Preparing for an accounting certification exam is quite the challenge. Exams like the CPA, CMA, and CIA are designed to ensure expertise in their respective areas of accounting, so they are long and laborious. However, relying on a review course to help you pass your exam will save you time, money, and effort, as review courses take the guesswork out of the study process by delivering exactly what you need to know.
A good review course will thoroughly cover the exam content, and a great review course will offer different study options by which you can learn the exam content. The best review course, however, will also go above and beyond to support you as you study. What does going above and beyond look like? It includes access to exam experts who will continuously supply assistance and advice until you pass.
The Benefits of Personal Counselors
At Gleim, our experienced, knowledgeable exam experts are called Personal Counselors. Gleim Personal Counselors help candidates pass accounting certification exams every day, and they can do the same for you. The many benefits of having a Personal Counselor include:
- Study Plan Initiation“The Personal Counselor is a great resource that helped me before and after the exams.” – Sarah Mazzie
A solid study plan is essential for passing your exam, but making one may not always seem so easy. If you need tips and suggestions for developing the ideal study plan for you, you can turn to your Personal Counselor. As exam and review timing specialists, Gleim Personal Counselors will help you begin the process of producing a personalized path to exam success by discussing your schedule and introducing you to our interactive Study Planner. They can even help you determine which part to take first.
- Personalized Study Advice“The different outlets for study (books, audio lectures, videos, Personal Counselors, and quizzes) helped me prepare in numerous ways and kept the material interesting. My Personal Counselor was a great resource in my studies and always offered good insight.” – Sarah Tighe
The exam you’re taking may not be personal, but your journey to passing it is. You are a unique individual who learns best when you receive information in a certain way, so with guidance and coaching tailored to you, you can discover the specific steps that will enable you to learn the exam content as well as you can. There may be times when you struggle with a particular section of the material or need to fine-tune your question-answering techniques to save time. When you share with your Personal Counselor what you have been doing, what is working, and what isn’t, they can use their experience of working with candidates and their knowledge of effective study techniques to suggest the learning and testing methods that will work best for you.
- Direct Answers“My personal counselor through Gleim always responded promptly and made sure my questions were answered.” – Becky Giombi
Accounting certification exams often involve different parts, different organizations, and different question types. Wherever you are in your journey to passing, the information you need to know outside of the exam content can feel like a lot to research and remember. When you need to save brain space, our Personal Counselors can share all the important details about each step toward certification. Whether you want to know about the exam process or the exam itself, just send them your questions to receive clear answers hassle-free! Candidates who use the Gleim Premium CPA Review System will also be able to send all their accounting-related questions to our accounting experts.
- Constant Encouragement“The Personal Counselors were always encouraging and helpful. Even when I felt despair throughout the process, they never stopped believing in me.” – Eric Murphy, CPA
Passing a certification exam is often more like running a marathon than running a sprint, so you may become frustrated, stressed, or worn out during this time. If such feelings arise, our Personal Counselors will be there to mitigate them with genuine empathy and encouragement. Your Personal Counselor knows all about the trials and tribulations that come with conquering an accounting certification exam, and they also have experienced first-hand the reality that if you study, you will pass. They speak the language of exam candidates trying to get through, so they can impart the inspiration and insight that will lift your spirits and keep you focused.
Access to Personal Counselors
The ability to speak with our Personal Counselors is a standard feature of our review courses, and you can customize the level of interaction you have with your Personal Counselor as you study. Whether you choose more consistent or sporadic communication, our Personal Counselors will be available whenever you need them. To learn more about Personal Counselors and the expertly-authored study materials of Gleim Review Courses, explore our website or call 800.874.5346. Finally, see what our happy candidates are saying about the benefits of Gleim Personal Counselors:
“The support from the Gleim Team, particularly the Personal Counselors, makes it a very student-friendly and well-designed study package for the CIA exams. I am sincerely thankful for their unwavering support during my studies. I always got feedback to my queries, providing me with information and assisting me in diverse ways, all without hesitation. I passed all 3 exams at the first sitting within one year.” – Mercy Harrison-Indome, CIA, Congo