This is the CPA exam guy blog, a summary of my many thoughts about the test, how to study, and the numerous intangibles related to the whole process.

I’ll be updating this with new ideas about the test and providing useful information about the many changes that occur with the exam. You’ll also find some motivational and personal stories, along with some user feedback that I’ve accumulated over the years. This is your resource, so stay tuned more great CPA exam content!

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Application Process for International CPA Candidates

The application process for the CPA exam is more confusing than it needs to be. It’s even more confusing if you are not living in the United States. But don’t worry, the CPA application process [...]

Could I Pass the CPA Exam While in College?

In order to sit for the CPA Exam, you will need to meet an education requirement of 150 college credits and some experience. Each state varies in terms of the amount of experience [...]

2017 CPA Review Course Discounts (Comparison Chart)

2017 CPA Review Discount Codes Best CPA Review Coupon Codes CPA Review Courses Promo Code Amount Price (After Discount) Wiley CPAexcel CPA Review $490 Off $1,960 Roger CPA Review 15% Off $1,780 Surgent CPA [...]

Wiley CPAexcel Review 2017

#1 The Good Smaller bite-size lessons make course very flexible Great analytics and progress tracker Unlimited course access, it never expires More than 10,000 practice questions, more than any other CPA [...]

Roger CPA Review 2017

#2 The Good Most engaging video lectures Round the clock homework help center Excellent Audio CPA review offered Mnemonics & memorization strategies Course available both online or offline via USB Flashcards [...]

Surgent CPA Review 2017

#3 The Good Most experienced instructors in the industry Adaptive learning software Personal Study planner Unlimited access to study materials (no expiration) Comprehensive review course Offers a money-back guarantee [...]

Yaeger CPA Review 2017

#4 The Good Simple teaching approach Multiple choice questions Extremely friendly support Flexibility Message boards The Bad Old School Lectures Time limit Video Lectures [...]

Gleim CPA Review 2017

#5 The Good Unlimited course access More Affordable Phone and email support Has the most task based simulations The Bad No final course review No flashcards available Only offers online [...]

Fast Forward Academy CPA Review 2017

#6 The Good Unlimited course access Most affordable study materials Email support Focuses in on your specific learning needs The Bad No final review offered No CPA audio No [...]

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Becker CPA Review 2017

#7 The Good Comprehensive study materials with proven track record Comprehensive study materials with proven track record Unlimited support Expert instruction from CPA’s and exam experts 0% down financing option Well [...]

How Relevant is Your CPA Exam Score (Above Passing)?

Whether you barely passed the CPA exam or got the highest score possible, your score still proved that you have the required understanding needed to be awarded the title of CPA. It's also important [...]

Wiley CPAexcel vs Becker

Wiley CPAexcel and Becker CPA Review are two of the most well known names in the CPA industry, but which one is better? It may not be initially clear which course you should choose, [...]

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Should I Start Studying Now for the CPA Exam?

In a word, yes, you should begin to study. And yes, the CPA Exam is changing, but that’s not a reason to put off studying. If you want to become a CPA, stop procrastinating and [...]

How to Reduce Your CPA Study Time

I’m generally good at taking tests, but I have many colleagues who struggle with them. From stories that I’ve heard, test day comes and even if someone knows the material, they barely pass the first [...]

4 Tips for the CPA Exam Simulations on Test Day

The CPA Exam Simulations are notoriously difficult for every section. There’s plenty of myths out there concerning these sims, especially with regard to which section features the most difficult versions. In reality, the most difficult sims [...]

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REG Structure and Breakdown

The REG portion of the CPA exam tests your knowledge on business law, ethics, and federal taxation. This section comprises 3 testlets with a total of 76 multiple choice questions. Federal taxation constitutes more than 50% [...]

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FAR Structure and Breakdown

Breakdown and Structure of the FAR Section of the CPA Exam The FAR Section of the CPA Exam is often a troublesome section for many candidates. It tests competency in many key areas for Financial [...]

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AUD Structure and Breakdown

The AUD section of the CPA exam is 4 hours long, testing for Auditing and Attestation through a variety of auditing processes and techniques. The number of multiple choice questions was reduced from 90 to [...]

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BEC Structure and Breakdown

The BEC (Business Environment and Concepts), as of 2017, will be reduced from 72 to 62 multiple choice questions to allow for the addition of task-based simulations. Instead of historically not having TBSs for the [...]

Change Your Life, Become a CPA

The road to becoming a CPA was arduous and a lot of sacrifices had to be made. I was knocked down again and again… and again. But I never gave up and now I am [...]

CPA Exam Application Process

Even though the CPA exam application process varies slightly from state to state, the majority of the steps are the same. You can be approved and scheduled for your first exam within 4-6 weeks [...]

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How to Avoid CPA Exam Procrastination

Stop Waiting to Take the CPA Exam - Commit! Still waiting for the day when you’re going to finally feel ready to take the CPA Exam? Stop waiting. That day is today! You want [...]

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Top 9 CPA Exam Preparation Tips

Preparing for the CPA Exam requires a killer study schedule, the perfect review course, and the right attitude. It can be a long journey with many pitfalls. Here’s the top 9 CPA Exam preparation tips to [...]

Which Section of the CPA Exam to Take First

In case you aren’t already familiar with the four different sections of the CPA exam, take a look at my post on CPA Exam Sections to learn more about them. This information is important in [...]

How to Find the Best Learning Style for You

There are many different learning styles, but students typically fall into one of three categories. It’s very important to know what learning style works best for you, especially when looking into what CPA test prep [...]