Here at Surgent CPA Review, we’ve updated our software in response to the 2018 CPA Exam changes, specifically their new user experience updates, giving our students the ability to fully prepare by studying with the new format. The user experience updates will be going into effect on April 1st, 2018. With some knowledge and preparation, […]

Hi, my name is Jonathan Marseglia, I am a tax manager and tax attorney at Garcia & Ortiz PA, and I passed three sections of the CPA Exam by studying about 96 hours per section with Surgent- nearly half of the time that put into studying when I used a different CPA review course! I […]


Let’s face it! To achieve CPA exam success, you need one incredible review course to power your studies. Most of us know that, but not everybody knows who all the big players are in the CPA review course market and what each of them is known for.  That’s why I dive into reviewing each of […]

Adaptive Learning: Surgent CPA Review's Scret Sauce and Your White Knight

My name is Brandon Vagner, CPA, PhD, former KPMG Manager, and founder of CPA Exam Success and Test Prep Store.  I’ve professionally reviewed and analyzed many high quality review courses all the way from GMAT prep courses to CPA Review Courses.  When you boil it down and look at all the factors, what matters most […]

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On the fence about a faster CPA Exam review course? Here are 3 reasons why a speedy CPA Exam review can benefit you, and what courses have the best offering, as reviewed by a university professor.


It’s the start of March Madness! During these few weeks, when it can seem as if your entire network of friends and peers is glued to the TV with a drink in hand, how can you stay focused? Jess shares her advice!

Welcome to a new weekly feature of Passing Insights! Surgent CPA Review’s Student Development Manager, Jessica Sandhu, is currently sitting for the CPA Exam. Each week, Jessica shares her insights into her own study process. This week, find out what she does to de-stress when studying for the exam.

Remember the Misery Index from your college Economics class? We’ve applied it to CPA exam prep using cost of CPA review, hours studying, and sections taken. The lower your score, the better!

Taking the CPA Exam in 2017 after April 1? We’ve got great news for you! On February 1, the AICPA announced there will be less task-based simulations on the exam.

Testing for the CPA Exam before the 2017 exam changes? Know what changes became effective for this testing window.