We film lectures throughout year as information about the Accounting Industry and CPA Exam evolves, and make them available via streaming feed on our web site so students can watch the classes completely on demand. You may view the classes from any computer you use work or home. Please take a look at a demo to see for yourself.
Click the Student Login link in the site header, log in, and look for the "View Online Course" link in the right-hand column.
Visit our technical support page to perform a system scan and verify that your computer is compatible with our Course.
Our Course will work on either Macs or PCs that meet or exceed the minimum system requirements. We also support all of the most popular modern internet browsers, including the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
To view the Online Course you must have Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher installed. We recommend viewing with a LAN or cable connection. We do not support dial-up connections. AOL users may view the course as long as the requirements above are met. Adobe Flash Player 11 is offered for FREE at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Please Contact Support with any technical requirement questions.
You will be able to access your classes for 12 months initially, viewing each lecture as many times as you like during that time. One-time extensions are available for purchase on all full, four-part Course enrollments. You may choose to add an additional 6 months of access to your Course for $50 per section. All extensions must be added before the original 12-month expiration, and can be done so from within your online student account. your videos will be updated automatically throughout your access so that you have the most current lectures available. Please remember that only students enrolled in all four parts have the extension option!
To watch lectures on your cellular phone, tablet, or mobile device, you must be an Roger CPA Review student with current access to the lectures from your student account online. Simply use the browser on your device to log into your student account, and the lectures will be formatted to fit your screen for easy viewing! Our course is accessible via most mobile systems including Apple and Android products at no extra cost. Should you experience difficulty loading the lectures, connect your device to a WiFi network instead of 3G or 4G access.
Students may use our Homework Help Center to ask course questions. Expert CPA Moderators are available for quick, comprehensive, answers and assistance on the most challenging concepts you encounter as you study.
Since Roger Philipp, CPA has been teaching all four parts of the CPA Exam review for over 20 years, he knows what areas students have questions. He has designed his lectures to cover difficult concepts in-depth to preemptively answer student questions. You will find that the majority of your questions will be answered as you continue to watch the lecture.
As soon as you receive your order confirmation e-mail, you can access your online lectures. Please allow 24-48 business hours to process and ship the study materials that accompany you order. We ship via UPS Ground, which can take between 1-5 business days within the U.S. from our San Francisco, CA office.
For expedited or international shipping, please contact the office for pricing estimates.
The most likely cause is that you need the latest version of the Flash Plugin for your browser. Visit Adobe's Test Page to see if the Flash plugin is installed and working properly. If Flash is not installed, install Flash using the instructions available.
If the video still does not work, acts strangely, or causes errors, or if you see a notice that you need to update Flash (e.g., at Mozilla's Plugin Check) even after installing the latest Flash version, uninstall and reinstall Flash.
Our light bulb feature lets you decide your level of comfort with the material of a certain topic. If you have just started out, you might only rate the topic a 1, while if you are feeling more confident with the information you might go up to a 6 or 7. Then, you can easily go back to review topics with lower rankings to make sure you are studying the material you might struggle with on the exam.
As long as you have not input a date, the system will view your date as non-applicable. Feel free to leave it as such until you schedule your exam. After you schedule your exam date, choose this date from the calendar and our countdown reminder will help you stay on track!
At this time, your video lectures are the only aspect of your course that is formatted for these devices. However, you can still study on the go by listening to Roger's engaging and in depth lectures anywhere and anytime you want!
TheOnlinebook feature of our Course will always be updated with the most current pages and information to provide our students with the materials they want and need. Keep in mind that the exam content is slow to change, and your hardcopy book materials will contain all of the information necessary to pass. Additionally, we will always include any updated pages as a PDF document for you to print out and supplement your book.
Due to the strict copyright policies on all Roger CPA Review materials, students will not be able to save, copy, paste, or print the book materials from their Online Course.
A video bookmark is a quick and easy way to mark a point in your Roger lecture that you would like to come back to. You can bookmark an area where you are having difficulty, a point that you want to remember to write down, or a joke that you thought was funny and want to relay to your friends. Make as many or as few as you need!
You will be given the option in your student account to view and print any notes that you have taken up until one year after your course expires. However, without access to the videos you will not be able to view any bookmarks or confidence ratings.
Make sure to do the homework problems in both your Roger CPA Review textbook and in your Homework Book. Additionally, our course features a link to the Online Wiley Software Test Bank included with your course log in by clicking the link in the top, right corner of your Online Course Viewer. Please note that the Online version of the Wiley Software has been included with our course as of January 2012. If your course was ordered prior to this date, please practice your homework problems on your desktop software CD-ROM included in your package.
For each section of review a student will receive the following:
Cram (Online, Flash Drive) Course – For each part, a student will receive Roger's Cram Book: a condensed version of Roger's full-length book. No other materials are included.
The Roger's Cram books contains some multiple-choice and simulation problems that are covered in lecture. The most recently released AICPA questions will also be included with Roger's Cram book.
If you are a past student of Roger CPA Review, you may opt to buy a new Roger Lecture Book for the parts you have taken with us, but you may not need to. If you have a Roger CPA Review course that is within a year of its expiration date, then you will find free PDF book updates within your online student account.
However, if you are trying to study from materials that were published two or more years ago, we recommend that you purchase new materials.
Over 4,000 multiple-choice questions are included in the full set. We will also cover several multiple-choice questions in each class.
Over 150 task-based simulations are included in the full set. We will also cover several simulations in each class. The online Test Bank also contains over 4,300 multiple-choice questions.
Our cram course is designed as a condensed version of our full-length course and covers only the most frequently tested topics on the exam. The cram is designed for those students who have already fully prepared for the CPA Exam using a fully length review, and need an extra study boost right before exam day. The entire cram course is 47 hours long.
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No. Since the exam's computerization in 2004 with four testing windows available, students are no longer cramming at the same time, as they usually did when they could take the examination only twice per year prior to 2004. We film our crams at least once per year to ensure that students have the most current information possible, and offer them on demand in our Online and Flash Drive formats.
The Roger CPA Review regular full-length course is designed to be comprehensive, guided preparations for the CPA Exam and cover every topic tested on exam day. The Cram Course is designed as a quick review of many of the heavily-tested topics on the CPA Exam. The cram courses do not cover every topic tested on the exam, as they are designed as a summary and final cram immediately before sitting for the CPA Exam. The Cram Course is a quick review and should NOT be used as a replacement for complete CPA Exam preparation that is offered by our regular course.
Contact us and we will be happy to discuss what study format is best for you.
When you enroll in your Roger CPA Review Course you may opt to purchase Offline Lectures in the form of a portable USB external hard drive. These lectures are in addition to your Online Course with all its helpful study features and gives you the ability to view your course lectures from your personal computer without the need for internet access beyond the point of installation.
The access time to your Offline Lectures will reflect the time and subject matter you've purchased for your Online Course (either 12 or 18 months, with the Extension).
You may install your Offline Lectures External Hard Drive on TWO computers (we suggest work and home). Please contact our office to request your second installation.
Such technical problems are rare, however, should something occur please fill out a support request and we will take care of you.
As soon as you receive your order confirmation e-mail, you can access your online lectures. The Offline Lectures, however, come on a physical USB hard drive and must be installed on your computer upon receipt in the mail. Please allow 24-48 business hours to process and ship your order. We ship via UPS Ground, which can take 1-5 business days within the U.S. from our San Francisco, CA office.
For expedited or international shipping, please contact the office for pricing estimates.
Yes. Check our Courses and Products page for more on products like Wiley Focus Notes, software, and our Practice Tests Apps! Our Apps for Apple and Android mobile devices put an all-access studying tool at your fingertips, with over a bank of over 3,900 AICPA-released CPA Exam questions with answers and rationales.
You will continue as usual with your USB Course, with 12 months of initial access, or 18 months with the added 6-month Extension (available for full 4-part courses only). If you wish to add the Extension to your full USB course please contact us to order over the phone. Extensions may only be added to current, active USB Courses, before 12-month expiration. If you need video lecture viewing resets, additional installations, or to learn more about the expiration date on your course, please contacts us and we'll be happy to assist you. Make sure to check your online student account regularly for important book and lecture updates.
The new security system is designed to protect the integrity of your student account while eliminating the need for viewing limit resets. With our new security system, you will have unlimited viewings of all lectures included with your course access. With that in mind, our security system notes the following categories to ensure that usage is appropriate and secure:
There are a variety of actions that could trigger a flag in a student's account, including technical difficulties or concurrent access to multiple devices. Our main concern is if someone (not you) is attempting to access your account. Students are encouraged to contact us in an effort to both evaluate the reasons for the flag and to discuss helpful techniques to avoid flags in the future.
Some helpful tips to avoid flags include logging out of your devices when you are finished using them, limiting the amount of logins/logouts to your student account to the best of your ability, and not logging in to multiple devices at one time.
Our new security system was specifically designed with mobile devices in mind, and our students are free to access their lectures from these devices whenever they like. The important thing to remember is to only log in to your course from one device at a time.
If you receive a flag on your account, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care department so that we can address the issue and ensure that your account access is not interrupted. Technical issues on personal computers or mobile devices may occasionally result in flag, and our Customer Care department will work with you to address both the flag and your tech concerns.
Yes. We offer discounts to current and recent undergraduate or graduate students, to past students of other CPA review courses (our Fresh Start discount), to past students of Roger CPA Review, and to employees of some firms and agencies. Restrictions do apply. Please contact us for more details.
For more on our discounts please visit our comprehensive Discounts page.
A $50 Enrollment Charge applies to all full and per-part course enrollments.
A $50 Administrative Charge applies for any full course (4-partƜ course part that is extended six months beyond the initial 12 months of online access. Per-part enrollments are not eligible for Extensions, and therefore, not applicable to this this expense.
Any additionall course materials have associated costs. Please visit our Courses and Products for more on those add-on options and their costs.
Congratulations! To redeem your certificates, you must first mail in your certificate along with the scholarship redemption form to:
Roger CPA Review
2261 Market St. #333
San Francisco, CA 94114
Please complete a Phone Enrollment Form for us to expedite your enrollment process once we receive your certificate in our office. A Roger CPA Review representative will contact you upon receipt of your form to calculate associated fees and complete your order.
Requirements vary by state.
For the most part, states vary between requiring 24 27 semester units (or 36 40.5 quarter units) of accounting and 24-27 semester units (or 36 40.5 quarter units) of business in order to qualify to sit for the exam. These units may be included in your degree, or they may be obtained from any accredited university. They can be upper- or lower- division.
Most states have adopted the 150 hour rule which requires you to have 150 total semester hours before applying and included in this total are accounting and business unit requirements.
Please view the CPA exam requirements by state page for more information.
Yes. You can see above that the California State Board uses this ratio: 1 semester unit = 1.5 quarter unit
Apply the same ratio to your collective units, converting them to either all quarter or all semester.
Usually, if accounting is in the title it counts towards the accounting unit requirements, but because our students come from a variety of different schools throughout the state and the nation, it is very difficult for us to make this determination based on a class title and number. Please contact the appropriate department office at your campus for more information.
No, you do not need your diploma. You need only final transcripts upon which your degree is posted. This process can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks after you complete your last term, depending on the campus.
We have a partnership with Golden Gate University to offer our courses for credit, as part of their School of Accounting online curriculum. For more information on this option please visit our Take a CPA Online Course for College Credit page and contact GGU's School of Accounting for enrollment details before purchasing your review course.
Outside of this partnership, Roger CPA Review courses do not count for credit. We are a licensed, private post-secondary institution, but we are not a university or college.
As soon as you possibly can! NASBA statistics show a higher pass rate for recent graduates. The closer you are to graduation, the higher your likelihood of passing.
If you are a recent graduate, an ideal time to begin exam preparation is during the weeks or months between completing your college career and your start date with your new employer.
Employers also encourage their staff to take the exam at the beginning of their career. They cannot advance staff unless they are licensed CPAs. If you have already begun your accounting career, do not worry. Many CPA exam test-takers are currently employed in accounting and are still able to successfully study for and pass the exam. Since the exam is now computerized, candidates may schedule to take it during the first 2 months of each quarter.
For California applicants, please visit the State Board of Accountancy's website here https://www.cba.ca.gov/cbt_public. You will need to apply online to take the examination. You will also need to pay the $100 first-time CPA Exam Applicant fee at this time. For candidates in other states, please visit www.nasba.org for process in your state.
We are not authorized to evaluate transcripts. The help we can provide in this arena is limited. Please contact your campus or alma mater's appropriate department for assistance.
The transcript process varies by campus. Contact your alma mater's registrar office to learn more. We strongly recommend using rush transcript services. The upgrade fee from regular processing to expedited processing is often negligible. It is worth it!
State Board of Accountancies vary in their time evaluating transcripts depending upon the amount of applicants applying. Contact your state board for estimates. CA state board generally takes between 2-4 weeks depending upon volume of applications.
It is not likely that you will be able to pass all four parts by August. We recommend that students take no more than two parts in the same window. The windows are: January – February April – May July – August October – November.
Note that the third month of each quarter – March, June, September, and December – are completely closed to testing.
If you take your last final in the middle of May, assume that your school is able to post final transcripts and have them processed and sent to the State Board by early June. Then assume it takes the state board 4 weeks to approve your transcripts and notify you of this approval, which would be early July.
At this point, you receive an Authorization to Test (ATT). You will then indicate which parts you will take and notify NASBA within 90 days of the ATT, and NASBA issue you a Notice to Schedule (NTS), good for 9 months in California. Once you obtain the NTS, you may then contact the Prometric testing center of your choice to schedule the exam.
To meet your goal of taking and passing all four parts, you would then need to schedule all four parts in the July-August testing window. Also, please remember that our review course is almost 100 hours. Factor in an additional 200-300 hours of study time, which results in a 300-400 hour time commitment. It is in your best interests not to put this type of stress upon yourself and space out your exams into at least two testing windows.
There is no "magic formula" for figuring out which parts to take in what sequence. But we can offer some tips.
You should begin with the part you think you are the most comfortable with – for example, if you are currently working in tax, it makes sense to take REG first and build your confidence.
Rest assured that you can be successful in passing the CPA Exam regardless of whatever sequence of the four parts you decide upon. The most important factor in deciding upon which part to study for and take at which time will always be your schedule!
We embrace diversity as an absolutely vital component to the growth of our business by providing comprehensive services involving and related to the Uniform CPA Exam. We aim to expand our business opportunities by fortifying our partnerships with ethnic minority, women, small, disabled, LGBT, and veteran-owned enterprises as valuable competitive assets. We incorporate our diversity policy in all that we undertake by annually granting full and partial review course scholarships to hundreds of undergraduate accounting students and diversity-focused organizations; by partnering with national professional organizations; by executing supplier diversity initiatives; and by retaining a diverse staff.