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Gleim SMART CPA Review

January 3, 2017

The next version of the CPA Exam has been looming for a long time, and the official launch is now just months away. The changes effective April 1, 2017, will create an increased emphasis on higher order skills and make the exam more difficult overall. Unlike other review providers, Gleim CPA has always employed the proven teaching methods that address these skills. Our powerful new SMART CPA Review Course adapts to your review needs so you can study smarter and pass faster, all while developing the deep comprehension now required by the new exam.


CPA Exam Blueprints: What You Need to Know

December 15, 2016

CPA Exam Blueprints

When the changes the AICPA has planned for the CPA Exam take effect on April 1, 2017, the exam will look very different from its current version. The most significant change will be the new focus on testing higher order skills. To help candidates prepare for this adjustment, the AICPA has created and released CPA Exam blueprints. The blueprints delineate the content and skills the exam may test and will replace the CPA Exam Content Specification Outlines (CSOs) and the Skill Specification Outlines (SSOs). Candidates transitioning from the current exam to the next should understand the differences between the blueprints and the CSOs/SSOs, and candidates just beginning the CPA Exam process will benefit from knowing how the blueprints can help them prepare.


2017 CPA Exam Changes Strategy: Take a Section Now

November 17, 2016

The best strategy for handling the more difficult CPA Exam version coming in April 2017 is to take at least one section of the current version before then. Develop that strategy with the help of this short video.

With Gleim CPA Review, you can pass any version of the CPA Exam because our comprehensive study materials have always been designed to ensure the deeper level of understanding that the new, more difficult exam will require. If you buy now but don’t sit or pass before April 2017, your Gleim CPA study materials will be updated for the next version of the exam for free. Learn more about how Gleim CPA Review will prepare you to pass, and demo our current CPA course for free today!


CPA Exam Process: How to Not Be Overwhelmed

November 4, 2016

CPA Exam Process

Candidate Spotlight: Kaitlyn Cedrone

As the CPA designation will benefit your career in many ways, initiating the CPA Exam process is a very rewarding decision. However, the CPA Exam is a lot to take on, so you may think that feeling overwhelmed during this process is inevitable. In reality, you don’t have to fear because there are steps you can take to avoid being overwhelmed. Gleim CPA candidate Kaitlyn Cedrone discovered these steps as she prepared for and passed different sections of the CPA Exam using Gleim CPA Review. Learn from Kaitlyn’s experience and prevent yourself from feeling overwhelmed by the CPA Exam by taking these steps.


Partnership Between the
University of Illinois and Gleim CPA

October 20, 2016



Gleim CPA Review Partners with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Business

In August 2016, the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entered into a partnership with Gleim CPA in order to enhance the University’s Certificate of Accountancy program.

U.S. News and Accounting Degree Review both rank the accounting program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as #2 in the country. Gleim has been the leader in accounting exam prep for over 40 years.


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