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Expand Your Appraisal Business: Become a Business Certified Appraiser (BCA)

March 13, 2013

ISBALogoA few weeks ago, The International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA) announced the professional credential of Business Certified Appraiser (BCA), and we talked about some of the steps you can take to obtain the credential in order to expand your business by conducting business valuations. Let’s discuss a little bit more in detail how you can obtain the BCA.

Through two levels of course study, you will learn how to appraise a 100% closely held small business. The BCA training, certification, and testing course is a three-step process completed in two separate four-day sessions. Below is some more detailed information about each of the three steps.

Step 1: Valuation Essentials       

The Valuation Essentials course is designed to introduce business valuation concepts and methodologies. Topics covered are geared toward 100% ownership interests in closely held businesses (under $5 million). This course provides a hands-on learning experience toward an individual’s Business Certified Appraiser certification.

Business valuation assignments typically requested in this area are for divorce, buy/sell, partnership buyouts, and SBA/lender financing, to name just a few.

This course is three days in length, with a proctored exam on the morning of the fourth day.

Step 2: Advanced Techniques

A prerequisite to this course is the successful completion and a passing grade on the proctored exam from the Level 1 course.

The Advanced Techniques course covers in-depth issues relating to partial interest valuation assignments for family owned businesses (over $5 million). Oftentimes, partial interest valuation assignments are for litigation, estate taxes, and gift taxes.

The course is three days, with a proctored exam held on the morning of the fourth day.

Step 3: Demonstration Report

The final step is submitting one demonstration report for peer review by the Educational Committee based on specific case study information. (A packet of case study info will be provided upon successfully passing both the Level 1 and Level 2 Courses.)

Click here to request your FREE copy of the BCA FastStartPak to get the information you need to know!

After you have attended both Level 1 and Level 2 courses, successfully passed both proctored exams, and successfully completed a demonstration report, you will be awarded the professional designation of BCA.

Click here to find out when the Level 1 and Level 2 courses are held!

The NEBB Institute endorses and strives to observe the highest standards of professional ethics to preserve the public trust inherent in the professional appraisal practice. The Institute provides initial and monthly comprehensive education, ongoing support, and a dynamic international network, and certifies professionals in the art of machinery/equipment appraisal and brokerage.

By: NEBB Institute

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