business changes constantly and we have watched the demand for CPAs increase. By aligning ourselves with Becker, we will be able to create stronger educational programs for our students, produce higher results and remain at the forefront of the accounting and financial industries."
About Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYS: DV) , is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance, project management, and healthcare professions. Nearly half a million professionals have prepared to advanced their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Exam preparation, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Exam Review, COMLEX® Exam 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 about Becker Professional Education, please visit www.becker.com.
EduPristine has experienced dynamic growth in recent years and is the largest training provider in India for International certifications like CFA, FRM, PRM and Financial Modeling. Offering more than 25 courses through different modes of communication vehicles with a wide presence in more than 8 cities in India and 40 global locations abroad through digital presence, EduPristine provides training in the financial sector through its experienced batch of faculties. EduPristine also provides workshops for Corporates and college students. Further information on EduPristine is available on the Internet at www.edupristine.com
*Becker Professional Education students pass at twice the rate of all CPA Exam candidates who did not take a Becker review course, based on averages of AICPA-published pass rates. Data verified by an independent, third-party research firm.
ACCA is a trademark owned by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. PMP is a registered trademark of Project Management Institute, Inc. USMLE is a registered trademark of National Board of Medical Examiners. COMLEX is a registered trademark of National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. None of the aforementioned entities sponsors, endorses, or supports Becker Professional Education in any manner.
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