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When thinking about joining a CPE provider, you get two options to check its credibility. The first one is the sales pitch created by the provider itself, while the second is CPE reviews posted by its past customers.
Countless CPAs pick the latter and there are some good reasons behind it. On this page, we’ll discuss the actual significance of checking CPE reviews before finalizing a CPE provider. We’ll also see where we, CPEThink.com, stand when compared to other CPE providers.
To maintain the authenticity of the comparison, we’ve chosen “Shopper Approved” and “Trustpilot,” which only accept reviews from verified customers.
Let’s get started.
Here’re the actual reasons why numerous CPAs think that it’s a must to check the CPE reviews of a sponsor before purchasing its programs.
· Understand the quality of the course
You can always come across a course advertisement online but it’s simply impossible to get an idea of its quality from the associated sales pitch. And that’s where CPE reviews become extremely valuable in helping you understand the course that’s being marketed.
By going through the reviews, you can easily and quickly understand its positive and negative aspects and make an informed decision.
· Gain more insights into the course
Since customers write reviews after taking the course, you usually get an in-depth analysis of it. You generally get to know things like who’s the author of the course, any guarantee offered with it, how it compares against similar courses, etc.
· Get to know whether the marketing claim holds true
CPE sponsors promote their courses as the best ones in the industry. However, with CPE reviews, you gain insights into whether this claim holds true. Additionally, lots of reviews of a course signify that there’s interest in it and CPAs are actually purchasing it.
With access to CPE reviews written by actual customers, you no longer need to join a CPE sponsor solely based on its marketing content. You’re spending your hard earned money to purchase CPE courses. And with review sites like “Shopper Approved” and “Trustpilot,” you can make smarter buying decisions.
Now that you know the reasons behind reading CPE reviews, it’s time to start the comparison between CPEThink.com and its competitors. Here, we’ve considered the reviews available on “Shopper Approved” and “Trustpilot.”
Before delving deeper into the comparison, it’s important to see where we, CPEThink.com, stand on “Shopper Approved” and “Trustpilot.” This’ll help you understand why we’re widely considered the number one CPE sponsor in the industry.
On Shopper Approved, we’ve received a 4.9 overall rating with 89.9% and 9.3% customers giving us a 5-star and 4-star rating respectively. On Trustpilot, we have a 4.8 rating as an average of all CPE reviews received. Here, we’ve received a 5-star rating from 84% of customers and a 4-star rating from 14% of customers.
Let’s see the CPE reviews of our competitors.
On Shopper Approved, MasterCPE has received a 4.8 overall rating out of 5.0 with 85.6% of customers giving it a 5-star rating. It has received a 4-star rating from 11.7% of customers. On Trustpilot, there are 430 MasterCPE reviews with an average rating of 4.4. The percentage of customers who’ve given it a 5-star rating stands at 79. It has received a 4-star rating from 14% of customers.
There aren’t any Sequoia CPE reviews available on Shopper Approved. On Trustpilot, it has an overall rating of 4.8 with 86% of customers giving it a 5-star rating. It has obtained a 4-star rating from 11% of customers.
Shopper Approved doesn’t have any Illumeo CPE reviews. On Trustpilot, it has just one review with a low overall rating of 3.7. However, the person who reviewed the sponsor has given it a 5-star rating.
We couldn’t find any myCPE reviews on Shopper Approved. On Trustpilot, it has received an overall rating of 4.5 based on just 34 CPE reviews. It has obtained a 5-star rating from 91% of customers and a 3-star rating from 3% of customers.
There aren’t any CPE Depot reviews available on Shopper Approved. On Trustpilot, the sponsor has an average 4.6 rating. It has received a 5-star rating and a 4-star rating from 76% and 18% of customers respectively.
We couldn’t find any Global CPE reviews either on Shopper Approved or on Trustpilot.
Shopper Approved doesn’t have any Surgent CPE reviews. On Trustpilot, it has a low overall rating of 3.6 based on just one review. The customer who reviewed the sponsor has given it a 4-star rating.
Neither Shopper Approved nor Trustpilot has any American CPE reviews.
There’s zero CPE 210 review available on Shopper Approved and Trustpilot.
There’s zero CPE 220 review available on Shopper Approved and Trustpilot.
We couldn’t find any CPE247 reviews on either Shopper Approved or Trustpilot.
Both Shopper Approved and Trustpilot don’t have any CPE Central reviews.
There aren’t any CPE Clinic reviews available on Shopper Approved or Trustpilot.
We couldn’t find any CPE reviews of The CPE Discount Store on either Shopper Approved or Trustpilot.
There aren’t any CCH CPELink reviews available on Shopper Approved or Trustpilot.
Both Shopper Approved and Trustpilot don’t have any CPE Solutions reviews.
We couldn’t find any CPExpress reviews on either Shopper Approved or Trustpilot.
There aren’t any FurtherEd CPE reviews available on Shopper Approved or Trustpilot.
Both Shopper Approved and Trustpilot don’t have any CPE reviews of Online Accounting CPE.
There aren’t any PES CPE reviews available on Trustpilot or Shopper Approved.
We couldn’t find any CPE reviews for The CPE Store on either Trustpilot or Shopper Approved.
There aren’t any Western CPE reviews available on both Shopper Approved and Trustpilot.
As you can see, a large number of CPE sponsors don’t have any CPE reviews on either Shopper Approved or Trustpilot. Since these two are widely considered the leading 100% legit third-party review websites, zero customer reviews on them may raise a question about the credibility of these sponsors.
On the other hand, we at CPEThink.com have successfully built a robust reputation as the best CPE sponsor on both Shopper Approved and Trustpilot.
Pursuing CPE is an expensive, time-consuming, and difficult affair. And above all of these, the credibility of your CPE sponsor can play a crucial role in helping you meet your CPE requirements on time.
You take CPE courses from an inexperienced sponsor or from one without proper accreditations, and you may end up being considered non-compliant with your CPE requirements. We’ve already discussed the benefits of checking CPE reviews prior to joining a CPE sponsor in one of the above blocks.
Here, we’re going to discuss the advantages of joining a CPE provider with more online CPE reviews.
· Reviews act as proof of reliability
When real customers do CPE review writing, they focus on highlighting the aspects that are actually going to help the readers make informed decisions. They don’t write CPE reviews for promoting the sponsors. Instead, they share their actual experiences and how they felt about the courses.
When it comes to online CPE courses, the only thing that you can rely on before purchasing them is their reviews. Without the presence of CPA CPE reviews, it becomes very difficult to get a clear understanding of whether or not it meets the claims of its sponsor.
On the contrary, with more CPE reviews, you get a clear view of what a course entails. You also get an idea of the capabilities of the authors and whether the course material will cater to your needs or not.
· Reviews help eliminate hidden surprises
Perhaps you already know that pursuing CPE helps you increase your knowledge and skills in every subfield of accounting and finance. And checking CPE reviews is the only way to assess the credibility of a sponsor even if you’re planning to take a specific program like a regulatory review CPE course.
Since CPE reviews disclose the pros and cons of a course, you become aware of what you should expect from it and what you shouldn’t. This greatly helps to eliminate any hidden surprises, letting you make an informed decision.
· Reviews on legit platforms help you make the right decision
These days, all CPE sponsors prioritize increasing their online visibility to attract more customers. In their effort to do so, they use several ways to encourage people to talk about them. For example, social media is a great avenue, but it’s almost impossible to ensure that the person talking about a course has actually taken it.
Fortunately, 100% legit websites like “Shopper Approved” and “Trustpilot” have successfully eliminated this problem. These websites only accept CPE reviews from verified buyers of CPE sponsors. In fact, this is the reason when CPAs want to read the most authentic reviews of CPE providers, they typically turn to these websites rather than relying on social media platforms.
It’s also important to understand that CPE reviews not only directly help CPAs but help them indirectly as well. By going through the CPA CPE reviews written by genuine customers, CPE sponsors get to obtain a clear understanding of the quality of their courses. They get to spot the areas of the courses that they need to improve.
Whether it’s a lack of an in-depth discussion of an important topic or a steep price tag, CPE sponsors get to identify the flaws of their products easily and quickly. This essentially helps them come up with better courses, which ultimately benefit CPAs.
So far, we’ve been discussing various aspects of CPE reviews. Let’s see how online CPE reviews, both positive and negative ones, help you identify a leading CPE sponsor like CPEThink.com.
· Choose a sponsor with a large number of positive reviews on trusted review websites
We’ve already discussed the reliability of top third-party review websites like “Shopper Approved” and “Trustpilot.” Since CPE reviews on these sites cannot be manipulated, it’s a surefire way to identify the best CPE sponsor by visiting them.
For instance, we’ve received a 5-star rating from 1200+ customers on Shopper Approved and from 100 customers on Trustpilot. This essentially makes us the top CPE sponsor as per these trusted review sites.
· Stay away from sponsors with a significant number of negative reviews
A realistic mix of positive and negative CPA CPE reviews is always acceptable. However, if you find a sponsor with a large number of negative CPE reviews or one with a poor overall rating, it’s best not to join it.
You should note that the overall rating is generated based on multiple factors, including the number and age of reviews. So, a CPE sponsor with a poor overall rating may indicate the presence of multiple issues.
· Check the details of the ratings
Some top review sites like Shopper Approved let you see the details of the overall star rating of a company. You can get a deeper understanding of its credibility by seeing the details.
On Shopper Approved, we’ve received a 4.9 rating in customer service, a 4.9 rating in product satisfaction, and a 4.8 rating in price satisfaction. These prove that we’re the number one CPE sponsor in every aspect.
It’s evident from the above blocks that CPE reviews have an extremely important role in helping you choose the right CPE sponsor. This has also become clear why countless CPAs consider CPEThink.com the best CPE sponsor as per trusted third-party review websites like “Trustpilot” and “Shopper Approved.”
If you haven’t explored our large collection of top CPE courses yet, do it today. If you want to learn more about our offerings, feel free to reach us.