Excel University CPE Pass

Learn Excel. Work Faster.

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... and counting!

Learn Excel here and join students who have saved 100,000+ hours

by delegating tedious, routine, manual tasks to Excel.

Learn Excel while Earning 124 CPE

At less than $4 per credit hour




Do you want to earn CPE that can help you save time?

Our Excel training pass offers practical CPE that will improve your efficiency.

Use your CPE this year to master Excel.

Our CPE Pass Provides True Value

Do you feel like you are wasting time attending random CPE webinars that don't add value?

CPE was designed so you could stay current and learn skills that helped your career.

Our CPE Pass teaches practical skills that you can apply and save time.

All Excel Skill Levels Welcome

Our complete Excel training system will help you learn Excel regardless of your current skill level.

Our Annual CPE Pass offers 124 CPE. Unlock 12 months of 24/7 access for only $490

(Less than $4 per credit hour)

Excel University is a NASBA CPE Sponsor (124370).

Looking for group passes?

We also offer discounted group CPE Passes for only $448. Applicable for groups of 2 or more students.

Listen, I KNOW most people learn Excel these days through web search ... they end up wandering around the internet picking up random tips and tricks.


This approach takes WAY too long and doesn't provide the impact you need.


Wandering around the internet picking up tips and tricks is like collecting a bunch of random Lego pieces. You end up with a huge pile.

In my training program, I'll show you exactly which specific pieces you need and how they fit together ... that way you can build a cool Excel robot that does your work for you.

Click and drag the slider below to see what I'm talking about!!

Random Pieces Excel Robot


Optimize your workbooks for efficiency and accuracy

Understand which key Excel features you'll use over and over again

Combine these features and functions to streamline your workbooks

Automate routine tasks with Excel's most powerful tools


The CPE PASS provides on-demand training videos that you can stream on YOUR schedule


live office hours with me over zoom so you can ask me any Excel questions (even on your own projects).

EVEN IF you feel you are too busy to train

EVEN IF you are just getting started on your Excel journey

EVEN IF you've been using Excel for 20+ years

EVEN IF you are afraid or intimidated by Excel

EVEN IF you love Excel and are already proficient with the basics

Let me ask you something ...

Do you feel like you are using Excel to its fullest capacity? Or, do you believe Excel can probably do more for you?

The steps I teach help you learn Excel in a systematic, organized, step-by-step manner.

If you are ...

TIRED of trying to figure Excel out on your own

FRUSTRATED that you can't get Excel to do what you want it to

FEELING like you'll never be able to use Excel to radically streamline your work

... then my CPE Pass is perfect for you.


Here's a few examples of what my students have achieved...

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    "A report that took 6 hours now takes 30 minutes."

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    "Within a few lessons, I was saving hours of time during my monthly activities."

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    "I was able to cut hours and days from budgeting and monthly reporting processes."

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    "I've learned to create spreadsheets that reduce my crunch time from days to minutes."

Streamlining Excel workbooks is HARD.

If you want results like these, it won't happen from "trying to figure it out" on your own. "Trying to figure it out" on your own ONLY leads to increased stress, wasted time, and missed opportunities.


The CPE PASS was designed by a CPA specifically for accounting and finance professionals.

Our students include:

Certified Public Accountants

Tax preparers


Financial planners

Financial analysts



Accounting managers

Accounting and finance professionals

People who feel like everyone else knows Excel and they want to catch up

Users who have tried web search and want a structured way to learn Excel

The CPE Pass is an all-in-one program where you'll learn:

  • A consistent PROCESS to apply to all of your recurring-use workbooks to optimize them for efficiency and accuracy
  • The CORE Excel skills you'll use over and over in your workbooks ... and how they fit together
  • The AUTOMATION skills you'll use to minimize manual steps in your recurring-use workbooks


Just because you're using Excel and perhaps even feel comfortable with it DOESN'T mean you're going to maximize your efficiency. Searching the web and trying to "figure it out" on your own is NOT a strategy.

My students have been able to save TONS of hours by eliminating a HUGE number of manual tasks ... month after month.


They signed up because they TRIED to figure it out on their own. They WASTED months and years of effort because they DIDN'T have a step by step system to follow.


You have two choices...



Keep wasting time and effort "trying to figure it out" on your own.


Fast track your results and let me show you the exact process, core functions, and automation tools you'll need to save countless hours.


Our training has allowed thousands of students to save time at work and reduce stress.

How about this?

Use this year's CPE to get good at Excel.

The time invested will provide efficiency dividends for years to come.

Note: an individual annual pass is $490, which is less than $4 per credit hour. We also offer discounted group passes for $448 here.

Here's what's included in our CPE Pass

Step 1: Learn the Speed Loop® process

  • Send all of your recurring-use workbooks through this process to optimize them for efficiency and accuracy
  • Prepare each workbook for the loop
  • Replace each manual step with a corresponding Excel feature or function
  • Rebuild the workbook to leverage time savings and maximize efficiency

Step 2: Learn core skills in the Undergraduate lessons

  • Focus only on the key features and functions you'll use over and over
  • Become proficient with them so you know how they work
  • Learn to combine them in various ways depending on your specific workbooks

Step 3: Learn automation tools in the Masters lessons

  • Explore the tools that will dramatically streamline your workbooks
  • Power Query and Power Pivot are designed to completely transform your recurring-use workbooks
  • Macros and VBA will get Excel to do the routine manual tasks

Excel University Certifications

Excel University Graduate Certification

Upon completion of the Undergrad lessons, you'll unlock the Excel University Graduate Certification which you can place on your LinkedIn or resume/cv.

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Excel University Masters Certification

Upon completion of the masters lessons, you'll unlock the Excel University Masters Certification which you can place on your LinkedIn or resume/cv.

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7 Digital Books

Value: $134

Digital PDF books are provided to supplement the on-demand video lessons.


Student Community

Value: $597

Get 24/7 access to a community of current students who are also improving their workbooks.


Office Hours

Value: $2,500

Live weekly meetings with me over zoom ... ask me anything!



Value: $220

Game-like elements to motivate you, including Story Mode, badges, level up, XP, breakout puzzles, and more. Claim Billing Discounts as you achieve key training milestones to reduce the annual subscription renewal amount from $490 to $390 to $290.

Note: for convenience, the subscription will auto-renew each year until you cancel. To cancel, login and click Administration > Manage Subscription.


It is time.

You already know you've wasted enough time  ...

days, weeks, months, and perhaps even years ...

doing things manually.

It is time to harness the true power of Excel to help you work faster.

Need to train a group of students? Check out our discounted Group Pass for $448 per student.

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    "If you use Excel, take this course! It will save you hours of prep and rework time!"

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    "I've saved myself 5 hours a week already, and shaved 5 hours off of a monthly report. Thanks Jeff."

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    "I was self-taught (via internet research) ... however, I learned faster ways to do tasks within the first two lessons."


"I just need more time to train."



"You need to train to have more time."

You'll be saving time within the first couple of lessons, and then you can leverage that time to train and learn more. It will be a big automation snowball!

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    "I have already started using power query and power pivot to get my work finished faster and with more accuracy."

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    "Macros, VBA, Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power BI. I feel like I learned so much and plan on apply a lot of this to my work files."

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    "I love the explanations, repetition of key elements, and exercises covered by Jeff that makes learning Excel so much easier!"

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    "Jeff teaches the PROCESS of building the report, instead of building the same report over and over (and over)."

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    "I am excited to use what I've learned to speed up my work by creating recurring use workbooks. Thanks Excel University!"

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    "The most important attribute is that Jeff provides a process to look at a problem, analyze it and then methodically work through it -- that is the true value -- the process."

Jeff Lenning CPA

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Microsoft Excel MVP

My name's Jeff, and I'm your instructor. I developed Excel University to help you learn Excel so that you can get your work done faster ... regardless of where you are on your Excel journey. I wanted to take a moment and share a few highlights from my own Excel journey.

Jeff Lenning

More Work than Time

When I was a senior financial analyst at a public company, a lot of my Excel workbooks were manual. I had to enter a bunch of values, rewrite a bunch of formulas, chase down a bunch of errors, and reformat a bunch of sheets.

I picked up some tips and tricks and my colleagues would give me a few pointers.

Things got a little more efficient, and so I was like "ah yeah ... I got this!"

But then I took a bigger role (Accounting Manager) at a smaller public company. That is when things got out of control.

One of my projects was the monthly close ... which took about 2 weeks each month.


During the first 2 weeks of each month, I was STRESSED OUT. I felt a lot like this guy.

Young businessman is sitting on desk and screaming because of unmanageable work. Isolated on white.

Then, while I was feeling stressed out, my CFO asked me to do a new project for him. I was so overwhelmed, I told him no. Oops! Not a good idea. Don't worry, I did the project and everything was just fine.

But, I used this "CFO incident" as an opportunity. It was a wake up call and things had to change. I couldn't keep feeling stressed out at work. I couldn't keep working late nights and weekends.

So, I got to work figuring out Excel. And not at a cursory level ... I mean really figuring it out.

This was a painstaking process, during which I read EVERY description of EVERY Excel function. Fact check: true.

The effort was well worth it.

More Time than Work

You see, what emerged was a process I could send all of my workbooks through to optimize them for efficiency and accuracy.

I polished it up, and I now call this process the Speed Loop®. (I even got it trademarked!)

Plus, I was able to understand the core Excel functions and how they fit together.

When I finished getting everything dialed in, the monthly close was no longer taking 2 weeks each month.

I got it down to 2 days per month. Yes ... from 2 weeks to 2 days.

To be clear, the same amount of work was getting done.


But since Excel was doing most of it now, I had more time than work ... and felt more like this dude:

After this transformation, I felt more relaxed at work. I didn't work late nights or weekends. Plus I worked on more interesting and more important projects than just moving a bunch of numbers around.

And then it hit me like a thunderbolt. I wanted to help others do what I had done. I wanted to help other people use Excel to work faster.

And my training journey began. That's what leads me to you here today, encouraging you to learn Excel to work faster.

But ... I can only show you the door, you are the one that needs to walk through it. Fact check: yes, that is a quote from the matrix.

I know the CPE Pass will work for you, and I hope to see you on the inside.

Your Journey Begins Now

Use your CPE this year to master Excel.

Earn up to 124 CPE for only $490 (less than $4 per credit hour).

Our Group Pass is discounted to $448 per student for groups of 2 or more.

CPE Information

  • Instructor: Jeff Lenning CPA
  • Program Level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advance Preparation Needed: None
  • Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study (on-demand)
  • Expiration Date: One-year; auto-renews until you cancel
  • Refund Policy: full refund within 30 days or until you earn any CPE (whichever is shorter)
  • Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
  • Access Begins: Immediately
  • Certificates of completion: Download with a passing exam score as you complete each lesson
  • Recommended CPE: 124 (earned incrementally after each of 32 lessons)
  • Materials: all materials are digital (no printed textbooks)
  • Objectives: State the 7 steps of the Speed Loop process, Recall 5 core features and functions of Excel, Identify 3 tools that help automate Excel.
  • Complaint Resolution: contact us at 949-200-7688 or [email protected]
  • Official Registry Statement: Excel University, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual programs for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its webiste nasbaregistry.org.


Do I have to be at a certain skill level? 

I've intentionally designed the CPE Pass to help Excel users at all levels. Here's how. The lessons proceed in order, starting at the beginning. But, students can skip around to lessons as desired. For example, if you already know VLOOKUP you can skip that video and related exercises.

Will the training be too difficult?

I have implemented everything I learned about teaching Excel over the past decade. And as a result, I use common language to explain concepts rather than trying to make myself sound smart by using techie terms and acronyms. I use everyday plain language to make the technical topics easy to understand. I teach each topic in a specific order so that skills are introduced at exactly the right time (not too early) and each lesson builds on the last. That way, there is nothing introduced that is a difficult surprise.

Which version of Excel is required?

The core skills taught in the undergraduate lessons are available in most Excel versions, including Excel for Windows, Mac, and online. However, the automation skills taught in the masters lessons require a fairly modern version of Excel for Windows that includes Power Query and Power Pivot.

Is it hard to cancel the subscription?

It is easy to cancel. Just login and click Administration > Manage Subscription. You don't need to call anyone. It's all good.

Will I forget about the subscription (and forget to cancel)?

You won't forget that you have a subscription because I will be present in your email inbox delivering weekly Excel articles. So, no ... you won't forget about me, or Excel University, or your subscription.

How much time will it take?

Given that students arrive with different experience levels and goals, it is hard to say for sure. Some students want to watch all videos, complete all exercises, all extra credit exercises, read all text, review all of the additional resources, complete all puzzles and gamification elements, and so on. Whereas some students simply want to watch the videos. I've designed the program so that you can choose your own adventure. You can work through the material as fast or slow as you'd like ... at YOUR own desired pace. It is really up to you.

Can't I just figure all of this out on my own?

Well ... maybe ... but that will take way to long. As Steve Jobs said, Time is our most precious resource. My training program is designed to help you learn Excel in the most efficient and effective possible way.