I took their course, I think it was three years ago, right before I got into grad school. My intention was to use it for the internship requirement for an undergrad degree, but I was exempted from that requirement (no internship for grad school).
I went every Saturday for almost the entire fall. The following spring I had Tax I and breezed through it. I found out I didn't need an internship about two days before H&R Blocks final exam and ended up not taking it. I figured my time would be better spent sleeping in. They were offering $10/hr, at that time I think they were offering CPA's about $15/hr. I think the course cost me about $150....it was worth it I guess to get the basics down.
You earn the title, "tax professional" or something like that when you finish. At that time they were doing those instant returns (not sure if they can anymore). Anyways, I didn't agree with ripping off low income taxpayers by offering a ridiculous interest rate to receive their money instantly, rather than waiting 10-14 days...Not to mention the rates they charge for simply having an additional schedule to their return. Also, they told me I would probably be stationed at a Walmart during tax season...umm, no thanks.
Where I took the course they did offer you a job (for the tax season only) if you pass their course and you don't drool on yourself. All the strip mall H&R Blocks in this city are only open mid-January to mid-April.
Don't sell yourself short, you passed the CPA exam. There are better places to work, tax season is still a long ways off...Good luck out there.
BEC - 77 (exp. 2/23/12)
REG - 75
AUD - 10/12/11
FAR - 11/30/11