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Business Valuation School + ABV Pathway

Get on the path to the ABV credential with this package that includes credential education and exam.

$3,169$1,794.40 - $2,535.20
20% bundle discount applied
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3

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Multiple

CPE Credits

45

Product Number

BVSABV21

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During five intensive days, you’ll learn relevant new theories, applications, best practice methods and hot-button controversies. A full day devoted to a real-world case study helps demonstrate how standards, techniques and approaches are incorporated into everyday practice.

Then, start on the path to earning your ABV credential with this learning and exam registration package.

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Exam
$275
$48 - $220
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ABV Exam Registration

The ABV Exam is offered year-round as a 2-part exam. You must pass both modules of the ABV Exam within 24 months to obtain the ABV credential. You may take the exam in-person at a test center or online via remote proctoring. Please reference the ABV Exam Blueprint before preparing for the ABV Exam.

ABV Exam Content

Part 1 - ""Foundation of Valuation Theory"" - Blueprint Section I:

  • Professional Standards
  • Financial Reporting
  • Defining the Engagement
  • Sources of Economic and Industry Data
  • Macro-Economic and Environmental Analysis
  • Industry Analysis
  • Subject Entity Analysis

Part 2 - ""Implementation of Valuation Methods"" - Blueprint Section II:

  • Valuation Approaches
  • Intellectual Property and Other Intangible Assets
  • Discounts, Premiums and Other Adjustments
  • Conclusion of Value

To learn more about the ABV credential requirements or the ABV Exam content, format, calculators, and study material, visit the ABV credential webpage. Payment of the exam fees serves as confirmation that you have read the registration and scheduling terms and conditions.

Within two weeks of successfully registering for the ABV Exam, you will receive a Notice to Schedule email that includes vital information on how to schedule your exam session at a Kryterion testing center or online via remote proctoring. Email is the only means by which scheduling information is transmitted so please ensure that the AICPA has your most recent email address on record. Visit My Account to verify.

If you have any inquiries, please direct them to abv@aicpa.org or call 888-777-7077.

Please use the product codes below and register according to the correct exam candidate category:

Your statusChoose product# above to registerExam Fee
First time registrant12-XAM1 or 12-XAM2$176 - FVS Section members; $220 - AICPA members; $275 - non-members
Exam re-take from previous exam12-RETAKE1 or 12-RETAKE2$60

If you are a member of the AICPA but not a member of the FVS Section, and you would like access to the benefits of membership, join the FVS Section today. If you are not a member of the AICPA, join the AICPA today. Please note that discounts based upon membership level will be applied during checkout. New members may need to allow a few days for processing before they can enjoy the membership discount. If you have a promotion code, you will be asked to enter the code prior to payment.

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Aug 30 12pm - Sep 03, 2021 12pm GMT
Conference
NASBA Field of Study: Accounting
$2,595
$1,596 - $2,076
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Register early and save $100! Early bird savings will be shown in your shopping cart.
Save $100 on the August Virtual School through July 16.
Save $100 on the December Virtual School through October 29.

During five intensive days, you’ll learn relevant new theories, applications, best practice methods and hot-button controversies. A full day devoted to a real-world case study helps demonstrate how standards, techniques and approaches are incorporated into everyday practice.

Make the smart investment in your career – this training program helps you meet the learning requirements to pursue the ABV Credential and offers the resources to thrive in this practice niche. Delve deeply into business valuation essentials to master new skills and expand your client services portfolio. You’ll benefit from a classroom-like feeling that’s conducive to sharing ideas and maximizing interaction with prominent experts and thought leaders in this growing, profit-making niche area.

The virtual live program is also supplemented with independent self-studies covering business valuation standards and valuation of intangible assets. Participants will also be offered a series of webcasts on specialized topics in the valuation of pass-through entities, estate and gift tax, valuation of family limited partnerships, and divorce valuations.

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Upon completion of this program, you’ll build a solid foundation in business valuation, and get tips on expanding services in tax, business advisory, fair value and litigation. This is an intermediate course on business valuation. It’s strongly recommended that participants have a base level of valuation knowledge prior to participating in this program.

Learning Objectives

  • Use the Principles of Valuation when completing a valuation engagement
  • Identify applicable professional and valuation standards
  • Identify key areas of applicable valuation-related financial reporting standards
  • Determine the steps performed in a valuation engagement
  • Identify research techniques and sources of economic and industry data
  • Analyze the historic and forecast prospective finance financial statements, value drivers, and risks of the subject company
  • Identify and apply the steps to perform an income approach to valuation
  • Understand the inputs to and calculation of cost of capital
  • Identify and apply the steps to perform an asset approach to valuation
  • Understand the inputs to and calculation of market multiples/companies
  • Identify and apply the steps to perform a market approach to valuation
  • Apply valuation adjustments (discounts and premiums) to indications of value
  • Identify standard requirements and best practices for writing valuation reports
  • Understand unique considerations when performing valuations for estate and gift tax or divorce purposes
  • Identify and apply methods used to value intangible assets

A case-study approach: take part in a VS section 100-compliant detailed valuation report engagement. As you explore crucial valuation theory during the first four days of the program, you’ll participate in an integrated, comprehensive, real-world case study that addresses a valuation engagement, including the industry outlook and all three approaches to value.

Included with your Registration

You’ll receive copies of the Financial Valuation: Applications and Models book and the Financial Valuation Workbook edited by James R. Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF. Thirty leading experts give you real-world advice, the most-current information, and the tools to apply what you’ve learned. Using the Financial Valuation Workbook you’ll work through selected exercises that provide practical applications of theory and methodologies. You’ll walk away with a detailed understanding of business valuation you can apply to your everyday practice. You’ll receive access instructions at the session.

Self-study courses included in with your purchase:
AICPA Valuation and Consulting Standards
Fair Value Measurement: Valuation Approaches
Fair Value Measurement: Other Technical Valuation Guidance

Who Should Attend

  • Practitioners with intermediate business valuation knowledge looking to grow a valuation practice within their firms
  • Professionals considering focusing on valuation as a career
  • Professionals in business and industry, particularly within corporate finance, seeking to increase their technical expertise in valuation
  • Professionals working in public accounting and/or consulting firms involved in valuations focused on M&A, litigation, fair value, and others
  • Professionals preparing for the ABV Exam
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CPE SELF-STUDY
Online
NASBA Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
$299
$150.40 - $239.20
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Learning Outcomes
  • Identify valuation related professional standards and guidelines issued by AICPA (for example, VS section 100).
  • Differentiate among standards of value, premises of value, and levels of value.
  • Identify the five basic steps of a valuation engagement.
  • Identify key areas related to valuation in the conceptual framework of fair value accounting, accounting for business combinations, and accounting for goodwill impairment.
  • Distinguish among the three primary approaches to value (and related hybrid approaches), as well as identify and apply various types of valuation adjustments and the reconciliation of value estimates.
  • Review sources of data, techniques, and methods used to analyze business interest, value drivers, and risk assessment
Key Topics
  • Professional Standards, the Engagement, and Standards of Value
  • Fair Value for Financial Reporting Based on Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting
  • Standards Codification (FASB ASC) 820
  • Subject Company Analysis
  • Income Approach to Value
  • Cost of Capital
  • The Market Approach to Valuation
  • Asset-Based Approach
  • The Valuation of Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property
  • Valuation Adjustments: Discounts and Premiums and Reconciliation of Indicated Values
Product Details

The AICPA's ABV credential is one of the most rigorous and prestigious of the business valuation certifications. In a short time, it has become an essential marketing tool for the CPA planning to specialize in this lucrative practice area.

Newly enhanced and closely aligned with the ABV Exam, the AICPA's ABV Examination Review Course is the only comprehensive ABV Exam review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of business valuation professionals associated with the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession.

The AICPA's ABV credential is one of the most rigorous and prestigious business valuation certifications. It is an essential marketing tool for valuation professionals who specialize in this lucrative practice area. A key step towards becoming an ABV credential holder, the ABV Exam tests a comprehensive range of business valuation knowledge which is listed in the ABV Exam Content Specification Outline (CSO).

The ABV Exam is offered in a two-part, modular format. Part 1, "Foundation of Valuation Theory", covers CSO section I and chapters 1-3 of the ABV Exam Review Course. Part 2, "Implementation of Valuation Methods", covers CSO section II and chapters 4-9 of the ABV Exam Review Course. Please reference the CSO before preparing for the ABV Exam.

This course reviews most of the items on the ABV Exam CSO and should be combined with independent reading and study to prepare for the ABV Exam.

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