CCH Small Firm Services

CCH Small Firm Services and ExamMatrix Partner to Enhance Exam Review


Kennesaw, GA., June 22, 2011 – A new partnership between CCH Small Firm Services (SFS) and ExamMatrix will benefit hundreds of thousands of tax professionals preparing for the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) exam as well as those studying for the Enrolled Agent exam.


SFS is integrating detailed tax coursework from their web-based University self-study programs with ExamMatrix’s industry leading exam review system to offer a complete reference solution for professionals preparing for the RTRP exam.


“Combining our University federal taxation self-study courses with ExamMatrix provides professionals with the most effective exam review course on the market,” says SFS Online Training Manager, Amy Winkle, E.A. “Students receive integrated study materials to help them master the information they need for their profession, as well as to pass the exam.”


ExamMatrix’s state-of-the-art courses emulate the content, question format, timing and scoring of the Enrolled Agent exam. Students answer sample multiple-choice questions and, based on their answers, the ExamMatrix “Adaptive Learning” technology creates study sessions to address the student’s weaker areas. New for 2011, this technology will also provide a link to specific courses in the SFS University curriculum that target the areas in which the student needs more review.


Sean Mullen, President of ExamMatrix explained, “With our study materials we typically see a very high pass rate. With the addition of integrated coursework from Small Firm Services’ University, the numbers can only go up. And once the RTRP competency exam is finalized, we plan to expand our study courses and Adaptive Learning technology to help professionals prepare for registration.”


“The industry is in transition,” said Winkle. “There are estimates of half a million professionals who will be required to pass the RTRP exam, and while some may find this regulation burdensome, the benefits of being a registered professional outweigh any inconvenience. The RTRP designation will confirm a tax professional’s expertise and value in the marketplace. Our University courses, along with the ExamMatrix review courses, will help tax preparers meet the IRS requirements and better serve their clients.”



About ExamMatrix

Matrix Learning Systems, Inc. (and the ExamMatrix brand) is a privately held computer-based training (CBT) company (financially backed by Atkinson Mullen Group of Pennsylvania) based out of Littleton, CO, which focuses primarily on professional certification examination preparation. Through product development and acquisition, ExamMatrix looks to be the premier exam preparation provider in the Accounting and Financial Professional Certification Exam Industry. For more corporate information please go to


About CCH Small Firm Services

CCH Small Firm Services (SFS), a Wolters Kluwer business, is a provider of tax and accounting software solutions, research products and training to 45,000 small professional firms throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SFS offers both the ATX™ and TaxWise® product lines. SFS also provides tax software to the Internal Revenue Service for use at volunteer tax assistance sites. SFS, formed in 2006 following the acquisitions of TaxWise and ATX by Wolters Kluwer, is part of Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting. For more information, visit


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