Choosing a CPA Review course that is best suited for you is a very important decision. There are so many factors to consider. Because I have been preparing candidates for the CPA Exam for more than 25 years, and have been a full-time college professor for almost 30 years, I have tremendous insight about how students learn. I also understand the challenges that candidates encounter as they navigate the CPA Examination process. When designing the Surgent CPA Review program, I wanted to provide all of the best possible features to truly give students everything they need to pass the CPA Exam.

To help you decide which course is best for you, I have compiled a list of our most important features as compared to Wiley CPA Excel Review:

Surgent vs Wiley CPA Review


If you have any questions about our program or need help navigating the CPA Exam process, please send us an email at, or give us a call at(877) 721-3565.

I wish you all the best, and hope to help you become a CPA!

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Liz Kolar, CPA, CGMA, has been teaching CPA Review for more than 25 years in the United States, has personally taught more than 2,500 live sessions, and has helped thousands of candidates pass the CPA Exam. She founded Pinnacle CPA Review and co-founded Surgent Kolar CPA Review.

She is a recipient of the ASWA Business Woman of the Year Northeast Region, Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year, and PICPA Outstanding Educator of the Year. Liz began her career in Public Accounting with a Big Four accounting firm auditing financial service clients after graduating from Pace University with an MBA in Public Accounting. Liz’s teaching career spans almost 30 years. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Pace University and Seton Hall University, and is currently a professor at Delaware Valley University.