Thomson Reuters Unveils an Industry First for CPAs

Company: Thomson Reuters
Published: 25 August, 2010
Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has launched Checkpoint Learning, a fully integrated online offering for tax and accounting practitioners. This platform combines global research, training, and certification with course and credit-tracking capability for individuals and large groups. Checkpoint Learning, winner of Accounting Today's 2010 Top New Learning Product, offers tax and accounting practitioners the most powerful tool for compliance and certification available today.

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters recently announced a series of strategies that include providing a seamless layer of Web-based applications for all clients, to enable and empower accurate regulatory compliance. Checkpoint Learning is core to this strategy. By centralizing the learning, courseware, guidance, record-keeping, and compliance requirements onto a single online platform, Checkpoint Learning revolutionizes the user experience, by allowing tax and accounting professionals to receive updated legislative news, research a topic, complete related testing, and instantly determine compliance with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) licensing requirements, all on one integrated platform.

The courses and products now available through Checkpoint Learning include some of the industry's best-known, well-respected products, and include:

* MicroMash
* PASS Online
* Reqwired
* PPC


"Checkpoint Learning has simplified the practitioner's method of completing CPE requirements, which is critical in the ever-changing world of tax laws, auditing standards and compliance demands," said Mark Schlageter, president of Business Compliance & Knowledge Solutions for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. "Checkpoint Learning courses connect the learner to the appropriate research and guidance in Checkpoint, and Checkpoint links the research and guidance to related online learning."

"Checkpoint Learning was created by industry professionals who understand the pain points of our customers," said Ken Koskay, senior vice president and general manager of Certification for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. "For the first time, accountants will have their entire CPE history available for review, including courses offered by internal and external sponsors, in one place. Other unique features include automatic e-mail alerts to practitioners when they need to meet detailed CPE requirements with applicable State Boards; identifying employees who need to meet firm-driven learning requirements; assigning employee training plans; and handling all aspects of running in-house training, including scheduling, printing CPE certificates of completion, and compiling course evaluations."