Earning a prestigious professional credential is, by definition, no easy feat. Rigorous exams that require hours of study and strict exam timing requirements pose tough challenges to candidates.

To make matters worse, many exam review providers sell prep courses that use an outdated study method: a linear “study-everything” approach. Candidates are expected to make their way chapter by chapter through every topic, without regard for the knowledge they already have. Just as unhelpful, they’re left to their own devices to guess how well they actually know the material, resulting in many candidates sitting for the exam before they’re ready…and failing.

At Surgent, we realized we needed to bring something completely new to the table, something that would make studying easier, more efficient, and that, ultimately, would not only get candidates exam-ready, but would do so in less time, and that would them know that they were, in fact, ready to pass.

That’s why we created A.S.A.P. Technology™. This award-winning adaptive learning software is enabling exam candidates across the spectrum of accounting and finance credentialing exams to earn higher pass rates, while actually studying less than what other courses would require.

How A.S.A.P. Technology™ Works

You start by completing a series of quizzes with content pulled from all exam categories. Our software’s algorithm analyzes your scoring patterns to determine your proficiency in each topic.

At the conclusion of the assessment, you’ll receive your ReadySCORE™, which indicates your starting point, or what you could expect to score on the exam if you took it that day. (Most students start with a ReadySCORE in the low 40s. But don’t be discouraged! The average student’s ReadySCORE nearly doubles by the time they reach the review phase.*)

Your assessment results are paired with actual exam category content weightings to produce recommended study material. As you progress through your studies, a real-time algorithm will optimize your study plan, ensuring you’re staying on your fastest route to the finish line. Your ReadySCORE will also update in parallel with your progress, so you can see first-hand where you’re becoming proficient, and where you’ll be spending more of your study time.


Multiple-choice questions

MCQs make up a substantial part (or in some cases, the entirety) of accounting and finance professional credentialing exams, so it’s crucial you be well versed in them. To maximize your MCQ study sessions, every question includes high-quality reference material like explanations, video links**, relevant terms, references, and authoritative texts.


Bite-Sized Video Lectures*

Almost all of our video lectures last just 10-20 minutes, each one focusing on a specific topic, so you don’t have to waste time with instruction on concepts that you’ve already mastered. Each video is led by an engaging, skilled instructor who is an expert in their field, and is accompanied by lecture notes to make studying easier.


Reading Material

Just like our videos, all reading material is broken into small, digestible topics so you can focus on precisely the content you need to learn.


And more!

With Surgent, you’ll be completely prepared for every question type you’ll see on your credentialing exams. Our CPA Review courses feature all task-based simulation types, like research simulations and document review sims, as well as written communication questions. Or, if you‘re studying for the CMA Exam, our CMA Review courses all include essay problems.

Take the Guesswork Out of Exam Readiness

Thanks to our award-winning ReadySCORE™ feature, you’ll get real-time feedback on how prepared you are for your exam.

You’ll first get a baseline ReadySCORE at the end of your assessment, which marks your starting point. Most students’ baseline ReadySCORE is in the low 40s. But rest assured – the average student’s score improves 97% by the time they complete the Study Phase!**

Your ReadySCORE is broken down by content area and question type, and you’ll see it change with each passing study session, reflecting the progress you’ve made. Once you reach a passing ReadySCORE, you can be confident you’re ready to pass your exam!

Surgent Exam Review Works

Not only are our students achieving pass rates much higher than national averages, but they’re doing so while studying less. Thanks to our sophisticated technology, we’re able to measure student performance within our course, and how it ties to actual exam pass rates. Here’s what we’ve observed:

  • Surgent EA Review students are saving up to 120 hours of study time compared to other popular exam prep courses. That’s a 40% time savings!
  • Surgent CPA Review students are achieving pass rates that are nearly 40 points higher than the national average.
  • While studying with Surgent CPA Review, the average student’s ReadySCORE improves 97%!

Praise for A.S.A.P. Technology™

Surgent CPA Review…has achieved unparalleled success in regards to student pass rates…So how has Surgent CPA helped more students pass the CPA Exam? Traditional exam prep courses are linear – all students study the same way from Chapter 1, Lecture 1 to the last chapter and lecture. Surgent CPA Review is a non-linear course. The course is fully built based on artificial intelligence that enables personalization for each student study.

USA Today

The efficiency gains Surgent ReadySCORE™ delivers to their students is amazing.


2019 American Business Awards

A.S.A.P. Technology powers all Surgent Exam Review products.