What Should I Look for in CPA Exam Providers?

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What Should I Look for in CPA Exam Providers?

The CPA Exam is a challenge, but with the right preparation and planning, there is no doubt you can be successful. To help ensure your success, it’s vital that you choose the review course that best fits your learning style and personal preferences.

There are a number of CPA Exam review courses out there and since these study materials are about to be your new best friend for the next 6 to 18 months, you better choose wisely.

While it can be difficult to evaluate and select a CPA Exam review course, we have put together a list of key benefits that you should keep in mind when searching out a CPA Exam provider.

Student Success

 “Becker made it happen for me with their lectures, instructors and assistance on any issues I had as I went through the materials,” said Jim Brown, former Becker student. “I couldn’t have done this without Becker.”

Just like Jim, many students look for successful pass rates in an exam provider to establish that they will be successful too. There currently isn’t an accurate method of tracking CPA exam pass rates, but we can look to the top CPA exam scorers, the Elijah Watt Sells Award winners. The Watt Sells Award is presented to candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections and passed it on their first attempt. From 2005-2018, over 90% of Watt Sells Award winners prepared for the CPA exam with Becker.

On the off-chance you don’t pass the exam the first time around, Becker provides the “Becker Promise” for all their courses, which permits you to retake them if you don’t pass the CPA exam on your first attempt.

Flexibility to Study Your Way

Because the selection may be overwhelming, it might be helpful to consider how you learn most effectively and then seek out the tools that will work the best. Each student learns and processes information differently, so always keep your individual circumstances in mind when figuring out your study plan.

In order to help put course material in perspective and plan your study time well, Becker CPA Review offers three different course formats; online, self-study, and live classes. Becker is one of the only CPA review companies who provides a live classroom course option, which provides a personal experience with instructors who offer an array of perspectives on the ins and outs of being a CPA.

Another Becker feature is Adapt2U Technology, powered by Sana Labs award-winning A.I. technology, which features a pre-assessment to help determine a recommended path to focus your study time. It also includes performance reports to track your progress and tailored review sessions to highlight areas where you may need to strengthen your knowledge.

High-Quality Study Material

CPA candidates should spend about 500 total hours studying for the exam. You want to be sure that you’re spending your 500 hours in the best way possible and studying high-quality content that will be covered on exam day.

Becker CPA Review provides online notes and study materials to help structure your study time to maximize efficiency and provide the best results. Our study planner includes an interactive feature that allows you to regularly assess your readiness for the exam.

Students can pull from a substantial library of educational resources, including supplementary study materials for harder portions of the exam.

Expert Educators

Don’t we all want to learn from the best? Along with high-quality and relevant exam content, you want to be sure that instructors are qualified and experienced in the accounting field. Expert knowledge from instructors is crucial in developing a deeper understanding of the concepts and material. All Becker instructors are CPAs with professional experience in accounting, law or business. They are carefully selected and meticulously trained to make your classes engaging and informative.

In addition to these well-qualified educators, Becker serves the Big 4 global accounting firms and relied on by the top 100 accounting firms to help their staff prepare for the CPA exam.

Flexible Pricing Options

While you can’t control the price of the exam itself, you can decide how much you’d like to spend on a review provider. 

Becker’s new tiered pricing model provides flexibility to future students. They offer three different pricing options to help meet the needs of a variety of students, including Advantage, Premium and Pro.

Over the course of his CPA Exam studies, Scott Stacks, CPA used three different providers and a local review course before finally making the leap to Becker Professional Education.

“I easily spent around $10,000 and took 6 plus years of my life, which is much more costly than the money, trying to pass the Exam without Becker because ‘Becker was too expensive,’” he said. “Looking back, I wish I had made the investment upfront.”

Why choose Becker? Simple. Becker’s the industry’s leading partner in CPA Exam preparation. They work harder (and smarter) to help you prepare the way that works best for you.

Ready to get started? Get started with Becker CPA Exam Review here.

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