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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 FeaturesSurgent CPA ReviewOther Leading Providers*
All-Inclusive PricingAll parts of the course and all materials includedNo
Unlimited Practice ExamsYesNo
Student-friendly Payment Options12- month payment plan (immediate approval), no credit application, 0% finance charges & no initiation feesNo (published interest rates for some providers are up to 30%)
Complete Access Until You PassNo strings attached access until you pass, includes updated course materials at no additional charge.Varies by provider
Money-Back GuaranteeIf 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 ProviderYesNo
Adaptive Learning Technology Proven to Save 50+ Hours per PartYesSome providers claim to offer adaptive learning, but the technology (and results) are not the same
Short, Frequently-Updated Video Lectures350 + bite-sized video lectures (10-20 min. long), updated quarterly to reflect the most recent changes.No
Task-Based SimulationsYes – including the new DRS formatYes
Includes AICPA recently released questionsYes – 6,840+Yes
FlashcardsYes – 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 PlannerYes – adapts to your performance: calculates study hours based on your test data & study performance.No
Dedicated Instructor SupportYes, included at no charge.Available for a fee from select providers. Not available for others.
Average Study hours per Exam Part95 hours**Over 200 hours***
Interactive Dashboard with Personalized Exam Readiness IndicatorProvides updated visual snapshot of exam readiness by exam categoryNo
Personalized Onboarding SupportYesNo
Mobile CompatibleYesYes
Free UpdatesYes – until you passOnly before expiration for most providers
Customer ServiceLive 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

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