The Best CPA Review Courses


Below you’ll find a table with the key facts for each of the main CPA review courses.

NOTE: Becker is not included below because if you are going to purchase a CPA course with your own money there is no reason to spend $3,000+ on Becker. I think CPAexcel and Roger are just as good if not better than Becker, and basically half the price.

CPA Review Courses:Wiley CPAexcelRoger CPA ReviewFastForward AcademyLambers CPA Review
CPA Review Courses:Wiley CPAexcelRoger CPA ReviewFastForward AcademyLambers CPA Review
Biggest Benefit:Bite-sized lessons, integrated mobile app, most robust.
Read my full review here.
Most interesting lectures hands-down. If you feel like you're starting from "square one", Roger is for you.
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Personalized study system and adaptive textbook. Lowest price.
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iPod and audio courses.
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Price:$1,500 - $1,800$1,695$599-$800. Use coupon code 'ACC101' for 15% off your order.$199 - $1,200
Hours of Video Lectures:100+100+0100+
Multiple Choice Questions:4,000+5,000+5,000+4,400
Task-Based Simulations:460+200200+In PDF format.
Mobile App Access Included:Yes. This is the best mobile app by far.Purchase access separately.No mobile app.No mobile app.
Audio Course:No.Yes.No.Yes. Purchase separately.
Free Trial:Yes. Click here...Demo videos. Click here...Yes. Click here...Free practice exams available.
Access Period:Until you pass.18 months. Extension can be purchased for $200.Until you pass.Until you pass.
Final Review/Cram Course:Included.Extra.No.No.

 My Recommendations:

I think that different courses really are better for different candidates. Here are some general guidelines for you if you’re still not sure:

Choose CPAexcel if you:

  • Like the idea of self-study, going at your own pace, and having each lesson being short and sweet(most of the time)
  • Want to be able to input your exam dates, then login each time and have that day’s lessons laid out for you.
  • Don’t want to worry about time limits on your access. I really like the “access until you pass” aspect of CPAexcel.

Choose Roger if you:

  • Feel like you’re completely starting over or starting from scratch. If you basically need to re-learn everything, Roger’s lectures are the best lectures on the market.

Choose FastForward Academy if you:

  • Learn best from a textbook and answering questions.
  • Price. You can use FastForward academy all by itself to pass and it’s less than $1,000 for the full course.
  • Use the couponcode ‘ACC101‘ to save 15% on your order.

Choose Lambers if you:

  • Only need access to certain things. For example, if you only have REG left and you want more questions to practice
  • Need an audio course. I really like their audio and iPod courses. The iPod course is the split-screen type that shows the professor and the slides at the same time, which I find helpful

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