About NINJA CPA Review

“Why We Chose It: Ninja CPA Review works nicely as an inexpensive supplement to an online course. This is an efficient studying tool that can be used as your main course but serves best as an auxiliary study aid with an excellent online support community.” Investopedia, The 5 Best CPA Prep Courses of 2021

Welcome to Another71.com and NINJA CPA Review.

If you've heard of NINJA before, you've likely heard a friend or co-worker reference our Notes, Audio, and MCQ Test Bank, which coincidentally happens to be our most popular products.

We call them “Study Weapons” to keep with the whole NINJA theme.

“NINJA” is actually a study acronym that I developed back in 2010 or so, and we rolled with it as our company brand.

  • Nail the Concepts
  • Intense Notes
  • Non-Stop MCQ
  • Just Rewrite It
  • All Comes Together

It's actually the opposite of what most courses teach:

Chapter 1 Video

Chapter 1 Questions

Chapter 2 Video

Chapter 2 Questions

The NINJA Study Method recognizes that you have a limited amount of study time, so it maximizes the impact of the time that you have.

For instance…

When you work the Chapter 1 questions in week 1, guess what?

You'll be re-doing them in weeks 7 & 8 because it's been several weeks since you've seen them.

You're wasting A TON of hours doing questions twice.

If you work 1,000 questions and spend 2.5 minutes on each one, which is about right when you're in “study mode”…

That's 2,500 minutes.

(grabs calculator…)

That's 41.6 hours.

That's over two weeks of study time if you're studying over 20 hours a week.

That's two weeks of study time, well, we won't say that it was totally wasted, but we'll be conservative (like a good accountant), and say that it was inefficient at best.

There is another way – and it works.

It's the NINJA Method.

By getting through the videos/book (Nail the Concepts) in 2 to 2.5 weeks, you're now free to do Non-Stop MCQ.

You take notes over those MCQ…rewrite those notes…review…EXAM DAY.

It's the Best Way (for the reasons I just laid out).

It's the Proven Way (tens of thousands of NINJAs have proven the concept).

It's the NINJA Way (and it works).

Our beginnings were rather humble.

We started out offering the NINJA Notes and the NINJA Audio.

The CPA Review industry was lacking a killer set of notes and a quality audio course.

They were instant hits and to this day, are two of the most popular CPA Review materials out there.

People love the NINJA Notes.

People also love NINJA Audio*

* those who can stand my Kansas twang, and non-occasional lip-smacking (I have dry lips, apparently).

We saw the need for a “second test bank” in the marketplace and launched NINJA MCQ.

I didn't think we would have a product more popular than the NINJA Notes, but I was wrong.

People Love/Hate NINJA MCQ.

They love it because it has killer analytics and tells you what CPA Exam score you're trending towards (Trending Score).

They hate it because some of those questions will send you home crying to mommy.

I don't know if other courses make it all puppy dogs and rainbows, so they're shocked by NINJA MCQ, or what the deal is.

What I DO know is this:

The CPA Exam is a fight, and we're going to rough you up so bad in sparring, that on fight night, you barely break a sweat.

It's no wonder the CPA Exam pass rate is 50%.

Too many puppy dogs & ice creams and not enough punches to the face.

It's not uncommon to see a message board posting of “I scored a 43 on NINJA MCQ. WHAT THE.”

(They thank me later when it's them landing the punches on exam day).

Tired of the fighting metaphors yet? I have more. Stay tuned.

We then launched the NINJA Book.

The reason was simple: take your average CPA Review book, and rip it in half.

That's about how much fluff is in there that you don't need.

Let's briefly recap:

So far, I've cut two weeks off your study time with the NINJA Method.

I then ripped your study book in half, which was an additional week.

At this pace, I'm going to be giving you an extra month of your life back – and that's per section. 😀

When everything shut down in 2020, people migrated to platforms like Zoom.

The NINJA Audience told me that they wanted online tutoring/meetups.

In general, it's a good business practice to listen to your customers. 😀

We added NINJA Tutoring.

Except, “Tutoring” wasn't fighty (also a word – I'm ignoring you, Grammarly!) enough.

When I was a Taekwondo Black Belt (I still am – the dusty belt on my office wall tells me so), my favorite thing was Sparring.

I hated forms and all that. I liked to kick people (gently) in the head.

Getting kicked? Not necessarily my favorite, however.

NINJA Tutoring, err, NINJA Sparring was born, and in the process, NINJA Mike, who leads Sparring, became a star.

It's to the point where all of the emails are about how awesome NINJA Mike is.

“hey guys, remember me?” (sad face).

Then, one day, NINJA Mike had an idea: let's do a Weekend CRAM for each section.

Splendid idea, sir.

I've always wanted to add a CRAM to the NINJA Weaponry (see – still not done with the fighting metaphors), so we went with it.

And now … NINJA CRAM is a thing.

It's essentially cramming 8 weeks of materials into two days.

It was long. It was exhausting. People loved it.

Miss the Live CRAM? No worries, we have the full replay waiting for you.

We will now do the CRAM sessions twice a year for updates.

This brings me to price (and I know I'm getting long-winded here, so thanks for reading this far).

By the way, every time I type “far” I want to make a nerdy CPA Exam pun.

Must. Resist.

Back in the Day (aka before 2017), NINJA CPA Review cost $397 a section (our Assault Package), so $1,297 for the whole deal.

We've always tried to be different here at NINJA and offer something other courses couldn't or wouldn't.

And so, we boldly went where no CPA Review would go: $67 Subscription.

Why $67? It was the price of the NINJA Notes when it was sold standalone, and people thought it was a tremendous value.

We took all of the NINJA Weapons and rolled them into one monthly package for the same price as the Notes.

Likely for this reason, NINJA CPA Review was rated “Best Price” and a Top-5 CPA Review course by Investopedia.

Study WeaponStandalone PriceNINJA Monthly
NINJA Notes$67 per sectionIncluded
NINJA Audio$97 per sectionIncluded
NINJA Book$97 per sectionIncluded
NINJA MCQ$47 per sectionIncluded
NINJA BLITZ$97 per sectionIncluded
NINJA SparringNot OfferedIncluded
NINJA CRAMNot OfferedIncluded

Jeff, hate to tell you this, but other companies offer a monthly subscription

Do they allow you to start and stop whenever you want and cancel anytime, even if you forget to cancel?

No – there's a minimum stay or 1-2 week cancelation notice.

Then it's actually financing pretending to be a subscription. If you can't start/stop/cancel/renew at any time without restrictions, it's not a subscription.

Are you saying that I can cancel after subscribing for one day?

Yes – you'll get the remainder of your subscription access – which in this scenario is 29 days, and then no further charges.

What if I am checking my credit card statement and am like “oh crap – I forgot to cancel that” and I haven't used it in 3 weeks?

Then we'll gladly refund your payment. Life is busy. We get that.

What happens to my Audio and Notes downloads after I cancel?

Nothing – they're yours to study and use even after you cancel.

What about the MCQ and Video Access?

Since those aren't downloaded, that access will expire at the end of your subscription term.

Does NINJA work with Roger, Wiley, and Becker?

Yes – the majority of NINJAs also use one of those three CPA Review courses.

Can I study with Only NINJA and still pass?

Yep – NINJA is 100% a full course or supplement. It's whatever you need it to be. It has everything that you would expect to be in a full CPA Review course with the flexibility to be used as a supplement. In our survey with 1,300 responses, when asked “Which CPA Review Course is/was your “main” study course?”, 16% said NINJA.

Does NINJA have a Free Trial?

Sure thing – Enter your best email and we'll send you demos of the NINJA Notes, Audio, Book, and access to NINJA MCQ so you can check it out:

NINJA Free Trial

Not to be rude, and I'm sure that the NINJA materials are great and all, but I don't see them as necessary if I already have a course.

After spending thousands on a course, I understand being hesitant to spend even more money on review materials.

Allow me to attempt to persuade you 🙂

  1. Despite all of the great courses out there, the first time CPA Exam pass rate is around 30% and the pass rate per section is around 50%.
  2. CPA Review courses are designed by content experts and editors. One course may think a particular nuance of Bonds (FAR) should be highlighted whereas another course editorial team might not even mention it. Take this one nuance and multiply it across all of the topics on CPA Exam, and that's a lot of potential content holes. It is almost a guarantee that you will see several of those “holes” on exam day (if you've already taken an exam and had an “I've never seen that before” moment, you know exactly what I'm talking about). The only question is how costly it will be.
  3. Different people learn in different ways. A good audio course is designed for auditory learning. (i.e. you can study when you couldn't otherwise be studying…at the gym…doing dishes…driving…etc). NINJA has that. This reason alone makes NINJA worth buying.
  4. If it's in the NINJA Notes – it will be on the CPA Exam. Are you sure you know everything on the NINJA Notes?
  5. We offer live tutoring 4x a week. Need help with a concept? Either submit it ahead of time and or you can ask it live and we will answer. Does your course do that for you?
  6. Most CPA candidates supplement. They may not pay for it (do a free trial of another course or ask for clarification on a message board or study group), but they do supplement. In our survey, 65% of respondents (807 answered / 576 skipped the question) said that they supplemented with NINJA Materials.
  7. NINJA is 100% Risk Free. If you subscribe to NINJA and don't think it's worth your $67 for everything that you get, email me within 30 days (or even 35 days – I'm not a stickler), and I'll give you a full refund and you can keep what you've downloaded. No other course will do that (some don't even allow refunds). My reason is simple: I'm here to help people. YES, this is a business and it's how I make an income and pay for all of the programmers, tutoring, staff, etc – but I don't want someone's $67 if they're not happy with me or my company. When I say I'll give you your money back if you're not happy, I really mean that. There's literally no reason to not join NINJA. There's only upside.

I'm studying for FAR and take it in 2 weeks. Can I jump right into AUD after my exam?

Yes. We allow people to “switch” every 30 days (we actually have a mechanism called a “Switcher”). However, in circumstances like this, we can accommodate you. The intent of NINJA Monthly is to give you one section per month, so if you switch in less than 30 days, then please stay on for a second month. We try to treat people the way we would want to be treated and ask that you do the same. We're flexible and here to help you become a CPA, not stick to rigid rules and policies.

Is NINJA updated?

100% updated. We update it twice a year per the AICPA guidelines. We spend a lot of time and money keeping up to date on the (many) CPA Exam changes.

Does the NINJA MCQ Test Bank follow the AICPA Blueprint?


My firm paid for my course so I just don't feel the need to get anything extra. If I had to pay for it myself, I definitely would have considered Ninja.

Or, you could look at it like you got your course + NINJA for the price of NINJA only.

Sure, it's $67, but NINJA still seems a little expensive.

Would you pay $67 to hedge spending 8 weeks on FAR and failing with a 74?


Then you'll love NINJA.

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Course: NINJA Monthly

Cost: Always $67 a month / Cancel any time for any reason


To Your Success,

Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)

Another71 & NINJA CPA