The Best CPA Review Courses – Comparison Chart
Choosing the right review course is the single most important decision you will make in your CPA journey because you will practically be married to whichever one you choose for the next 9 to 18 months. Much like a divorce, if you decide to part ways with your newly wed spouse, it will be quite costly to your energy, time, and finances so it is crucial to get it right the first time.
So here’s the good news, I have personally tested, demoed, and used every major CPA review course on the market so you don’t have to! To get a more objective point of view, I interviewed over 100 CPA candidates currently using these courses and have incorporated their feedback into my rankings as well.
You can download a free-trial below and demo the courses that look most appealing to you. If you find one that fits well with your particular learning style, then you’ve just taken a giant step towards Crushing the CPA exam!
|CPA Review Courses|
|What’s the X-Factor?||Bite-Sized Lessons||Best Student Support via Instructor Hotline||Most Interesting and Engaging Lectures||Most Multiple Choice Practice Questions||Best Teaching Style|
|Price||$1,800 – check for CRUSH Discount||$1,562 - with CRUSH Discount||$1,695 - check for CRUSH Discount||$891 - with CRUSH Discount||$1,422 - with CRUSH Discount|
|Video Lecture Hours||100||132||100||30||72|
|Course Formats||Online, CD-ROM, DVD, USB(+$150)||Online, CD-ROM, DVD, USB(+$99)||Online, USB(+$500)||Online||Online, Live Classes|
|Unlimited Access||Yes||12 Months||12 Months – 6 Month Extension $50/Section||18 Months||Yes|
|Final Review Crash Course||Yes||$225 – $295 Per Section||$225 – $295 Per Section||No||No|
|Read My Full Analysis||READ FULL REVIEW||READ FULL REVIEW||READ FULL REVIEW||READ FULL REVIEW||READ FULL REVIEW|
|Free Trial or Demo||14 DAY FREE TRIAL!||FREE DEMOS!||FREE DEMOS!||FREE DEMOS!||Let’s Go!|
Other CPA Review Courses
Although I do not recommend studying with the CPA exam courses below, I have reviewed them and wanted to let you decide for yourself. Click on one of them to learn more:
Becker CPA Review - More expensive does NOT mean better!
Wiley CPA Review - Good study materials to supplement with.
Kaplan CPA Review - This huge company sells prep courses for over 20 professional exams, it’s obvious the CPA exam is not a top priority for them.
Bisk CPA Review - It looks like this course hasn’t been updated for decades, literally.
NIU CPA Review - Not a bad option if you live in Northern Illinois, other than that I would keep searching.
CPA Review For Free – Excellent place to get some extra practice questions before your exam, for FREE! Using this as your primary study source will surely decrease your chances of CPA success.
Fast Forward Academy CPA Review – After demoing their course I decided against writing a review. The technology and software they have created are great, but the books they are using are very dull and do not teach the material very well. I’ve been told they are planning to update their textbooks, so when they do I’ll write a proper review, but until then I would look for a more well-rounded course
Black CPA Review – This course is very new and still needs to work out some of the kinks first (video lectures). Black’s software has some promising features that will definitely help students succeed on the CPA exam once it gets through this awkward learning stage.