CFF and ABV Examinations 


    A woman preparing for the CFF and ABV examinationsThe Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Section offers two credentials: the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential and the  Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential. In order to become a CFF or ABV credential holder, interested candidates must successfully pass the CFF Exam or ABV Exam and meet minimum experience and education requirements.  For more information about each examination, such as the registration and scheduling process, test center locations, exam preparation, access to the Content Specification Outlines, and more, please visit CFF Exam or ABV Exam

    Registration for the 2014 CFF and ABV Exams is currently available as follows: 

    Fall 2014 - deadline is October 14, 2014


    Visit CFF Exam or ABV Exam for information on how to register today! 

    Exam Information

    Exam Dates

    Fall Exam Window: November 14 - December 19, 2014

    Exam Registration

    Fall Exam Registration ends on October 14, 2014

    Exam Length

    The CFF Exam duration is 4 hours (no break provided);
    The
    ABV Exam
    duration is 6 hours (additional 45 minute break provided)

    Exam Review Course

    Preparing for the CFF exam? Attend a live, two-day course and maximize your preparation.
    Locations and dates to be announced soon;
    Preparing for the ABV Exam? Attend a live, two-day course and maximize your preparation.
    Locations and dates to be announced soon;
    Self-study course also available.

    Exam Format

    Both exams are computer-based examinations that consist of discrete multiple choice questions and case study-related multiple choice questions. These exams are offered at the Kryterion High-Stakes Online Secured Testing (HOST) centers.

     

     

    CFF Body of Knowledge

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    The three major areas of the
    body of knowledge covered in the CFF exam consist of:

    • Professional Responsibilities and Practice Management
    • Fundamental Forensic Knowledge (e.g., Laws, Courts and Dispute Resolution, Planning and Preparation, Information Gathering and Preserving Discovery, Reporting, Experts and Testimony)
    • Specialized Forensic Knowledge (e.g., Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Reorganization, Computer Forensic Analysis, Economic Damages Calculations, and more)

     

     


    ABV Body Knowledge
       
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    The three major areas of the
    body of knowledge covered in the ABV exam consist of:
    • Qualitative and Quantitative analysis (Sources of Economic & Industry Data, Macro-Environmental Analysis, Industry Analysis, and Subject Entity Analysis)
    • Valuation Analysis (Levels of Value Appropriate to the Engagement; Valuation Approaches; Discounts, Premiums, and Other Adjustments; and Reconciliation of Indicated Values)
    • Related Topics (Defining the Engagement, Professional Standards, Financial Reporting, Litigation Services, Case Law, Intellectual Property, FLPs & LLCs, ESOPs, Special Classes of Securities, and Reporting
       

     




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