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Bisk CPA Review Courses – Bisk Education

  • Format: Online
  • State(s): Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Average Cost: $118
  • Average Rating: 2 stars
  • Textbook: Book/Print Material
  • Technical Support: 800-404-7231
  • Accounting Support: 800-404-7231
  • Online Tutorial: Yes


Bisk Education’s CPA Review Programs have been helping students pass the CPA exam since 1971. CPA exam instructors analyze, simplify and explain CPA exam topics. Online, CD-ROM, Live, Software, Books and more.

Refund Policy:

Bisk offers two money-back guarantees.

* Early-Preparation Guarantee: If you are unsure you achieved a passing grade on one or more sections of the CPA exam and decide to purchase our review materials to get a head start on your next sitting, we will refund your purchase price if you discover you passed that section(s) when grades are released and provided to Bisk Education with the proof of passing within 10 days of receipt of your exam score.

* Pass-the-Exam Guarantee: If you do not pass the CPA exam after studying with and successfully completing one of our exam preparation packages listed below, we will refund your full product purchase price (certain restrictions and preparation requirements apply, call 800-404-7231 for details).

Repeat Policy:

* Pass-the-Exam Guarantee: If you do not pass the CPA exam after studying with and successfully completing one of our exam preparation packages listed below, we will update your materials free of charge (certain restrictions and preparation requirements apply, call 800-404-7231 for details).

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April R on September 16, 2017 at 4:09AM said:


As a recent graduate and newly appointed CPA, I found Wiley CPAexcel to be the best CPA review course for me. Although it doesn't have audio courses, I'm not really an auditory learner so this wasn't really a problem for me. The rest of their material is invaluable and having tested Roger myself, I can say confidently it offers the most value.

Five nights at freddy’s @

User rating: 5

Brandon G on April 7, 2017 at 3:04PM said:


Bisk is kind of an outdated review course. It's not expensive, but it also doesn't include that much and the software is slooooooww. I think the main areas it's lacking is MCQ solutions and explanations as well as detailed video lectures. Also, the books don't explain the concepts in the practice questions well enough to understand them. The materials also don't include many illustrations, examples, or memorizations techniques to help you retain the information.

I would recommend getting a different course. Here's a list of the top study guides that I would recommend. Each one on the list has a detailed review one what makes it a good course and who should buy it.

User rating: 1

David O on September 10, 2016 at 5:09AM said:


I have been studying for FAR for a month using Bisk's book material as a basis for my studying and supplemented it with a couple of online apps, flash cards and discussion boards. I have yet to take the exam but feel strongly that an overall understanding of main concepts and the ability to apply them critically is a basic foundation for success. In my opinion, Bisk's materials don't do an adequate job of setting up an adequate framework, employing a variety of illustrative/other learning aids and offering insight into the many relationships/parallels that exist among concepts. It makes it difficult to retain the information, reinforce that you have actually learned something outside of rote memorization and ultimately gain any real confidence in your preparation until you've supplemented your studies elsewhere.

The level of detail is evident and included in the materials which is great but of little use without a solid foundation of understanding.

User rating: 2

. on July 21, 2012 at 3:07PM said:


I have been using the self-guided software exam prep for BEC. I used a different exam prep for AUD and passed on the first try. I failed BEC the first time and I am studying again to take BEC with Bisk... now regretting not buying the other software for the second try.

I am not satisfied for several reasons:

1. the time to load each question is too long

2. when I answer a question wrong, it doesn't give me feedback on what the correct answer is and WHY.. all it says is "please see the correct answer for an explanation." so I have to keep guessing to get the correct answer and explanation. COMPLETE WASTE of time.

3. when you "click here for an in-depth text book explanation" it takes me back to the chapter I just read and 90% of the time the chapter does NOT explain the material the study questions are testing on at all.

4. when initially installing the software the tech support was very unfriendly and rude when explaining how to install on my operating system (which was also unnecessarily complex - I have never had to call a tech support for help on installing a program on my windows PC.)

Thanks for listening....

User rating: 1

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