The Data Behind Our Claims

Here at Surgent, we’re committed to being transparent about the claims we make. Continue reading to learn how we calculate our pass rates, hours saved, and more!

1. Pass Rate Calculation

All Surgent EA Review students pass the exam 96% of the time. Scores are solicited from all students, self-reported, and collected using a third party platform.

2. Surgent Hours Until Exam Ready Calculation

Surgent’s hours until exam ready calculation is based on actual observed time per study cycle of all Surgent students who conclude their studies with a ReadySCORE of 75 or more. Data used for this was captured through January 2020. For each exam, time for a paid user to achieve a passing ReadySCORE is:
EA – 47 hours
CMA – 61 hours
CISA – 81 hours
CIA – 27 hours

3. Competitor Hours Saved Calculation

For other Exam Review providers, average study time was estimated based on the following factors: student watches all videos one time, student reads all textbooks one time (estimate 10 pages/hour), student views each multiple-choice question (MCQ) an average of 2 times (estimate 1.5 minutes/question), views each essay question an average of 2 times (estimate 10 minutes/question) and student completes each task-based simulation one time (estimate 20 minutes/question). These assumptions were made based on analyzing competitors’ software and coming to the conclusion that no competitor truly has adaptive technology sophisticated enough to reduce study hours. Therefore, competitors’ students must go through all review course materials to become exam ready. We then calculated the individual hours saved by using our Surgent Hours Until Exam Ready figure and subtracting it from the competitor hours for each respective course.