Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA.
The Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential is a professional designation exclusively granted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to qualified CPAs who are also business valuation service providers. To earn the ABV credential, candidates must meet minimum qualification requirements, which are based on successfully passing the ABV Examination and meeting minimum valuation-related business experience and education requirements.
The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential is a professional designation exclusively granted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience. The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency, computer forensic analysis, family law, valuations, fraud prevention, detection, and response, financial statement misrepresentations, and economic damages calculations.