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The smartest way to pass

Our students study an average of 89 hours total, while our competitors spend four times that. Our award-winning CPA Review course has what you need to pass faster, so you can get back to life.

Plans that set you up for success

Whether you’re looking for the basics or want every tool at your disposal, we have plans that fit every learning style and candidate.

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Ultimate $2999

As low as $271/mo with Affirm logo

Everything you need and want to pass the first time.


Includes:

  • Everything in Premier and Essentials
  • 1,000 extra MCQs
  • Audio lectures
  • Ultimate customer support (within 24 hours)
  • Excel Certificate Course
  • A.S.A.P Technology
  • 7,700 MCQs
  • 400+ Simulations
  • 350+ videos
  • E-books and lecture study notes
  • Printed textbooks
  • Spiral-bound flash cards
  • 1-on-1 coaching with a CPA exam expert
  • Integrated test bank with 1,000 extra MCQs
  • Audio lectures
  • Ultimate customer support
  • Excel certificate course
Premier icon

Premier $2399

As low as $217/mo with Affirm logo

Includes 1:1 support and printed study materials for you


Includes:

  • Everything in Essentials
  • Printed textbooks
  • Spiral-bound flash cards
  • 1:1 coaching with a CPA Exam Expert
  • A.S.A.P Technology
  • 7,700 MCQs
  • 400+ Simulations
  • 350+ videos
  • E-books and lecture study notes
  • Printed textbooks
  • Spiral-bound flash cards
  • 1-on-1 coaching with a CPA exam expert
  • Integrated test bank with 1,000 extra MCQs
  • Audio lectures
  • Ultimate customer support
  • Excel certificate course
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Essentials $1599

As low as $145/mo with Affirm logo

Your course basics, including Surgent’s custom study plan.


Includes:

  • A.S.A.P. Technology®
  • 7,700 MCQs, 400+ simulations, 350+ videos
  • Spiral-bound flash cards are not included in the copy deck.
  • E-books and lecture study notes
  • A.S.A.P Technology
  • 7,700 MCQs
  • 400+ Simulations
  • 350+ videos
  • E-books and lecture study notes
  • Printed textbooks
  • Spiral-bound flash cards
  • 1-on-1 coaching with a CPA exam expert
  • Integrated test bank with 1,000 extra MCQs
  • Audio lectures
  • Ultimate customer support
  • Excel certificate course

Complete course features

Ultimate Premier Essential
A.S.A.P Technology
7,700 MCQs
400+ Simulations
350+ videos
E-books and lecture study notes
Printed textbooks
Spiral-bound flash cards
1-on-1 coaching with a CPA exam expert
Integrated test bank with 1,000 extra MCQs
Audio lectures
Ultimate customer support
Excel certificate course

Join the more than 48,000+ who trust Surgent

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Join the more than 48,000+ who trust Surgent

"I was able to target so clearly what areas I knew and didn't know. Their platform and dashboard is very clear and easy to follow. I am now finished with the CPA Exams, and I certainly attribute that to Surgent."

Options for individual exam courses

Explore our individual CPA exam section courses. All courses come with access until you pass and our A.S.A.P. Technology® that ensures you focus on what you need to know to become exam ready in the shortest amount of time.

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AUD—Auditing & Attestation - $599

Topics include Ethics, Professional Responsibilities & General Principles, Assessing Risk and Developing a Planned Response, Performing Further Procedures and Obtaining Evidence, and Forming Conclusions and Reporting.

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BEC - Business Environments & Concepts - $599

Topics include Corporate Governance, Economic Concepts & Analysis, Financial Management, Information Technology, and Operations Management.

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FAR - Financial Accounting & Reporting - $599

Topics include Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting, Select Financial Statement Accounts, Select Transactions, and State & Local Governments.

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REG - Regulation - $599

Topics include Ethics, Professional Responsibilities, and Federal Tax Procedures, Business Law, Federal Taxation of Property Transactions, Federal Taxation of Individuals, and Federal Taxation of Entities.

Awards and recognition

2019 Silver Stevie Award - American Business Awards

2019 Silver Stevie Award American Business Awards

#1 CPA Review Course Of 2020 - Crush The CPA Exam

#1 CPA Review Course Of 2020 Crush The CPA Exam

Top New Professional Education Product Of 2018 - Accounting Today

Top New Professional Education Product Of 2018 Accounting Today

Best CPA Exam Review Program - Top Consumer Reviews

Best CPA Exam Review Program Top Consumer Reviews

How it works

Step 1: Get started

Whether you start with a free trial or are ready to buy, all paths start with a simple signup. You can then opt for 1:1 coaching sessions (available with Ultimate and Premier plans) or schedule a demo to get a tour of everything your course can do for you.

Step 2: Find out what you already know

You complete a selection of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), and your answers enable the software's algorithm to gauge your knowledge across all CPA Exam content. From there, you receive a hyper-personalized study program, thanks to our A.S.A.P. Technology®.

Step 3: Study and succeed

We’ll help you study what you need to focus on to pass. As you follow your custom study plan, your ReadySCORE™ accurately and clearly indicates your CPA Exam readiness. Candidates improve their ReadySCORE, on average, from a 43 to an 84 while studying.

Step 4: Pass the test

All your hard work pays off on test day. Students with a ReadySCORE of 75 or more pass the CPA Exam a remarkable 92% of the time (vs. national average pass rates, which hover around 50%). And your goal of becoming a CPA? Check!

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Step 1: Get started

Whether you start with a free trial or are ready to buy, all paths start with a simple signup. You can then opt for 1:1 coaching sessions (available with Ultimate and Premier plans) or schedule a demo to get a tour of everything your course can do for you.

Whether you start with a free trial or are ready to buy, all paths start with a simple signup. You can then opt for 1:1 coaching sessions (available with Ultimate and Premier plans) or schedule a demo to get a tour of everything your course can do for you.

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Step 2: Find out what you already know

You complete a selection of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), and your answers enable the software's algorithm to gauge your knowledge across all CPA Exam content. From there, you receive a hyper-personalized study program, thanks to our A.S.A.P. Technology®.

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Step 3: Study and succeed

We’ll help you study what you need to focus on to pass. As you follow your custom study plan, your ReadySCORE™ accurately and clearly indicates your CPA Exam readiness. Candidates improve their ReadySCORE, on average, from a 43 to an 84 while studying.

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Step 4: Pass the test

All your hard work pays off on test day. Students with a ReadySCORE of 75 or more pass the CPA Exam a remarkable 92% of the time (vs. national average pass rates, which hover around 50%). And your goal of becoming a CPA? Check!

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Get an inside look at the Surgent experience and learn why more and more candidates are turning to us to get a jump-start on their future.

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FAQs

What makes Surgent CPA Review better than other courses?

We will prepare you for the CPA Exam faster and easier with our A.S.A.P. Technology®—and the numbers speak for themselves. Our students study an average of 89 hours total, while our competitors spend four times that. You’ve already completed your degree in accounting and may even have on-the-job experience, too. There’s a lot you already know, so you don’t need to read every page of text or watch every single lecture. Our program helps you focus your studies on the areas where you need the most review. And ReadySCORE will let you know when you are ready to take the exam.

How long do I have to study for each part?

Our course provides unlimited access to the course materials. However, with our study plan and supporting technology, most students report that they study 89 hours total for all four parts, which is significantly less than competitive course study time averages.

How long do I have access to the course?

Until you pass! And with no additional fees or charges. It is our goal to help you become a CPA, so we will be with you until you pass all four parts of the exam. When life happens and you need to take a break, we make it easy to come back, get refreshed, and get studying. Our customer service team helps students to get back on track at any time.

What is your pass rate?

Students who reach a ReadySCORE of 75 or above in all content areas, topics, and question types achieve a 92% pass rate. All Surgent students (no matter their ReadySCORE) average an 84% pass rate. These pass rates are calculated using exam scores reported by Surgent CPA Review students via a third-party platform.

How often do you update your courses?

We update our course as often as weekly when standards or regulations change, and all of these updates are available in your online course no matter when you purchase the course.

What is A.S.A.P Technology?

A.S.A.P. Technology (which stands for Adaptive Study, Accelerated Performance) is a proprietary adaptive learning technology that we built into our software so that it can quickly reveal your unique areas of need and automatically create a customized study plan that focuses on where you need the most help. A.S.A.P. Technology reduces study time while making the time you do spend more effective. As part of the technology, all text, questions, and video lectures are integrated to help you master exam topics with ease—no matter your learning style. More info on adaptive learning is available here.

How does A.S.A.P. Technology compare to other courses’ adaptive learning approach?

An adaptive course should automatically update based on your progress, like ours. You shouldn’t have to manually change your study schedule or what you study on any given day. With Surgent, each candidate is on a custom learning path. No student is alike—so no course is either.

What is a ReadySCORE?

ReadySCORE, exclusive to Surgent CPA Review, is a measure of a candidate’s CPA Exam readiness. In Surgent’s prep courses, ReadySCORE is presented cumulatively, as well as by content area, topic, and question type (multiple-choice questions, task-based simulations, and written communication questions). Surgent’s adaptive software A.S.A.P. Technology uses a candidate’s ReadySCORE to generate study materials targeted to those weaker areas of performance. Learn more about ReadySCORE here.

What is the cost of your course?

The Surgent CPA Review course is available by individual section (at a price of $599 per part) and also as a full 4-part course, with packages ranging from $1,599 to $2,999. Make sure to check if you qualify for any of our discounts or promotions.

What is included with each course?

Our 4-part Surgent CPA Review Essentials Pass course includes more than 350 video lectures, 7,700 multiple-choice questions, 400 task-based simulation questions, including previously released AICPA CPA Exam questions, along with thorough explanations, customized study notes for each lecture, a study planner, an eBook, and embedded references.

Premier Pass includes everything in the Essentials Pass PLUS printed textbooks, printed flash cards, and premier support from a 1:1 dedicated exam coach.

Ultimate Pass, our highest-tier product, includes everything in Premier Pass, as well as an integrated test bank with 1,000 additional multiple-choice questions, ultimate customer support with answers guaranteed within one business day, and an audio course. It also includes access to Surgent’s Excel Certificate course: Excel for Accounting and Finance Professionals.

Learn more about our course features here.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer 3-, 6-, or 12-month payment plans through Affirm. Rates from 0-30% APR.

Are there discounts available if I’ve taken another course and have been unsuccessful?

Yes, we offer up to $1,200 savings to candidates who have attempted the CPA Exam using another CPA Review provider’s materials. With proof of purchase of a competitor’s product, we will offer discounts. We know you can pass with Surgent.

Do you have a pass guarantee?

Yes, we offer a pass guarantee. Details of our guarantee can be found here.

How do I ask questions related to the course content?

Email editorial@surgent.com with your specific question. Please include your exam section and question ID number when emailing the editorial group.

Can I purchase individual printed textbooks and flash cards?

Printed textbooks and flash cards are included with our Ultimate and Premier Pass products. They are also available for purchase.

Do I have access to the course even if I’m not online?

Surgent’s CPA Review course is delivered online, so you can access the course anywhere you have Internet access. The Ultimate and Premier Passes come with printed textbooks and printed flash cards.

Is the course smartphone/tablet compatible?

Yes, the Surgent CPA Review program is compatible with most smartphones and tablet devices. All of our course features, including videos, are easily viewed on mobile devices.

What are the computer requirements for the course?

The following system requirements are necessary for seamless course access:

  • Latest full browser version of:
    • Google Chrome (Recommended for optimal performance for PC and MAC)
    • Internet Explorer
    • Safari
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Compatible hardware:
    • PC
    • Mac
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet using operating system 4.0 or higher
    • NOTE: Kindle Fire, Nook Tablets, and E-Readers are NOT supported
  • Latest version of Java Script enabled
  • High-speed Internet connection recommended for optimal performance

Can I access the course on a trial basis?

Yes! You can get started in minutes. Click here for free trial access.

Do you have a demo that can teach me more about the course?

We hold regular free, 30-45 minute interactive demonstrations of the course. Live questions will be answered and attendees will receive a special discount code for significant savings on their purchase.

Who are your instructors?

Our instructors are CPAs and experts in their field, with years of experience teaching. They are skilled at breaking down those troublesome topics into easy-to-understand sessions. Our key instructors include Liz Kolar, CPA, and Jack Castonguay, CPA. Biographies of our instructors can be viewed here.

What’s the hardest CPA section to pass?

This will really depend on your education and background. Many candidates find the Financial Accounting & Reporting section the most difficult; it certainly has the most content.

What is your refund policy?

We’re confident that we can help you pass all four sections of the CPA Exam the first time — and we want you to be just as confident. If you’re not, we welcome you to reach out to us at cpareview@surgent.com. We may be able to help you with study strategies, tips on how to best leverage our adaptive technology, or other suggestions that could make the difference for you. If you’re still not sure we’re the right fit for you, we’ll gladly refund your course fees, as follows:

Essentials Pass: Students may cancel and receive a refund of all charges within 10 days of the order placement date. To qualify, a student must not have completed any practice exams.

Premier Pass: Students may cancel and receive a refund of all charges, less a cancellation fee of $300, within 10 days of the order placement date. The cancellation fee may increase to include the cost of any promotional gifts received with purchase (such as gift cards). To qualify, a student must not have completed any practice exams or used any coaching sessions. Students may keep the printed textbooks and flash cards.

Ultimate Pass: Students may cancel and receive a refund of all charges, less a cancellation fee of $300, within 10 days of the order placement date. A cancellation fee may increase to include the cost of any promotional gifts received with purchase (such as gift cards). To qualify, a student must not have completed any practice exams, used any coaching sessions, or accessed the Excel® for Accounting and Finance Professionals on-demand course. Students may keep the printed textbooks and flash cards.

For all courses, Surgent must be notified of cancellation via email within 10 days of the order placement date. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is made after 10 days.

A team built for you

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Tech Support

Our technical support team is on-hand to ensure that you have everything you need to execute your study plans, no matter where you are.

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Instructors

Quality courses are made possible thanks to the expertise of our extraordinary and experienced instructors. Their job is to make the complex simple so you can understand and absorb information.

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Coaches

Your learning coach serves as your personal trainer, getting you ready, physically and mentally, to tackle your study plan and make it through exam day.

Resources

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