WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

GLEIM HAS HELPED CPA CANDIDATES

PASS MORE THAN 1 MILLION CPA EXAMS

over the past 40+ years.

CPA Exam candidates find success with Gleim, and now it’s your turn. The customer reviews about Gleim CPA are numerous, and there’s no better way to learn about Gleim CPA than from actual candidates. Read what CPA candidates have to say about Gleim CPA. (And we’ll carve out a space for your future review, too!)

HEAR IT FROM THE PEOPLE WE’VE HELPED!

Rebecca Malaski
5 Stars

I attribute all my success in passing the CPA exams on the first try to the Gleim Review System. Having twenty smaller, more focused sections made studying much more manageable versus having four or five large sections. Having the smaller sections not only helped me mentally break the different topics apart, but also kept me from being overwhelmed by the sections with lots of material to cover. This also applies to the video lectures. Some providers have three hour lectures which sound tedious and dry. The ability to watch shorter clips around 10-20 minutes on the areas I needed extra reinforcement on was very valuable to me. I would definitely recommend Gleim to anyone beginning the CPA exam process. Before I started the exam process I did a lot of research on the different study material providers to find which would fit my study habits the best. Not only did Gleim provide more practice questions than any other provider, it was the best value for the price. I would use Gleim again for any exams I pursue in the future.

David Dahlstrom
5 Stars

I cannot stress the importance of Gleim in my preparation and subsequent completion of the CPA exam. I decided to take the exam as a 28 year-old, full-time accountant within the industry. Little did I know at the time, I would be welcoming my first child halfway through my studies…I passed all four exams on my first attempt, including the “new” version of the BEC exam. The Gleim review system was great for two reasons: 1) It provided structure, with a dynamic study calendar and intentionally crafted curriculum; 2) It was efficient, designed to focus me on my weaker areas instead of review of items I was already proficient. I know that passing this exam will help further my career, and I am thankful to Gleim CPA review for the role it played.

Zishan Khan
5 Stars

I was able to pass all 4 sections of the CPA Exam within a year thanks to Gleim’s structured CPA Review Course. What I liked about the Gleim Review System was that I was able to get my studying done while also keeping other aspects of my life intact such as work and social life. From the video lectures to the unit outlines, multiple choice questions, and practice simulations, Gleim gives you all the tools needed to excel on the CPA Exam and simulates the exam environment perfectly. Gleim CPA Review is an absolute slam dunk and I would personally recommend it to anyone who is looking to pass the CPA Exam.

Andrew Crumpton
5 Stars

I passed all four sections the first time using only Gleim materials! The service was great, the materials were amazing and appropriate, and the format was very organized. I would recommend this review course to anyone who wants to pass the CPA exam!

Kent Kellenberger
5 Stars

Gleim has been a tremendous supporter and ally in helping me achieve some of my greatest milestones. Due to their excellent products I am now a CIA and CPA. The course prepared me thoroughly for the exam by covering the material so well. The new lecture feature has completely put Gleim head and shoulders above the competition. The lectures are interesting and very helpful. Finally, the personal counselors are very empathetic and helpful during the long journey to the finish line. Using the system just the way it is prescribed I ended up averaging an 87 across all four parts on the CPA exam, passing all on the first attempt. Due to passing the exam I was able to secure an excellent new job as a controller at a large company! Thank you, Gleim, as your products have changed my life!

Vi Nguyen

As an international candidate, having a system that was online and accessible at any time was important for self-study. The range of multiple choice questions and simulations provided a lot of practice and the lectures by professors provided a great overview. The text book was great in detail and it was worth it to go through the whole book. The Gleim system is robust, detailed, and thorough.

Nadezda Malott

I was very impressed that the materials covered the information so accurately. Before starting my journey, I was researching a lot about the courses I can take to prepare for the CPA exam. Gleim was the one I liked most, so I decided to buy the course. I really believe that it was the best decision. I started with FAR, commonly known as the most difficult one. So you understand how difficult it was for me to start, English is not my native language. I knew the basics of Financial accounting, but I was struggling badly. When I took my first exam, I was honestly surprised at how good and complete the Gleim material was! I passed on my first attempt with an 81! After that first exam I was confident in the quality of the Gleim materials. I passed all four exams and I never failed! I highly recommend Gleim to future candidates. It will save you money, time, and bring you success!

 

 

Eric Murphy, CPA

The Gleim program was the answer I’d been looking for to finally conquer the exam. I’ve used other programs before and none of them compared to the step by step process Gleim used, which truly prepared me to conquer all four parts on my first try. I was astounded by how much the timed quizzes and the recommended time per question really strengthened me to finish all my exams in the allotted time and with scores of 83- FAR, 82 – AUD, 75 – REG, and 78 – BEC. The Study planner was essential to keeping me on track considering I was working full time. The Personal Counselors were always encouraging and helpful. Even when I felt despair throughout the process they never stopped believing in me. I will recommend Gleim to all future students and I will use them again for any other designations I choose to pursue. It truly works!

Jonathan Morera

In my opinion, I would not be a CPA today if it were not for the professor that introduced me to Gleim when I was ready to lose all hope of becoming a CPA. After numerous attempts at the exams spanning over 6 years, and spending thousands of dollars on exam fees and study courses, Gleim made the pivotal difference that was necessary for me to pass the CPA exams. I spent countless nights highlighting pages on a book, but not really understanding what I was highlighting. Gleim doesn’t take a coloring book approach to studying. You don’t learn by highlighting words on a page, rather, Gleim gives you the no-nonsense materials you need and forces you to learn from mistakes on multiple choice questions. All the questions come with detailed explanations for the right answers and why wrong answers are wrong, which is truthfully what helped the most. I would gladly recommend Gleim to a friend. In fact, I would encourage anyone looking for CPA exam study materials to look no further than the Gleim Review System. I’ll definitely be using Gleim materials to study for the CIA exam in the future.

Melanie Geschwind

Gleim products were great and helped me prepare and pass the exams. The Gleim materials and counselors were wonderful! I was especially pleased with the customer service. I primarily dealt with my Personal Counselor who was very friendly and offered good advice throughout the process. His guidance, especially during the final prep week, had a significant impact on my ability to pass the exams. There were times I did not know how I was going to pass and my Personal Counselor broke down how I should approach the final week and made me confident that I could pass the exam. I would definitely recommend Gleim to anyone preparing for the CPA exam.

Thomas Najarian, CPA

Gleim products were great and helped me prepare and pass the exams. The Gleim materials and counselors were wonderful! I was especially pleased with the customer service. I primarily dealt with my Personal Counselor who was very friendly and offered good advice throughout the process. His guidance, especially during the final prep week, had a significant impact on my ability to pass the exams. There were times I did not know how I was going to pass and my Personal Counselor broke down how I should approach the final week and made me confident that I could pass the exam. I would definitely recommend Gleim to anyone preparing for the CPA exam.

Rhonda Dohle

This study guide was like a mirror image of the exam for me. It was on point and even very similar in question wording so I felt very comfortable in the exam.  Nothing asked in the exam was unfamiliar to me or “out of left field”.  Passed with flying colors!

Holly Greene

The SmartAdapt technology is excellent for keeping material fresh and focusing on weaker areas. The videos are long enough to be effective but short enough to be efficient. The chapters are nicely organized, and the study planner was instrumental in keeping me on track. Overall, the outline books were easy to read. The Test Bank is unequaled. The personal counselors are responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Sheryl R. Vernon

I loved that the multiple choice questions gave reasons for why the wrong answers were wrong. I learned more in many cases from reading the wrong answer explanations than I did from studying the outline. I had finished my Master of Accountancy degree before I started studying for the CPA; it had been six years since I had taken some of my accounting classes. Gleim not only helped me to review what I already knew (and not spend time studying things I already knew), but to learn things that I had forgotten or not been taught. The course was very thorough!

96%

OF CPA CANDIDATES WHO USED GLEIM CPA WOULD REFER US TO A FRIEND*

Todd Burleson
5 Stars

I could not be more pleased with the Gleim review course! As someone about a decade removed from both accounting classes (and the accounting profession), having a review course that allowed me to work at my own pace was key. I was intimidated with the idea of having to attend night classes or being restricted with opportunities for instruction, so the Gleim instruction videos were particularly helpful, especially for my first few exams. I could pause them when I missed something, and replay answer explanations until they made sense. I also learn best through practice exams and simulations, so having access to thousands of multiple choice questions (and their answer explanations) was a critical part of my learning process (and eventual passing of the exams!). I would HIGHLY recommend Gleim to others preparing for the CPA exam. You can’t beat the price or the quality of the review material and support team that will encourage you every step of the way. Thanks Gleim and the Gleim team for your help and encouragement throughout this process!

Denis Neves de Paula
5 Stars

I am an international US CPA candidate from Brazil, and started using the Gleim Premium Review System for passing all four parts. At first, I faced some difficulties in doing so because I am not based in the USA, which means that I started without any knowledge of the US business and taxation environment. However, the Gleim lectures were very comprehensive, covering everything we needed to go through the CPA exam. No need for material supplement for any section of the exam. The Gleim Review System is very easy to navigate, and the Task-Based Simulations are very close to the real exam in terms of content. I just used the online platform without reading any paper books. Their Professors speak at a great pace explaining in detail the concepts, resulting that all students can follow the content. I strongly recommend Gleim for future US CPAs. If I passed all four parts as an international candidate using only Gleim, I am sure that you can get it done too!!

Amanda Scott
5 Stars

Gleim got me through the hardest exam I have ever taken. I just got my last passing score needed – an 80 on BEC! I started with a competitor but got a 55 on FAR. Switching to Gleim helped me increase that to a 79! I then made an 84 on AUD, an 82 on REG, and finally 80 on BEC. I am so grateful to Gleim for kicking my butt these last 15 months. It is hard but you can do it if you put in the work. I loved the video lectures and the test bank. Without that test bank I wouldn’t have passed. You can quote me on that!

Tracy Caisse
5 Stars

I don’t think I would have passed the exams without having the Gleim review. I decided to change my career from biology to accounting, so I went back to school part time for a second bachelor’s degree to attain CPA licensure. Being a mom of two young children and working part time, my degree took me five years. During those five years, the exam drastically changed, especially with the inclusion of IFRS, and my training did not include other areas that were beginning to appear on the exam. I took the exams after I graduated and I failed all four sections, mostly within a few points of a passing grade. So, I decided that I needed more training than my college classes had offered and started using Gleim. I was impressed with the ease of program. The scheduling component helped me to stay on track, even with juggling kids and work. The videos contain a wealth of information, including the areas that are heavily tested. The testing components simulate the actual exam, so I was completely comfortable with the exam setup when I took the actual exams. The practice test questions were just like the exam questions, training me on how to weed out unnecessary information and to focus on what information I needed to quickly find the answer. Best of all is that I passed each section the next time I took the exams! Now, I am just waiting for my license to be mailed to me – thanks Gleim!!

Holly Fowler, CPA
5 Stars

I have the Gleim Review System to thank for passing the CPA Exam on my first attempt. First of all, Gleim is very affordable. Almost everyone I know used a different provider, and when I told them that Gleim cost half as much, they were immediately jealous. Second, the Gleim Review System fit my style of learning very well. I am a visual learner, but I am extremely tired of powerpoints after 5 years of college. So the video lectures worked very well for me because I could watch the professor teach and take notes on the material without simply looking at a powerpoint the whole time. Finally, Gleim’s method of taking a pre-test to diagnose your skill level and then going over the material worked well for me with my hectic schedule. It allowed me to focus more on the areas in which I was weaker. Whenever anyone asks which review software to use to study for the CPA Exam, I immediately recommend Gleim. If it worked so well for me, it can work for anyone. Given the opportunity, I would use Gleim for any other certifications that I may need. Whether that is CPE, or the CMA and CIA, I have full confidence that Gleim would empower me to pass any exam I would have to take.

William Joseph Merritt
5 Stars

I have the Gleim Review System to thank for passing the CPA Exam on my first attempt. First of all, Gleim is very affordable. Almost everyone I know used a different provider, and when I told them that Gleim cost half as much, they were immediately jealous. Second, the Gleim Review System fit my style of learning very well. I am a visual learner, but I am extremely tired of powerpoints after 5 years of college. So the video lectures worked very well for me because I could watch the professor teach and take notes on the material without simply looking at a powerpoint the whole time. Finally, Gleim’s method of taking a pre-test to diagnose your skill level and then going over the material worked well for me with my hectic schedule. It allowed me to focus more on the areas in which I was weaker. Whenever anyone asks which review software to use to study for the CPA Exam, I immediately recommend Gleim. If it worked so well for me, it can work for anyone. Given the opportunity, I would use Gleim for any other certifications that I may need. Whether that is CPE, or the CMA and CIA, I have full confidence that Gleim would empower me to pass any exam I would have to take.

Becky Giombi
5 Stars

I got input from faculty members at my graduate program and ultimately chose Gleim because it was so affordable compared to other options and also came highly recommended. I found the online study calendar to be a really effective way to stay on task and not fall behind. The Gleim material was detailed but also very digestible. The material for each exam was divided into twenty subunits, and this helped me not to feel overwhelmed. I felt the Gleim simulations were especially excellent preparation for the real exams. Additionally, the enormous bank of multiple choice questions for each exam were so helpful, and I never felt like I was seeing the same questions over and over again. I received excellent customer service whenever I had questions about the materials or the various updates that are released to keep the information current. My personal counselor through Gleim always responded promptly and made sure my questions were answered. I’ve already recommended Gleim to several friends and will continue to do so. It’s a really effective, to-the-point, affordable review system that gets the job done.

Brittany Drexler

I passed all four sections of the CPA exams on the first try using Gleim. The Study Planner helped me to set a realistic exam date, and helped me stay accountable. I enjoyed how thorough the review was. The questions and simulations in the review system seemed more challenging to me than the actual exams. I greatly appreciated that fact come exam day, as I felt well-prepared. The multiple choice bank was one of my favorite parts of the system. It made it easy to see which segment of each chapter I was struggling with. Then, I was able to create quizzes and study sessions based solely on that section. During my final reviews, I used the multiple choice bank study sessions to get immediate feedback on each question, which made me feel like my final review time was efficient. The question banks were large enough that I could drill numerous questions without feeling like I had memorized the answers rather than learning the concept. I am thankful that I chose Gleim, and I highly recommend it to other candidates. My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner!

Chris Dahlvig

I appreciated the many different ways Gleim let me tackle the information, whether it be reading from the test, video, presentation, audio, and plenty of multiple choice in formats that simulated the exam format or provided immediate feedback. As a spouse and parent working full-time, there were mornings where I had 6 hours and mornings I had 6 minutes. The subunits were broken down to where I felt I was able to accomplish something every day and make progress toward my end goal. It’s affordable AND effective, and I would recommend it to any of my friends looking to pass the exam. My personal counselor was always good about checking in and was quick with an answer to any question I threw at her. I plan on using Gleim for CPE and continuing to work with Gleim.

Young Shim

The Gleim review system has effectively helped me to check where I am (my strengths vs my weaknesses) and to figure out what I need to do in order to fix my weaknesses. I can tell you with absolute confidence that Gleim worked best for me. The test bank covers all key concepts which have been frequently tested and also are likely to be tested. I am very interested in using Gleim materials to prepare for the CMA. Given the excellent quality of the Gleim CPA prep materials, I expect that the Gleim CMA prep package will be just as great.

Larvizo Wright, CPA, MBA

I was thoroughly impressed with the content of the study materials and how well it prepared me for the actual CPA examinations! I chose to utilize the Gleim study materials because the cost was so affordable in comparison to other review packages in the market. I am a highly self-motivated individual so the recommended lesson plans for each study unit was an easy way for me to follow through and execute a study plan. I also like that they assign a personal counselor to you to check in periodically. I felt that this helped me to be accountable and that I was not pursuing this alone. In taking all 4 parts I felt totally confident during the exams because I knew the Gleim products had me prepared! As a CPA candidate you have to take the time to master the material and I highly recommend Gleim as a valuable tool do so and become a CPA!

Rajendra Pandey

I really want to thank Gleim for helping me pass the CPA in just 4 months and on my first attempt. I sat for FAR and BEC in Feb 2016 and then AUD and REG in May 2016. The review is favorably designed to review quickly and easily. Thanks again Gleim!

Now It's Your Turn

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* Source: Gleim CPA Candidate Survey – March 2018 – 187 responses to a census of 1,082 total surveys.