Alternative Routes to the ABV

The sponsorship program provides a way.
BY KEVIN YEANOPLOS

In just a few short years “CPA/ABV” has become synonymous with competent, credible valuation service. The market recognizes practitioners with the credential as leaders in the valuation community.

The AICPA’s new ABV Sponsor Program allows CPAs to obtain the ABV credential without taking the ABV examination. The CPA must be an AICPA member in good standing and hold either an AM, CBA, CFA, CVA or similar valuation credential. He or she must have passed a proctored valuation exam (either open or closed book) and have at least 500 hours of business valuation experience. ABV sponsorship also is required. The candidate can have either one ABV sponsor who serves in a supervisory role in his or her own firm or company or two ABV sponsors from outside the firm or company. The sponsor(s) must be familiar with the individual’s valuation work.

Kevin Yeanoplos, CPA, ABV, Brueggeman and
Johnson Yeanoplos PC, Tucson, Ariz.

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