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Becker CPA versus Surgent – Best CPA Review Course – Comparison Overview
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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||12- 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|
|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
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