Credentials


ABV Overview

The Accredited in Business Valuation Credential (ABV) gives valuation professionals an edge and sets them apart from others by arming them with the tools and resources needed to provide the best service to their clients.


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Requirements

Eligibility: You will need the following:

  • Hold a valid and unrevoked CPA license or certificate issued by a legally constituted state authority.
  • Pass the ABV Examination (requirement waived for Accredited Members and Accredited Senior Appraisers of the American Society of Appraisers).
  • Upon successfully passing the ABV Examination, complete the ABV Credential Application online or the one contained in the ABV Credential Application Kit. Applicants must attest to meeting the minimum Business Experience and Education requirements & pay the appropriate credential fee.
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Pathway to the ABV Credential

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Exam

Passing the ABV Exam is a required step toward the credential.
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Benefits

The ABV Credential positions you to be an expert in your field and can offer greater revenue opportunities. In addition, you can enjoy the many benefits of FVS Section membership. See all ABV benefits >>

Dues

The annual fee for 2016-17 for the ABV Credential is $370

Renewal Period: Invoices to renew AICPA membership and specialized interest sections , credentials and designations held are sent in June for the upcoming membership year (August 1 - July 31). Payment is due on or before July 31.

Payment Methods: Renew securely online by credit or debit card or by mailing a check. Funds are to be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S financial institution.

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CFF Overview

The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential positions forensic accounting professionals for increased demand in one of the fastest-growing specialty areas for CPAs. To become a CFF Credential holder, the CFF Roadmap serves as a step-by-step guide illustrating how a CPA, at any level of expertise, can utilize the resources provided to FVS Section members to embark on the journey of obtaining the AICPA's CPA-exclusive forensic accounting credential.


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Requirements

Eligibility: You will need the following:

  • Hold a valid and unrevoked CPA license or certificate issued by a legally constituted state authority.
  • Pass the CFF examination. The CFF Exam Content Specification Outline (CSO) includes details of subject areas covered on the exam.
  • Upon successfully passing the CFF Examination, complete the CFF Credential Application online or the CFF Credential Application Kit. Applicants must attest to meeting the minimum Business Experience and Education requirements and pay the appropriate credential fee.

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Pathway to the CFF Credential

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Exam 

Passing the CFF Exam is a required step toward the credential.
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Benefits

The CFF Credential positions you to be experts in your field and can offer greater revenue opportunities. In addition, you enjoy the many benefits of FVS Section membership.  See all CFF benefits >>

Dues

The annual fee for 2016-17 for the CFF Credential is $370.

Renewal Period: Invoices to renew AICPA membership and specialized interest sections , credentials and designations held are sent in June for the upcoming membership year (August 1 - July 31). Payment is due on or before July 31.

Payment Methods: Renew securely online by credit or debit card or by mailing a check. Funds are to be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S financial institution.

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CPA/PFS Overview

The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential allows CPAs to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in personal financial planning. Whether a CPA specializes in personal financial planning with their clients or interacts with other financial planning professionals, the CPA/PFS credential adds credibility. CPA/PFS credential holders have a specific experience, education and examination requirement that sets them apart from other CPAs and financial planners.


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Requirements

Eligibility: You will need the following:

  • Hold a valid and active CPA license and be a regular member of the AICPA.
  • Earn a minimum of 75 hours of PFP education within the 5 years preceding your PFS application.
  • Within the 5 years preceding the PFS application you have completed 2 years of full-time business or teaching experience (or 3,000 hours equivalent) in personal financial planning or, for candidates in academia, a qualified credential holder should be a full-time professor and have taught at least 4 accredited college courses with 50% of their material included in the CPA/PFS Body of Knowledge.
  • Pass the PFP Exam.
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Pathway to the CPA/PFS Credential

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Exam

Passing the CPA/PFS Exam is a required step toward obtaining the credential.
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Benefits

In addition, to the prestige that comes along with obtaining this credential you will also have access to valuable tools and resources such as:
  • The CPA/PFS Marketing/Media Toolkit
  • Listed in the CPA/PFS referral database
  • PFP Section membership and more
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Dues

The annual fee for 2016-17 for the PFS Credential is $370

Renewal Period: Invoices to renew AICPA membership and specialized interest sections, credentials and designations held are sent in June for the upcoming membership year (August 1 - July 31). Payment is due on or before July 31.

Payment Methods: Renew securely online by credit or debit card or by mailing a check. Funds are to be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S financial institution.

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CITP Overview

The Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential acknowledges the CPA professional who has received additional training in the areas of Emerging Trends, Security and Privacy, Business Solutions, IT Assurance and Risk and Data Analytics.


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Requirements

Eligibility: You will need the following:

  • Be a member of the AICPA in good standing.
  • Hold a valid and unrevoked CPA license or certificate issued by a legally constituted state authority.
  • Pass the CITP examination. The CITP Exam Content Specification Outline (CSO) includes details of subject areas covered on the exam.
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CITP Credential Pathway

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Exam

Passing the CITP Exam is a required step toward the credential.
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Benefits

As a CITP your image will be enhanced and you will increase your opportunity and expertise in your field. You will have access to exclusive items such as:
  • The CITP Marketing Toolkit
  • CPA Practice Advisor magazine. 
  • IMTA section membership
  • As well access to AICPA member benefits.
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Dues

The annual fee for 2016-17 for the CITP Credential is $370

Renewal Period: Invoices to renew AICPA membership and specialized interest sections , credentials and designations held are sent in June for the upcoming membership year (August 1 - July 31). Payment is due on or before July 31.

Payment Methods: Renew securely online by credit or debit card or by mailing a check. Funds are to be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S financial institution.

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CEIV™ Overview

With a proven track record of leadership in the full accounting ecosystem - from financial reporting to the audit, the AICPA recognizes the need for increased competence and improved quality, consistency and transparency in the performance of fair value measurements.

As a result, we are introducing the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV) credential for CPAs and Finance Professionals who perform fair value measurements for entities and intangible assets for financial reporting purposes. This includes performing purchase price allocations for business combinations, testing goodwill and other long-lived assets for impairment, estimating the fair value of intangible assets such as customer relationships, patents and more. Download the printable brochure for an overview.

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Benefits

The CEIV credential positions you as an expert in your field and is a powerful way of telling peers, clients and the world that you’re a consistent, reliable, transparent and trusted partner and practitioner in entity and intangible asset valuations. By obtaining the CEIV credential, you will demonstrate your commitment to enhancing audit quality and consistency and transparency in fair value measurements. In addition, you’ll enjoy valuable resources and information as well as the many benefits of AICPA membership.
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CEIV Credential Pathways

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Whether you're a CPA or a finance professional, you will be able to qualify for the CEIV credential. Learn more about the requirements, exams and fees and apply. Choose your pathway below.

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Mandatory Performance Framework

The Mandatory Performance Framework is a practical non-authoritative framework that defines ‘how much’ work is necessary to provide supportable and auditable fair value measurements for financial reporting. The Framework is designed to enhance consistency and transparency in the performance of fair value measurements, to the benefit of the public interest. CEIV credential holders will be required to comply with the Mandatory Performance Framework.
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Quality Monitoring

All CEIV credential holders will be required to submit to an annual, proactive engagement level Quality Monitoring Program. The goal of the Quality Monitoring Program is to provide confidence to markets and regulators that CEIV credential holders are performing high quality valuations in compliance with the Mandatory Performance Framework.
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