The Princeton Review Announces Marketing Partnership with Surgent Accounting & Financial Education

Agreement Provides Exclusive Discounts for Princeton Review Customers for Surgent's CPA, CMA and CISA Exam Review Products

NEW YORK, March 8, 2023 /—The Princeton Review®, the education company known for its test-prep, tutoring, and admission counseling services, today announced an affiliated marketing partnership with Surgent Accounting & Financial Education, a Pennsylvania-based company that specializes in accounting and financial education products.

The partnership agreement enables The Princeton Review to offer exclusive discounts for Surgent's award-winning Exam Review products for three major accounting credentializing exams.

The three exams are the:

  • CPA® Exam. Known as the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, this 16-hour test is required for licensure as a CPA in the U.S. The exam has four sections: Auditing and Attestation, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation. The pass rate for each section is about 50%: only about 20% of the exam-takers pass all four sections on their first try. The exam is set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA) and administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy® (NASBA).
  • CMA® Exam. The leading advanced designation for accounting and financial management professionals in business, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is a certification for management accountants tasked with determining the status and success of a company. It is an 8-hour exam in two sections. The pass rate for the exam has averaged about 45%. The exam is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants® (IMA).
  • CISA® Exam. Regarded as the standard of achievement for those who audit and access an organization's information technology, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a credential that certifies proficiency in information systems audit control, assurance and security. The exam has historically had a pass rate of about 50%. The CISA is conferred by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA).

"We are delighted to expand our offerings of financial designation test prep products through this affiliate partnership with Surgent," said Blaise Moritz, Senior Vice President, Product, The Princeton Review. "With Surgent's 35-year history as a leader in accounting and financial education services, and our 42-year history as a leader in education services for academic, admission, and professional exams, this partnership combines decades of experience across both of our companies as trusted providers of resources for educational and career advancement. We consider Surgent's Exam Reviews for the CPA, CMA and CISA as unparalleled study programs for these very challenging exams. They are first-rate, high-tech resources. We are proud to make them available to our customers via our exclusive and significant discounts."

“We are excited to partner with The Princeton Review and provide Surgent’s industry-leading exam review products to its students,” stated Liz Kolar, Executive Vice President, Surgent Accounting & Financial Education. “The Princeton Review’s stellar reputation for program excellence and student success makes it an ideal partner for Surgent and we are delighted to expand our reach to its client base.”

Surgent's Exam Review courses are powered by a proprietary adaptive learning software, A.S.A.P. Technology®. This award-winning technology enables candidates to pass the exams more efficiently and effectively by generating a customized study plan specifically crafted for each exam-taker. The tech-forward program identifies knowledge gaps and selects from superior study material to determine the content a student needs to master the skills to get to a passing score. Further information about Surgent's personalized learning technology is here.

The exclusive discounts for the various Surgent CPA, CMA and CISA Exam Review resources vary by exam and levels of options. They are accessible here.

The Princeton Review also has resources to prepare for the Level I, II, and III CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) exams, a Test Pack to prepare for the USMLE® (U.S. Medical Licensing Exam), and resources for the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) exam.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admissions services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students as well as working professionals achieve their education and career goals through its many education services and products. These include online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors; online resources; more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House; and dozens of categories of school rankings. Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is now in its 42nd year. The company's brand, now in its 23rd year, is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 23 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

About Surgent Accounting & Financial Information
Surgent Accounting & Financial Education, a division of KnowFully Learning Group, is a provider of the high-impact education experiences that accounting, tax and financial professionals need throughout their careers. For most of the company's 35-year history, Surgent has been a trusted provider of the continuing professional education (CPE), continuing education (CE) and skill-based training that professionals need to maintain their credentials and stay current on industry changes. More recently, Surgent became one of the fastest-growing certification exam review providers, offering adaptive learning-based courses that help learners pass accounting and finance credentialing exams faster. Learn more at

All tests are registered trademarks of their respective owners. None of the trademark holders is affiliated with The Princeton Review, Surgent Accounting & Financial Education, or their products or services.

CFA® and Charted Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by The Princeton Review.

SOURCE: The Princeton Review


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