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Successfully completing CPA courses tailored for the test will help you pass the CPA examination. There are a variety of courses directly constructed toward CPA license requirements, both on campus and online. Some course providers even “guarantee” that you will pass the CPA examination (but check the disclaimers and rules regarding guarantees offered). Sometimes new accounting degree graduates can sit for the exam without specialty courses since their wealth of knowledge is all current and fresh.
It is often valuable, for those who have been working for some period, to take one or more CPA courses to get information tailored directly for the examination. Some programs will pre-test you to determine your strengths and weaknesses before you begin your course study. You can even takes CPA courses with the aid of a personal trainer now. While you may not increase your bench pressing ability with this type of personal trainer, he/she might help you to stay focused on the goal at hand and greatly improve on your weak areas.
Fees for CPA courses vary greatly depending on your need for basic refresher knowledge or concentrated study, personal trainers and/or “guarantees” of success. The good news: whatever level of added knowledge you need is available in a classroom setting or online.