CCH Offers International Financial Reporting Standards Certification Program

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 22, 2010) – With more markets across the globe continuing to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the United States soon to follow, CCH, in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) , is now offering the IFRS Learning and Certification Program. Available in the United States exclusively through CCH, the IFRS Learning and Certification Program is a comprehensive, interactive online solution to help accounting, financial and business professionals fully understand and apply IFRS requirements. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a global leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

“The international standards present both challenges and opportunities for professionals in the U.S. who produce and use financial statements,” said Michelle Robin, CCH Product Manager. “ Now is the time for them to master IFRS and become certified in their knowledge, so they can successfully demonstrate their expertise in this new world of international financial reporting standards and gain a competitive edge.”

Developed by leading experts in international standards at ICAEW, the IFRS Learning and Certification Program enables professionals and organizations to:

  • Understand and apply IFRS principles, concepts and knowledge;
  • Assess the standards’ impact on businesses and make informed decisions;
  • Provide practical business advice to management or clients ;
  • Produce and interpret IFRS financial statements and information; and
  • Develop new business niches and advance careers.

The IFRS Learning and Certification Program provides an overview of the international standards, removing the “accounting-speak” and translating the standards into clear, easy-to-understand language. Consisting of 36 interactive learning modules, each includes illustrations, examples, study questions/answers and practice tests to help professionals understand and apply the standards to any organization, and prepare for the final online certification examination.

Flexible Learning, Anytime, Anywhere

The IFRS Learning and Certification Program’s comprehensive learning materials are accessible via an interactive online learning environment available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing busy professionals the flexibility to learn and study at their convenience.

About the Developers of the IFRS Learning and Certification Program

The IFRS Learning and Certification Program was developed by ICAEW, a global accountancy body established in 1880. ICAEW is a not-for-profit organization with an overarching obligation to act in the public interest. A world-leader of the accountancy and finance profession, ICAEW is headquartered in London’s financial district and has a presence across the world’s capital markets. ICAEW provides leadership and practical support to over 134,000 members in more than 160 countries, working with governments, regulators and industry to maintain the highest standards. ICAEW members provide financial knowledge and guidance based on the highest technical and ethical standards. They are trained to challenge people and organizations to think and act differently, to provide clarity and rigor, and help create and sustain prosperity. ICAEW ensures these skills are constantly developed, recognized and valued. ICAEW is a founder member of the Global Accounting Alliance, which represents over 788,000 professional accountants in more than 140 countries worldwide, to promote quality services, share information and collaborate on important international issues.

For More Information

For more information on the IFRS Learning and Certification Program, please visit or call 1-800-344-3734.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The ProSystem fx® Suite, CorpSystem®, CCH® IntelliConnect®, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill. Wolters Kluwer ( is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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