ISBA Delivers Options in Learning to Become a Business Valuation Professional
The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA) is offering flexibility to our members in receiving our business valuation credential, the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) designation. To aid the business valuation student, the ISBA introduces a four day valuation course combining instruction on valuation approaches and methods using valuation software in the following manner.
The student learns the basics of business valuation through a self-paced study program entitled "Valuation Essentials - Level 1" which is provided in a virtual learning environment. This on-line education curriculum allows the student flexibility to learn on their own schedule. Then after completing Level 1, the student can then attend the four day "in-classroom" training - "Advanced Techniques - Level 2" offered periodically throughout the year. This hybrid training model saves money and time away from personal and business commitments as the classes are offered on weekend dates.
ISBA agrees that the valuation professional must demonstrate their knowledge to arrive at a defensible estimate of value. Using hands-on classroom training by analyzing case study examples, the student is able to complete the course better prepared to meet the needs of their clients.
The use of software in the classroom allows the student to fully understand the fundamentals of the valuation process which is much more than just pushing a button. Technology in the area of business valuation has drastically improved by incorporating spreadsheet calculations into the analysis which allows the business valuator to support the conclusion of value. Knowing how the approaches and methods impact the final value is taught in the classroom by knowledgeable industry leaders which in turn produces better qualified professionals.
Mr. Ron Rudich, CPA/ABV/CFF, MS, MCBA, CVA/ABAR/MAFF, CM&AA, BCA, CMEA, Senior Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Support for Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A., in Owings Mills, MD, is our Instructor and an architect of the BCA Course. He is a practitioner with over 30 years of experience who has published white papers and articles on business valuation, a speaker on the subject matter, and is the past Chair of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Business Appraisers. Mr. Rudich provides some insight into the course...
"For the first time ever by any valuation association, the ISBA presented a six-day Level One and Level Two course that not only taught how to become a business valuator but also incorporates additional instruction in learning the business valuation software. With this approach, each candidate for certification experienced an in-depth knowledge curve enabling them to be able to complete a business valuation with the use of the software and not have to learn the software on their own."
Level 1 - Self paced study $750
Level 2 - In Classroom training $1350
Total Cost $2100
First Year membership dues
"The presenters were well prepared and the sessions were very intense, relevant and very helpful to learn about business valuation. Incorporating valuation software from the beginning through the end of day six, was instrumental in jump starting the opportunity to bring all of the information together to write a sample demonstration report."
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