Best Audio CPA Review Courses

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One of the most versatile ways to prepare for the CPA exam is through an audio based CPA review course. This flexible course format allows you to learn almost anywhere you go and at your own pace.

There is a huge opportunity here for you to transform your most mundane tasks like doing your laundry and commuting to work, into a valuable study session. Here is an overview of the leading CPA audio review courses on the market today.


Roger CPA Review’s audio course is the most effective audio course on the market because the lectures are energetic and entertaining. Roger Phillip is the instructor of this course and his upbeat personality actually makes studying for the CPA exam somewhat interesting because he’s able to inject some life into the subject matter.

His fast-paced lectures will keep you from falling asleep and he even throws in the occasional joke or pun just to make sure you aren’t nodding off. If I had to pick one audio course this would definitely be my first choice. The course is available in an MP3 format and focuses only on the most heavily tested CPA exam topics.  Below is a breakdown of the different sections:

AUD: 9 hrs

BEC: 7 hrs

FAR: 16 hrs

REG: 11 hrs

All 4 Sections (43 hrs): Free with Elite-Unlimited package!

This courseware comes in a CD format which you can download to your computer and sync to your iPod. Also included is a resource CD that has the Lambers Textbook in PDF format as well as any workbook the professors use during the lecture. The cost of each section is $210.
This course offers a more comprehensive and in-depth audio review than anyone else and was created to serve as your primary study course rather than supplemental material. This course is delivered in an MP4 format which means you can either watch the video lectures right on your iPod or listen to the audio in your headphones. Here is a breakdown of each section:

REG (36 hrs): $310

FAR (45 hrs): $310

BEC (28 hrs): $310

AUD (27 hrs): $310


Wiley CPA Review and Yaeger CPA Review have teamed up to create their own audio review course. Their course is available in an MP3 format and can also be streamed online or on a mobile device. The course length and price is structured almost exactly the same as Roger’s audio course, but I found this one rather dry and boring in comparison.  Below is the breakdown of each section:

AUD (4 hrs):$125

BEC (11 hrs): $125

FAR (18 hrs): $125

REG (13 hrs): $125

All 4 Sections (46): $445


If you looking for an audio course to supplement your primary study materials then I would definitely suggest the Roger CPA Audio Course.  I’ve listened to several of the audio lectures myself and found them be educational and entertaining at the same time (not easy to do when talking about accounting).

Roger’s audio course reviews all the important material that is most likely to be tested on and would serve an excellent resource to use as a final review before your upcoming exam. Best of all is the fact that you don’t need to purchase it separately when you enroll in their Elite-Unlimited course!

  • Bryce Welker, CPA
    Posted at 19 April, 2018 16:16 PM Reply

    Please leave a comment with any other CPA Audio courses you have used that are not on this list, thanks!

    • Wolf Singer
      Posted at 29 April, 2016 15:20 PM Reply

      Does the roger's CPA review work on the computers and if so can I download it on multiple computers or would I have to pay for more than one download. I don't really have any portable devices to listen to it unless I'm hooked to wifi. And I don't have wifi access at work.

      • BWelk
        Posted at 19 May, 2016 20:59 PM Reply

        Yes you can upload Roger's mp3 audio files to iTunes or other music libraries on your computer.Cheers,Bryce

      • Jackie
        Posted at 2 February, 2016 05:13 AM Reply

        Hi Bryce, I'm currently using CPAExcel as my study guide. I have a long commute to and from work. Which audio would you think would be a good compliment?

        • BWelk
          Posted at 3 February, 2016 02:44 AM Reply

          Roger CPA Review has by far the best audio course, nothing else even comes close!

        • Chelle
          Posted at 3 August, 2015 02:56 AM Reply

          Hey Bryce, I just started studying for FAR and debating whether or not to get an audio course as a supplement for commutes and other travel. My employer provided Becker review course. I was wondering what is your thoughts about mixing review courses. Based on some research I am leaning towards the Roger review audio lectures. But do you think it might be confusing or less beneficial to mix?Thanks

          • BWelk
            Posted at 24 August, 2015 23:07 PM Reply

            Roger's Audio course would be an excellent supplement to Becker. You might learn certain topics on the audio course that you haven't yet covered in your Becker course but that will just make you much more prepared for that topic when you get to it!Cheers,Bryce

          • Gayle
            Posted at 27 July, 2013 04:27 AM Reply

            I am currently studying for the FAR and ordered the 2013 Yaeger audio lectures. I have to say I wish I hadn't have spent the $125 on it that I did. Phil Yaeger is a terrible speaker. He constantly peppers his talking points saying "a-right" (short for alright, I suppose) to the point where it distracts me from the points he's trying to make. Additionally, in the middle of a certain topic, he'll think of something else and begins talking about that, eventually backtracking to the original topic. Worst of all, he frequently makes errors when explaining something and has to go back and correct what he said. So, while you're focusing on his explanation of a certain accounting method, you're having to shift gears and listen to a new explanation. Additionally, the woman (I can't recall her name) that does some of the lectures sounds like she's frequently muffling the microphone and moving her mouth away as well as speaking WAY too fast. Sometimes she sounds like she has the microphone right up against her lips. So, Mr. Yaeger really needs to improve on his speaking habits, make sure he is not giving misinformation, and the woman on that tape needs to slow down and be consistent with the volume of her speech. One good thing about the lectures is that they do repeat information a lot so the repetitive nature is helpful.

            • Bryce
              Posted at 27 July, 2013 06:36 AM Reply

              Thanks for your honest review Gayle. I think this will be quite helpful to a lot of people.-Bryce

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