ABV Credential Recertification 

    To maintain an active ABV Credential, ABV Credential holders must pay an annual renewal fee of $360 and meet the following ABV recertification requirements every three years:

    • Regular membership in good standing in the AICPA
    • A valid and unrevoked CPA certificate issued by a legally constituted state authority
    • 60 hours of CPE related to the ABV Body of Knowledge (See fields listed in Experience Requirements of ABV Credential Application Kit)
    • Submission (via the internet) of a statement of intent to continue to comply with all recertification requirements.

    The initial ABV application covers the period from the credential holders ABV start date for a period of three years. At the end of that calendar year, an email will be sent notifying ABV Credential holders that they need to recertify.

    June, 2009  Become a ABV Credential holder  
    June, 2012  End of initial 3 year period
    December 31, 2012  Recertification required
    December 31, 2015  Next recertification required

    NOTE: Failure to recertify results in the loss of the ABV Credential.

    The AICPA reserves the right to audit recertification attestations. If selected, the ABV Credential holder will be contacted to provide further substantiation.

    Questions? Email the ABV team or call us at 1-888-777-7077.

    What is my ABV recertification date?
    A man tries to access his ABV recertification date
    • Click the “My Account” link at the top of this page
    • Then click the “My Account Welcome Page” link on the left of screen
    • Then click the “Manage Memberships and Credentials” link on the left of the screen
    • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and under the heading “Credentials”, check the recertification date displayed

    If the date is:
    12/31/2016: You have already recertified for 12/31/13
    12/31/2015 or 2014: You will need to recertify by those dates
    12/31/2013: You need to recertify now. See the instructions below.

    Special Instructions for Members with 12/31/13 Recertification Date
    A checklist for recertification dates To recertify your ABV Credential, please follow these instructions (Downloadable tutorial with screen-shots):
    • Click the “My Account” link at top of this web page and go to My Account page.
    • Click the “My Account Welcome Page” link on the left of the screen and go to the welcome page.
    • In the middle of the screen you should see a sentence about recertification with a “Recertify Online” link.
    • Clicking that link will take you to the page where you can attest to meeting the recertification requirements.
    • Complete and submit this page and you are recertified until 12/31/2016.

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