The PassNow program is designed to assist minority CPA Exam candidates with studying for and passing the CPA Exam. 

Ten chosen candidates will study and take all four parts of the CPA Exam within 12 months. Surgent CPA Review will provide a full four-part course with unlimited access until these candidates pass!

Candidate Timeline

  • December 2020: Application now open!
  • June 15, 2021: Application deadline/Assessment opens
  • June 29, 2021: Assessment deadline

    Candidates who meet the requirements AND complete the ReadyPASS assessment will start the program provided by Surgent CPA Review.

  • July 20, 2021: Orientation
  • August 2021: Test – FAR
  • October 2021: Test – AUD
  • December 2021: Test – REG
  • February/April 2022: Test – BEC


  • Apply Now!

    Applicant requirements:

    • Eligible to apply to sit for the CPA Exam
    • Must have two or more NTS’s (notice to schedule), jurisdiction ID to attach to application
    • Complete the Surgent *ReadyPASS assessment by the deadline to move forward in the program. If this is not complete by the deadline the candidate is no longer in the program.

    Deadline to apply is June 15!

    Apply Now

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