When a dissolution case involves the ownership of a business, you should strongly consider choosing a Forensic Accountant accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). The ABV Credential is granted exclusively by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to qualified CPAs. To earn the ABV Credential, candidates must meet qualification requirements, which are based on successfully passing the ABV Examination and meeting minimum valuation-related business experience and education requirements. These include:
- Holding a valid and unrevoked CPA license or certificate issued by a legally constituted state authority.
- Passing the ABV Examination.
- Completing the ABV Credential Application upon successfully passing the ABV Examination.
- Completing 75 hours of valuation-related continuing professional education (CPE). All hours must be obtained within the 5-year period preceding the date of application.
- Attesting to meeting the minimum education
- and business experience, and payment of the appropriate credential fee.
- Completing at least 6 business valuation engagements or achieving 150 hours of
- business valuation experience within the 5-year period preceding the date of the credential application.
- Signing a Declaration of Intent to comply with the requirements of ABV Recertification.
ABV credential holders rightly consider themselves the premier business valuation service providers. We stand out from those not certified by going beyond the core service of reaching a conclusion of value and creating an advantage for clients through the strategic application of this analysis.