ICAS ABV Credential Pathway and Requirements

The Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential is granted to CA’s who are members of ICAS who demonstrate considerable expertise in valuation through their knowledge, skill, expertise and adherence to professional standards.

Get started on the pathway to the ABV credential below. Questions about the ABV credential may be submitted to abv@aicpa.org.

ABV Requirements

  1. Be a CA in good standing as defined by ICAS.
  2. Pass the ABV examination (requirement waived for candidates who have passed the ASA credential exam of the American Society of Appraisers, CFA exam level III of the CFA Institute or CBV credential exam of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators).
  3. Meet minimum business experience and education requirements within five years of applying for the ABV credential.
  4. Complete the ABV credential application and pay the respective credential fee of $500, which includes AICPA International Associate Membership, and FVS Section Membership.
  5. Sign a Declaration of Intent to comply with the ABV recertification requirements.
  6. Maintain ICAS membership in good standing.

Refer to the ABV Credential FAQs for further details.