Welcoming Srividhya Rajaram to the HOCK Family!

Welcoming Srividhya Rajaram to the HOCK Family

We are thrilled to announce that Srividhya Rajaram has joined HOCK international as the Country Head in India! With Srividhya (Sri) on board, we are set to deepen and expand our connections across India.

Sri brings with her over two decades of experience in the education sector. Her journey, characterized by perseverance, passion, and patience, aligns seamlessly with our mission at HOCK.

With Sri's guidance, we are looking forward to strengthening our existing connections in India and creating new ones. Her role is vital as we continue to expand the ways that we can support our students and partners in achieving their career and business goals.

Srividhya Rajaram: “I had the honor of meeting Mr. Brian Hock and learnt about his passion and dedication to the teaching and training profession for over two decades. That left me genuinely amazed as I belong to the family of teachers.  What struck me most was not only his vision for student success but also his remarkable commitment to going above and beyond to ensure each student reaches their full potential. Equally impressive is his deep respect for business partners, evident in his continuous efforts to create value by providing unwavering support. It's an honor to work with Mr. Hock, especially having the opportunity to contribute in achieving his vision, to serve the students and professional communities in India and to enrich and nourish our relationships with our partners in India.

Brian Hock: "Having met with Sri while I was in India, I know that she will build on our success in India and help us, our partners, and our candidates continue to grow in this dynamic market. She has the same values that I have and that we have as a company. I am looking forward to working with Sri as she leads our work in India.

Please join us in welcoming Sri to the HOCK family. We're excited for the journey ahead and the many successes we will achieve together!

HOCK Transforms CMA & CIA Study Materials with Revolutionary Subscription Model

CMA and CIA Subscriptions

We are excited to share that HOCK is taking a revolutionary step in CMA and CIA exam preparation by transitioning all of our CMA and CIA study materials to a subscription! The subscription model offers an affordable and flexible approach to helping more candidates worldwide pass the CMA and CIA exams.

Subscription Model & Price

All HOCK CMA and CIA Exam Reviews are now accessible through 1, 3, or 6-month subscriptions. Depending on the subscription length, prices range from $42 to $59 per month after our current 40% discount. 

Every subscription starts with a 7-day free trial, allowing you to experience our comprehensive materials, learning platform, and personal study plan for yourself. Once your subscription starts, you can cancel your subscription anytime. If you need to just take a break, your progress is saved and will be there when you resume your subscription.

Why Choose the Subscription Model

Subscriptions allow you to get what you need for exactly how long you need it. Why overspend for unlimited access when you only need it for a few months? With HOCK's subscription model, you get:

  • No big upfront payments 
  • Access to ALL materials and premium features 
  • Payment flexibility—only pay while you’re studying 
  • Freedom to cancel and  resume subscriptions at your convenience

With a HOCK subscription, you leverage world-class study materials at an affordable monthly cost, enhancing focus and efficiency in your study process and saving time and money.

Materials Included

The subscriptions include:

  • Materials for all exam Parts (CMA or CIA)
  • Online textbooks with highlighting and annotation
  • Videos by Brian Hock
  • Test banks with detailed answer explanations
  • Mock exams with unique questions not used elsewhere in the materials
  • PassMap™ that guides you through the exam syllabus, one topic at a time 
  • Personalized Study Planner to keep you on track for your exam date

A Leap into the Future

At HOCK, we believe in staying ahead of the curve and providing the best for our students. This move to a subscription model underlines our commitment to offering quality, accessibility, and affordability in learning.

Special Note for Existing HOCK students

For those who have purchased HOCK CMA or CIA study materials prior to this switch, everything will stay the same! You will continue to have uninterrupted access to your materials without any set expiration.

Happy Studying!

The HOCK Team

HOCK International and Quartic Partner to Elevate ESG Investing Exam Prep

HOCK and Quartic

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between HOCK international and Quartic! This partnership aims to create an exceptional learning experience for those seeking to earn the Certificate in ESG Investing from CFA Institute. This collaboration combines Quartic’s industry-leading ESG Investing study materials and HOCK’s revolutionary PassMap Learning Management System. 

What is the Certificate in ESG Investing?

The Certificate in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing is a specialized credential for finance professionals who want to integrate ESG considerations into their investment decision-making processes. As ESG factors continue to influence global markets and investment strategies, this certification is a unique differentiator and the industry standard for ESG investing. Whether you’re an investment analyst, portfolio manager, or sustainability expert, acquiring this certificate enables you to navigate the complexities of ESG criteria, making you a valuable asset to organizations committed to responsible investing (learn more about ESG Investing).

HOCK PassMap: Your Personalized Roadmap to Success

HOCK’s PassMap Learning Management System takes test preparation to the next level. PassMap adapts to your individual learning style and pace, guiding you through an efficient and effective study plan. With engaging videos, focused practice questions, and ongoing progress tracking, PassMap is your comprehensive tool for mastering complex exam material. It isn’t just a study guide; it’s your personalized roadmap to passing the exam.

Quartic: Unmatched ESG Study Materials

Quartic is renowned for its premium study materials built upon a solid foundation of educational excellence and industry expertise. Quartic offers a range of resources, including videos, practice questions, and mock exams that are both in-depth and easily digestible. Every piece of content is designed to simplify complex concepts, making them accessible to individuals at all levels of understanding. Quartic’s study materials not only prepare you for exams but also equip you with practical knowledge that’s directly applicable in a real-world context.

Together, HOCK international and Quartic aim to set a new standard in ESG Investing education. By merging Quartic’s world-class study materials with HOCK’s interactive PassMap system, we are creating an unmatched learning experience that promises to give you a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving field of ESG investing. 

Sign up for ESG Investing Free Trial

Sign up for the trial and get free access to all ESG study materials and PassMap for three days.

Sign Up For Free Trial

The Future of Accounting Certifications


The Future of Accounting Certifications

Brian Hock is on the Accounting Influencers Podcast

Brian Hock joined Rob Brown, the host of the Accounting Influencers podcast!

Through his experiences and expertise, Brian has shed light on the future of accounting qualifications and the essential role of technology. As accounting professionals navigate the changing landscape, his advice and perspectives provide a valuable roadmap for success. Listen to the episode to uncover the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the evolving world of accounting certifications and learn about:

  • Changes in accounting certifications
  • Competition between the certifications
  • Value of certifications
  • Role and impact of technology on accounting certifications
  • Brian’s career experience in Russia and global perspective in light of current political events

About the podcast: The Accounting Influencers podcast goes live every Monday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists, and influencers in the accountancy, CPA, and bookkeeping space.

Listen Online

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Unveiling the Secrets of Accounting Certifications and Professional Success

Profession Session Podcast with Brian Hock and Brody Vinson

Unveiling the Secrets of Accounting Certifications and Professional Success

A Conversation with Brian Hock

In the ever-evolving landscape of finance and accounting, staying on top of the latest trends and advancements is crucial for professionals aiming to excel in their careers. Brian Hock, CMA, CIA, CRMA, CSCA recently shared his expertise and insights on a captivating podcast, Profession Session, with Brody Vinson

With a focus on accounting certifications, technological advancements, personal growth, and professional success, this podcast episode is a goldmine for individuals seeking to thrive in the finance industry. Let's dive into the thought-provoking topics discussed during this enlightening conversation:

  • The Evolution of Accounting Certifications
  • Adapting to the Age of Technological Advancements
  • Crafting Educational Content and Understanding the Audience
  • Unraveling the Path to Success
  • Seizing Opportunities and Customer Acquisition
  • Brian's Non-Negotiable Career Advice
  • The Future of HOCK

Whether you are an aspiring student, a seasoned professional, or an entrepreneur aiming to make informed business decisions, this podcast episode is a must-listen. Prepare to be inspired and empowered as you uncover the secrets to thriving in the world of accounting, finance, and business.

HOCK and PassKey Partner to Revolutionize EA Exam Prep

Partnership Announcement - HOCK and PassKey partner to provide EA Exam Review.

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between HOCK and PassKey Learning, two of the most innovative players in professional education. This partnership will transform how candidates prepare for the Enrolled Agent (EA) exams.

PassKey Study Materials

PassKey Learning is a leading provider of EA exam review materials, with an impressive track record of helping students pass the exams on the first attempt. The company’s materials are known for being comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to understand.

HOCK PassMap Learning System

HOCK brings its innovative and easy-to-use interactive learning system, PassMap, to PassKey’s highest quality materials. PassMap is a game-changing platform that helps candidates navigate the complexities of the EA exam curriculum. With PassMap, candidates can easily track their progress, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and develop a customized study plan that meets their unique needs.

PassKey and HOCK Partnership

Combining PassKey Learning’s world class study materials with HOCK’s PassMap platform creates a winning combination for EA exam candidates. By partnering together, we are setting a new standard for excellence in EA education.

About PassKey

PassKey Learning Systems was founded in 2008 and has been a leading provider of EA exam review materials for over 15 years. Thousands of candidates use the PassKey EA materials each year and have a proven track record of success.

How to start preparing for the EA exams with HOCK and PassKey

The Next Generation of PassKey Learning EA is now available through HOCK international! Get started on your journey to becoming an Enrolled Agent today! 

Subscribe to EA Exam Review

Want to know more about Enrolled Agent? Read Enrolled Agent (EA) Info here.



The Bright Future of Women in Accounting

The Bright Future of Women in Accounting

Today, HOCK would like to recognize and celebrate the achievements of female accountants and honor their tireless work in shaping the future of the accounting industry. Account­­ing has long been a male-dominated field, but that is changing rapidly. The number of women in accounting has been growing, and the trend is expected to continue. Let us look at the trends and predictions for the future of women in accounting.

Increasing Numbers of Women in Accounting

The number of women entering the accounting profession has been steadily increasing in recent years. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), women now represent more than 50% of all accounting graduates in the United States, and other countries report similar growth in the number of women in the profession.

More Women in Leadership Positions

As more women enter the accounting profession, they are also climbing the ranks and taking on leadership positions. According to the AICPA, women now represent nearly 30% of all partners in accounting firms. This is a significant increase from just a decade ago when women made up only about 16% of partners. We can expect to see more women in executive roles such as CEO, CFO, and COO; these roles have typically been held by men, but as more women gain experience and rise through the ranks, we will see more women in these roles too.

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have become increasingly important in the business world, and the accounting profession is no exception. Accounting firms are realizing the value of having a diverse workforce and are actively seeking out women and other underrepresented groups to join their teams. This is not just for the sake of diversity but also because a diverse workforce brings different perspectives, which can lead to better decision-making and improved performance.

Greater Flexibility in the Workplace and Focus on Work-Life Balance

Many women are balancing demanding careers with family responsibilities, and accounting firms are recognizing the need for more flexible work arrangements. This could include options such as part-time work, telecommuting, and job-sharing. Accounting firms are recognizing that in order to attract and retain top talent, they need to create a work environment that is supportive of employees’ personal lives as well as their careers.

The Bright Future

We can expect to see increasing numbers of women entering the profession, more women in leadership positions, and a greater focus on diversity, inclusion, flexibility, and work-life balance. These trends are great news for the profession as a whole because a more diverse and inclusive workforce leads to better decision-making and improved performance.

Happy International Women’s Day!

To all the incredible female accountants out there: thank you for your hard work, your dedication, and your unwavering commitment to excellence. You are an inspiration to us all, and we are grateful for everything you do. Happy International Women’s Day!

Time to Become Certified – No Excuses

Time to Become Certified - No Excuses

No Excuses!

It is often difficult to start on ambitious goals. There is always a reason that we can find that allows us to postpone starting something big and meaningful. Exam certifications are one of those ambitious goals that you may be having trouble getting started. How long have you been thinking of becoming a CMA (What is CMA certification?), CIA (What is CIA certification?), or getting another professional certification (Which accounting certification is best for me?)? Getting certified is one of the best investments you can make in your own career. However, you are likely using one or more of these excuses to delay getting started: not enough time, too difficult, or too expensive.

When it comes to the decision to start studying for your professional certification, all of these excuses can be used to procrastinate. Guess what? You no longer have these as your excuses.

Here at HOCK, we have eliminated these excuses for you – all you have to do is to start studying, and you will pass the exams in 2023!

I don’t have enough time

You may think you do not have enough time, but our interactive study system PassMap efficiently guides you through all the content that you need to know. A personalized study planner will take you through the exam syllabus week by week and adjusts accordingly if your study schedule changes.

It is too difficult

You may think studying will be difficult because the syllabus is so large. But, with our comprehensive and easy-to-understand study materials, we make learning the content as straightforward and as structured as possible. Regular review and practice sessions, detailed video explanations, a final 3-week review system with multiple Mock exams, study tips, and ongoing support from the CMA and CIA experts will make studying much easier than you can imagine!

It costs too much

You may think it costs too much, but we have done everything we can to help you with that as well. Right now, all HOCK CMA and CIA study materials are 50% off. This is the biggest discount we offer during the year, and it is for a limited time. If your purchase is $299 or more, you can use our interest-free payment plan.

With the HOCK PassMap, our study materials, unlimited access, expert support, and a 50% discount, you have no excuses left. Take advantage of this limited-time offer to start your exam studies right now. Start studying today! No excuses!

CMA materials50% off

CIA materials50% off


HOCK PassMap 2.0 for CIA with new interface and bite-sized study units

PassMap 2.0
HOCK is pleased to announce the release of PassMap 2.0 for CIA Parts 1, 2, and 3.

PassMap 2.0 includes:

  • Shorter study units that cover only one topic each and include a study time estimate.
  • A resume feature that takes you right to where you left off.
  • A Resources section with all of the information about studying for the CIA exams in one place.
  • A more modern interface that is easier to navigate.
  • Easier navigation on mobile devices.

MCQ and Video progress is saved independently of the PassMap, and is not affected by this transition.

If you have any questions about PassMap 2.0 or need any help using the materials or PassMap please contact us and we will be glad to help.

ExamReady™ Progress Bar Now Available in PassMaps for CMA Exams

What is ExamReady?

Exam candidates frequently ask, "Am I ready to take the exam?" HOCK's ExamReady™ progress bar helps you determine when you are ready.

How does it work?

  • ExamReady™ starts at 0 and counts up to 360, which is the passing score for the CMA exam.
  • Your ExamReady™ progress will increase with the completion of study units, videos, MCQs, essays, and mock exams.
  • You are in a good position at 230 to start your Final Review.
  • When ExamReady™ reaches 360, you are prepared to take your exam with confidence.

How do I see my ExamReady™ progress?

ExamReady™ is available to students who have CMA Review Complete materials, and to those who have purchased both the CMA Review Standard and CMA Videos. ExamReady™ shows on the Personal Study Plan in the PassMap.