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CCH to Offer Powerful CPA Exam Review Resource

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 10, 2009) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. (ELS), to market and distribute ELS’s powerful web-based, multi-media CPA Exam review program, CPAexcel™, to CPA exam candidates (

“We’re pleased to work with ELS to offer the highly effective CPAexcel review course,” said Joe Gornick, Senior Manager of CCH Audio Seminars, New Business Opportunities. “This arrangement reinforces CCH’s commitment to education, staff development and to providing tax and accounting professionals with authoritative materials and time-saving resources that foster success.”

“Our agreement with CCH will increase awareness of and access to CPAexcel among staff in accounting firms and corporations who are preparing for the rigorous CPA licensing exam,” said Mike Duffy, Vice President, ELS. “CCH’s reputation as a leading provider of content, tools and solutions for tax and accounting professionals combined with CPAexcel’s cutting-edge learning platform, rich multi-media course content and exceptional CPA exam pass rates is a great fit that will benefit both CPA exam candidates and the firms they work for who are committed to their employees’ success.”

Comprehensive Courses Developed By Leading Experts

CPAexcel review courses offer a reliable, efficient and convenient way to prepare for the CPA exam with video lectures, faculty-guided seminars, textbooks and core study materials (diagnostic exams, study text, past exam questions, simulated CPA exams, final review, etc.). Courses are created and taught by a team of distinguished accounting professors and CPA exam instructors from some of the nation’s top accounting schools, including the University of Texas-Austin, Northern Illinois University, Arizona State University, California State University-Sacramento, University of North Alabama and Texas A&M University.

With an 85 percent documented average pass rate, CPAexcel provides exam candidates with:

  • Expert-authored courses by top accounting professors and CPA exam review course instructors, including Donald E. Tidrick, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CIA; Pam Smith, Ph.D., CPA, MBA; and Marianne Jennings, JD.
  • An unconditional success guarantee with no expiration date until the course participant fully passes the exam. The initial cost is the total cost paid. Course retakes, electronic updates and software upgrades are included.
  • Bite-sized lessons that allow participants to learn more with short, effective study lessons that allow users to fit their learning into their busy schedules.
  • Exam course software that identically simulates the actual CPA exam.
  • Content updates, such as new developments in tax law changes, are automatically incorporated into course materials, so participants can be confident they are studying with the most current information available.

A variety of courses are available to fit different needs. CPAexcel course participants also have the flexibility to study when and where they want – on or away from their computers.

Exclusive CCH Benefit

As a limited-time exclusive benefit under this agreement, CCH will provide a free copy of the U.S. Master Tax Guide with the purchase of the CPAexcel exam review course. This best-selling resource is an indispensable source of trusted explanation and guidance on federal tax law.

For More Information

For more information on CPAexcel courses, features and exclusive CCH benefits, visit or call 1-888-884-5669.

About Efficient Learning Systems, Inc.

Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. (ELS) is a private company headquartered in Sedona, Ariz. In conjunction with a team of top CPA review course professors in the country, ELS provides CPA Exam candidates, colleges and universities, CPA firms and other entities with a broad choice of high quality CPA review courses at very competitive prices. ELS also provides related products and services.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH® TeamMate, CorpSystem®, CCH® IntelliConnect™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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