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CPA Review Course Offered through WIU

January 14, 2010

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MACOMB, IL - -Western Illinois University's accountancy department, in combination with CPAexcel, will offer a certified public accountant (CPA) review course this winter and spring on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. The course will be held on WIU's Macomb campus and the WIU-Quad Cities campus, as well.

According to Gregg Woodruff, associate professor of accountancy, the review course includes two weekly class sessions with in-class instructional videos, an instructor who will review exam questions, a supplemental online course, review books, software and a set of flash cards. The regular price for the review is $2,000, but individuals who sign up through Western get a discounted price of $1,495.

In January, the review will cover business and environment concepts (BEC), and regulations (REG) coverage will begin in February. Financial accounting and reporting coverage will begin in February and be completed in April. Auditing and attestation (AUD) will begin in April and will be completed on May 1, 2010.

An instructor-led CPA review course provides candidates with the discipline needed to successfully complete the CPA exam, Woodruff explained.

"The review course becomes part of the candidate's weekly schedule. Making the effort as a member of a group will keep the candidate going and make it more fun. All members of the CPA review course are working toward the same goal -- becoming a certified public accountant. That CPA certificate and license are essential credentials in today's accounting and business environment. The CPA is not only a source of pride for the individual, but should also result in increased job opportunities, quicker promotions and higher salaries," he added.

For more information or to sign up for the CPA review course through WIU, contact Woodruff at (309) 298-1152 or at Candidates interested in taking the CPA exam in the State of Illinois should also go to the Illinois Board of Examiners' website (, which provides application information and forms.

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