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Credentialing Resources

CVA SealCertified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®)

To support candidate’s successful completion for both requirements for CVA credentialing, the following resources are included with registration fee: 

Understanding Business Valuations for CPAs/Financial Advisors
This ten-hour webinar series (live online or on-demand) covers the fundamentals of valuing business enterprises. It is an excellent pre-read for the BVTC.

CVA Exam Q&A Study Guide
This guide contains a compilation of approximately 1,200 questions of the type included on the NACVA CVA proctored exam. Questions are divided into nine topical categories with subcategories to aid in exam preparation tied to the Core Body of Knowledge for Business Valuations.

Online CVA Case Study Report Writing Clinic 
It is incumbent upon the valuator to fully understand the standards by which his or her valuation report will be judged. Coinciding with the time frame allotted to complete and submit Part Two of the credentialing requirement (evaluating applied experience) this instructor led, live/online and on-demand training mentors candidates though the valuation engagement with particular focus on best practices for business valuation report writing. As specific issues are addressed, CVA candidates will see examples of how to organize valuation reports, develop an enhanced table of contents, consider alternative formats and structures of reports, examine best practices, and use language that is most suitable to the specific engagement faced by the valuator. 

Case Study Research Package 
Critical research components needed to prepare and submit the business valuation report of a subject company— company information, cost of capital, industry data, national and regional economic data, transaction data—are included in this research package.

CVA Case Study Mentor
Seasoned and experienced CVA members of NACVA are available to mentor candidates by answering questions and providing guidance on report writing best practices. 

60-Day Trial Subscriptions to KeyValueData, BVM Pro and BVRW, Including Technical Support 
KeyValueData® —Provides 21 industry databases and resources; the largest selection of any valuation data supplier.

Business Valuation ManagerPro (BVM Pro), Business Valuation Report Writer(BVRW), and Software Coach/Technical Support— These Professional Standards compliant software tools support CVA candidates to successfully complete and submit Part Two of the credentialing requirement: evaluating applied experience. Trial subscription includes coaching and technical support.

NEW Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator Basic—Two-week trial version of this interactive, web-based platform that guides finance professionals through the steps of calculating Cost of Capital.