You’ve got questions – We’ve got answers!

  • Are the Universal CPA materials updated for the latest AICPA blueprints?

    The Universal materials align with the latest AICPA blueprints. Within the “Product” page, we have included a detailed reconciliation that maps each section of the AICPA blueprints to the Universal platform (for AUD, BEC, FAR, and REG). Additionally, you can find a summary in the link below:

    Universal Content Summary

  • Can Universal CPA Review be used as a stand-alone CPA review course?

    The short answer is “duh”. Universal CPA Review offers a full-course package that uniquely offers a systematic approach and our very own copywritten “mental map” methodology. We break down the concepts because we understand that not all candidates have been auditors or tax practitioners for, I dunno, 25 years… We explain information in a way that is digestible with uniquely created visuals in our engaging video lectures, e-book, MCQ’s, and task-based simulations. We want you to leave each explanation thinking “Aha! Now I see it…”

  • Can Universal CPA Review be used as supplemental support?

    Umm… is Hawaii amazing?! Of course it can… Universal CPA Review sells each CPA exam section individually and offers test-bank packages. If you’re looking for an extra push to get over the hump, we are convinced that our unique teaching methods, video explanations, and true visual learning experience can at the very least, allow you to think of these (very challenging and dry) concepts differently. Who knows, maybe you’ll even tell one of our nerdy accounting jokes at your next happy hour!

  • Your website has visual learning plastered all over it, but what does it mean?

    Visual learning is a key piece of our content delivery model. The CPA exam has a ton of material, and most students study for an individual section over the course of several months.


    Visual learning helps students comprehend information faster, but it also helps you retain information over a longer period of time. Wouldn’t you rather learn with content that is visually appealing rather than watching someone scrabble all over a white board?


    We definitely preferred to learn visually, and that is why we created Universal CPA.

  • Is there a summary that quantifies the amount of material provided for each section of the CPA exam?

    Yes, attached below is a summary of lectures, study guide pages, MCQs, and simulations by chapter/module for each section of the CPA exam. This is updated frequently by the content team at Universal CPA.

    Universal Content Summary

  • Why did you create multiple choice /simulation explanation videos when not a single other CPA exam provider offers explanation videos?

    Ask yourself this question. After watching someone scribble on a whiteboard for 30 minutes, do I have the necessary knowledge and understanding to attack multiple-choice questions?


    When we were studying for the exam, the answer was 100% a no. We created the MCQ explanation videos to continue to the learning process and help students get over the hump so they could actually get to the application phase of the process!


    We use the same techniques and images from the lectures to explain the multiple-choice questions so that you can build your mental map and confidently destroy the exam on gameday!

  • What is the pass rate for students who use Universal CPA?

    We’re not going to lie or embellish the facts. We’re new and we don’t have enough information to boast that we have a 90%+ pass rate. However, before Universal CPA exam existed online, we tutored 200+ students using these materials, and the pass rate was over 95%!

  • Try before you buy right? Does Universal CPA offer a free trial?

    Absolutely! We don’t expect you to buy before you test drive! Everyone has a different learning style, and its important for you to understand if your learning style works well with our product.


    Visual learners and students that like a little more instruction tend to love our product. We let you test drive our product for 7 days and no credit card is required!


  • Does Universal offer mentoring for the CPA exam?

    We have partnered with Bryan Kesler at the Ultimate CPA Exam Guide (UCEG). Start by taking the personality quiz using the link below, and then Bryan will get in touch with you and get you started!


    UCEG Personality Quiz

  • Does Universal CPA offer tutoring?

    Absolutely. Just let us know if you’re interested and we’ll hook you up with a tutor. However, our content delivery model has a tutoring built in. We include detailed explanation videos for each MCQ and simulation so that you understand the correct/incorrect options, and you understand the key takeaways and bigger picture!


    We’ve found that our model works very well for students who are struggling and they don’t need to spend $150+ per hour on a tutor!

  • Does the content in the Universal CPA platform map to the AICPA blueprints?

    Absolutely! The blueprints are the backbone of the exam, but that doesn’t mean that everything in the AICPA blueprint will be tested.


    Additionally, the blueprint does not contemplate what is the best order to learn topics. The blueprint will have very difficult concepts back to back, which causes a student to feel overwhelmed and burnt out!

    However, below is a mapping to the AICPA blueprints:

    Universal Content Summary


    On our product page, we have mapped the Universal course by chapter/module to every line in the AICPA blueprint.


    Universal CPA covers all of the information in the AICPA blueprints, but we have tailored the depth and rigor of our materials to avoid burn out and learn the material in a compounding method!

  • Will I lose access to the platform if it takes me longer than expected to pass?

    Access to Universal CPA lasts forever! We know that life throws you curveballs and your study timeline is altered! Access to the platform lasts forever!


    We do ask that you please do not share your login with other students. Every dollar that we earn we reinvest into the business to improve the content so that future students can pass the CPA exam and improve their career prospects!

  • Does Universal CPA have a referral program?

    Yes, we offer 10% commission on the net purchase price from anyone you refer. Learn more by visiting the referral page linked below:

    Universal Referral Program

  • Does Universal provide the option to finance the purchase of materials?

    Yes. We utilize a 3rd party company called Affirm, which you can select at check-out. Affirm will require you to enter information and they will perform a soft credit check (does not impact your credit score). Based on your credit and eligibility, your APR on an Affirm loan will range from 0-30%.

    You will be provided with the option to pay over four installments (no interest), or pay over 3, six, or 12 months (interest charged).


    Let us know if you have any questions! Universal does not collect any of the information that is requested by Affirm. Here is some additional information on how to buy with Affirm:


  • Do you offer flashcards?

    We do not currently have flash card on our program. While this is something that we are considering in the future, we believe that the way to pass these exams is not by memorizing words, but by instead understanding the intuition behind the more challenging topics.


    We believe that our visual learning techniques coupled with our video explanations for every single MCQ and our mental maps, you will be better prepared then by say, staring at a bunch of flash cards.

  • Is Universal CPA going to be updated for the changes to the CPA exam as part of the 2024 CPA Evolution?

    Absolutely. We started planning for the 2024 CPA Evolution as soon as we learned about the plan. The CPA Evolution will change the CPA exam and Universal CPA will be the #1 CPA Review course.


    If you purchase Universal prior to 2024, your software will automatically be updated when the new exam format goes into effect.

  • Will the review course update for any changes made to the CPA exam by the AICPA (Board of Examiners)?

    Yes, we are consistently monitoring the changes to the AICPA blueprints. In fact, we plan months in advance for upcoming changes.


    In addition, we monitor message boards and candidate feedback for what content they are seeing on the exam. We then add additional materials to address the content.


    All of this is updated real-time in your platform and no updates or new software will be needed on your end.

  • Do you offer discounts to active duty members, reserve military personnel, veterans, and government employees?

    Yes! Please reach out to our customer support team at [email protected]!

  • What is the best way to use the Universal CPA platform?

    One key challenge that every CPA candidate faces is how to study for the CPA exam. Every CPA candidate will utilize the Universal CPA course differently. However, we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to best use the Universal platform. Further information can be found in the link below:

    How to Use the Universal CPA platform?

  • Is there a difference between the trial and paid version of the Universal course?

    No, there is not currently any difference. With the 7-day free trial, you will receive 100% access to the course. Therefore, when you upgrade to the paid version, there will not be any difference to the content available to you.


  • Does Universal CPA offer discounts to the stated prices on the website?

    Yes. Universal CPA will occasionally have promotional periods or flash sales, which are communicated through email, the company website, and the Universal CPA study groups.

    Additionally, we encourage you to reach out to the Universal CPA team at [email protected] to inquire about any special discounts that may be available to you based on your situation.