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Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Who are CVAs?

A CVA must hold a valid license as a Certified Public Accountant.  CPAs who wish to specialize in a lucrative, non-seasonal consulting niche; merger and acquisition consultants, investment and financial analysts, investment bankers, financial officers, business advisors, accounting and finance professors; in short, anyone who deals with business value in the course of his or her work are all good candidates for becoming a Certified Valuation Analyst.

 In addition to passing a comprehensive five-hour, multiple-choice, proctored exam, CVA applicants must successfully demonstrate that they meet NACVA’s experience requirement by completing a Case Study or submitting an actual and sanitized fair market value report, prepared during the last 12 months, for peer review.

How do I meet the CVA CPE requirements?

Specific FunCPE fraud courses are acceptable for CVA CPE credit. CVAs in every state can receive credit for our courses.

The Financial Forensics Institute, a division of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) recertification program follows a 100-point system, whereby credentialed members must obtain 100 or more points to comply with recertification. The new point system allows points credit for life-long learning, contributions to industry knowledge and for experience, upon meeting certain criteria.

CVAs must obtain a minimum of 36 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) in areas of

  • valuation,
  • litigation,
  • financial forensics/fraud consulting, or
  • related applications.

Fifty percent or more of the 36 hour requirement must be earned in the subject areas of valuation and/or litigation.

If you elect to take more than 36 hours of continuing education, you can receive additional points.  The point system is detailed on the nacva.com website.

Courses must be reported annually by December 31st. 

Rules and requirements for CVA credential holders (Per the NACVA website):

Programs that qualify as CPE

NACVA has not defined specific approved courses, but any course or conference sponsored or endorsed by NACVA, or any course or conference with valuation, litigation, financial forensics or fraud in its title would clearly apply.

There will be gray areas, i.e., courses having some application to these disciplines, and we ask designees to use their best judgment to determine compliance and the appropriate hours to report. NACVA reserves the right to request more specific proof or evidence of course attendance and content, upon which a full determination can be made as to actual compliance to the CPE requirement.

Accordingly, FunCPE Fraud courses qualify for CPE credit.

FunCPE has the following fraud courses:

Financial Number Game Cost | Hours: $56 |  16 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Financial Numbers Game ($1-$20)
Valid for: Most CPAs | others
 Not Valid for:  EA | AFSP


Fraud Investigation CPE course for CPA, CFE, CFS and other financial professionals Cost | Hours: $40  |  10 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Forensic Accounting  ($41-$47)
Valid for:  Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP


106112 Cost | Hours: $52  |  14 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Fraud Prevention-2nd Ed. ($23-$30)
Valid for:  Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP 

Meets California Fraud CPE requirements.  

1062 Cost | Hours: $70  |  20 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Financial Statement Fraud ($41-$55)
Valid for: Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP

Three reasons to try FunCPE:
  1. You can order the books needed for the courses for home delivery with no shipping charges
  2. No hidden additional sales tax or shipping cost
  3. All FunCPE exams are available online 24/7 to help you meet your CPE requirements on time

We welcome Certified Valuation Analysts to our site and would like to serve your needs better. Please contact us with any suggestions for new course topics for Fraud CPE specifically.


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