See the Surgent CPA Review Difference

See the Surgent difference! For a deeper look at how our course technology compares to other technology, view our Technology Comparison Grid. Want to know the truth behind what competitors are offering? Check out our in-depth analysis of CPA Review Competitor Hidden Truths.

Here’s a breakdown of Surgent vs. each leading CPA Review course provider:

Becker CPA versus Surgent – Best CPA Review Course – Comparison Overview

Roger CPA versus Surgent – Best CPA Review Course – Comparison Overview

Wiley CPA versus Surgent – Best CPA Review Course – Comparison Overview

Gleim CPA versus Surgent – Best CPA Review Course – Comparison Overview


Here’s a quick overview of Surgent vs. all leading CPA Review course providers:

Course Features Surgent CPA Review Other Leading Providers*
All-Inclusive Pricing All parts of the course and all materials included No
Unlimited Practice Exams Yes No
Student-friendly Payment Options 8- month payment plan (immediate approval), no credit application, 0% finance charges & no initiation fees No (published interest rates for some providers are up to 30%)
Complete Access Until You Pass No strings attached access until you pass, includes updated course materials at no additional charge. Varies by provider
Money-Back Guarantee If you’re not satisfied with our course, we’ll provide a full refund (see terms & conditions) No
50% Discount for Anyone Who Failed With Another Provider Yes No
Adaptive Learning Technology Proven to Save 50+ Hours per Part Yes Some providers claim to offer adaptive learning, but the technology (and results) are not the same
Short, Frequently-Updated Video Lectures 350 + bite-sized video lectures (10-20 min. long), updated quarterly to reflect the most recent changes. No
Task-Based Simulations Yes – including the new DRS format Yes
Includes AICPA recently released questions Yes – 6,840+ Yes
Flashcards Yes – free mobile app with 2200+ CPA Exam terms & definitions. Available free for iOS & Android devices. Yes, but not free. Prices range from $99 – $179.
Adaptive Study Planner Yes – adapts to your performance: calculates study hours based on your test data & study performance. No
Dedicated Instructor Support Yes, included at no charge. Available for a fee from select providers. Not available for others.
Average Study hours per Exam Part 95 hours** Over 200 hours***
Interactive Dashboard with Personalized Exam Readiness Indicator Provides updated visual snapshot of exam readiness by exam category No
Personalized Onboarding Support Yes No
Mobile Compatible Yes Yes
Free Updates Yes – until you pass Only before expiration for most providers
Customer Service Live chat, email, and phone support with dedicated accounting coaches. Varies by provider
**This comparison includes publicly available information about Becker, Roger, and Wiley CPAexcel courses.
***Based on actual observed study time for Surgent CPA Review; For other leading providers, average study time was estimated based on each provider’s recommended study plan

Here’s how Surgent CPA Review helps you pass!

Want to see for yourself? Sign up for a free trial now!