Forensic and Valuation CPE & Events
The AICPA provides guidance and training to help you enhance your knowledge, understanding, and competencies in the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation. Our live educational events, web-based education and self-study education provides FVS Section members, including CFF and ABV credential holders, with the opportunity to learn about timely issues and best practices while gaining important forensic and valuation knowledge.
CPE is required for CPAs to maintain their professional competence and provide quality professional services.
Upcoming 2020 Events
May - Development of a Forensic Practice (CPE: 1.5)
June - Wall St vs. Main St Valuations: Market Swings due to COVID-19 (CPE: 1.5)
July - International Valuation Standards (CPE: 1)
August - Valuation of Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies (CPE: 1.5)
***September - Forensic Services in a Global Economy (CPE 1.5)
October - Annual Economic Damages (Case Law) Update (CPE.1.5)
November - Application of Blockchain Technology in Business Valuation (CPE 1.5)
***December - Valuation Innovation (CPE 1.5)
Free with CPE for all registrants
***Free with CPE for FVS Section members and CFF and ABV credential holders
- FVS members have exclusive access to archived recordings of previously recorded webcasts in the FVS Webcast Library.
Conferences & Workshops
AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference
November 9-11, 2020
This conference features experts in forensic accounting and business valuation, as well as big picture issues and useful real-world techniques.
AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
Dates coming soon.
The skills you need to command the courtroom. Limited to 18 participants, this exclusive and hands-on workshop is designed to provide expert witnesses with a realistic courtroom experience, one-on-one feedback and guidance from lawyers, judges and financial experts, as well as video-recorded sessions for evaluations and personalized development. The objective is to provide a highly interactive experience focusing on the practical skills necessary to credibly communicate a professional opinion to a trier of fact.
AICPA Business Valuation School
July 20-24 - Englewood, CO
Oct. 5-9 - Durham, NC
This comprehensive program can help CPAs and finance professionals broaden their skills to confidently assess and maximize the value of a client’s business. 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. You’ll build a solid foundation in business valuation help meet the learning requirements to pursue the ABV credential.
AICPA ABV Exam Review Sources
Dates coming soon.
The only comprehensive review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of professionals associated with the AICPA. You’ll gain a comprehensive overview of information covered in the ABV exam’s Content Specification Outline (CSO), which serves as the AICPA’s body of knowledge in this area. You’ll also receive helpful test-taking tips, access to review questions and a copy of the review textbook.
AICPA Fair Value Measurements Workshop
Dates coming soon.
Leading valuation expert, Mark Zyla, will lead the workshop with real-world case studies, “how-to’s” and extended Q&A opportunities. Detailed examples of measuring the fair value of individual assets, especially as prepared by a valuation specialist will be covered. Exchange ideas with colleagues, peers and network with other financial leaders.
Core & Specialized Forensic Accounting Certificate Programs
Use these certificate programs as a more flexible way to earn your CFF Credential.
The Core Forensic Accounting Certificate covers the areas essential to the planning, performance and reporting for all forensic accounting engagements including evidence identification and gathering, discovery, interview techniques, deposition and testimony, reporting requirements and more.
The Specialized Forensic Accounting Certificate covers unique areas of a forensic engagement including bankruptcy, business/individual/intellectual property damages, mergers and acquisitions, family law, divorce and more. The flexibility in earning both of these certificates saves you approximately 20 CPE hours versus having to earn 75 CPE credits if you opt to not utilize these programs.
Self-Study: Forensic Accounting
Highly experienced instructors define and explain the disciplined approaches to forensic accounting that lead to a thorough knowledge of the varied specialties within forensic accounting. Learn more >>
This certificate program is tailored to provide an introduction to financial forensics and help you become familiar with the forensic accountant's professional responsibility. Learn more >>
Forensic accountants know all too well the increasing pressure to accurately detect fraudulent financial reporting and to preemptively redesign internal controls to prevent misappropriation of assets. Learn techniques to sharpen your forensic skills, helping you to detect fraudulent activities in their many guises. Learn more >>
Whether your business is small, large, or a not-for-profit entity, this CPE course will provide you with descriptions of how major frauds are perpetrated, allowing you to gain insight into the types of cost-effective controls you can implement to prevent or detect deceptive acts. Learn more >>
Closely aligned with the ABV Exam, the AICPA's ABV Exam Review Course covers a comprehensive range of business valuation knowledge. The review course includes Part 1 and 2 of the ABV Exam and over 300 practice questions. Learn more >>
This CPE course covers the basic concepts, theory, and application of business valuation. Get a general overview that allows you to enhance your understanding of the concepts presented by putting them to the test in a real-life case study. Learn more >>
A great in-depth first course for those seeking to learn more about this hot, premium-priced service for clients and attorneys. This course combines real-world experience and all the fundamental information in an easy-to-digest style. Learn more >>
Learn about issues that arise when fair value accounting is implemented under existing FASB standards and the application of fair value measurement in the context of business combinations. Gain insights into the rationale behind fair value measurement. Learn more >>