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  • Product not yet rated Contains 48 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/26/2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    The BCA Certification Program includes all three levels of the Business Certified Appraiser Body of Knowledge (BCA-BOK).

    Start Date:          May 23, 2022

    End Date:           July 14, 2022

    Format:               Online (a blend of virtual synchronous and asynchronous collaboration)

    Hours:                 32 hours (includes 3 hours per week for readings and discussions) 


    The Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) certification program provides a hands-on learning experience to help candidates prepare for and obtain the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) designation. The path to obtaining the BCA designation involves completing two self-study courses—Valuation Essentials and Advanced Valuation Techniques—passing the proctored BCA exam, and submitting a written demonstration report for peer review. 

    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). The Advanced Valuation Techniques course covers in-depth issues relating to minority interest valuation assignments in family-owned businesses (over $5 million). Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify and apply business valuation terminology, concepts, and methodologies
    • Read and interpret financial statements
    • Normalize financial information
    • Identify earning streams
    • Develop rates of return
    • Calculate and apply ratios
    • Apply discounts and premiums
    • Understand the market approach to value and reconciliation

    Live classes are held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. EST. The cost of your exam is included with your registration. 

    Shawn Hyde

    CBA, CVA, CMEA, BCA

    International Society of Business Appraisers

    Shawn Hyde, CBA, CVA, CMEA, BCA has over 20 years of valuation and appraisal experience in numerous industries. He currently serves as the executive director of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). He is a Certified Business Appraiser, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser, and a Business Certified Appraiser. He has written and taught courses for the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). He has served on the IBA’s Education Board, and the IBA’s Board of Governors, and is a past Editor in Chief of the IBA’s professional journal, Business Appraisal Practice.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 48 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/17/2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    The BCA Certification Program includes all three levels of the Business Certified Appraiser Body of Knowledge (BCA-BOK).

    Start Date:          March 16, 2022

    End Date:           May 10, 2022

    Format:               Online (a blend of virtual synchronous and asynchronous collaboration)

    Hours:                 32 hours (includes 3 hours per week for readings and discussions) 


    The Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) certification program provides a hands-on learning experience to help candidates prepare for and obtain the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) designation. The path to obtaining the BCA designation involves completing two self-study courses—Valuation Essentials and Advanced Valuation Techniques—passing the proctored BCA exam, and submitting a written demonstration report for peer review. 

    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). The Advanced Valuation Techniques course covers in-depth issues relating to minority interest valuation assignments in family-owned businesses (over $5 million). Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify and apply business valuation terminology, concepts, and methodologies
    • Read and interpret financial statements
    • Normalize financial information
    • Identify earning streams
    • Develop rates of return
    • Calculate and apply ratios
    • Apply discounts and premiums
    • Understand the market approach to value and reconciliation

    Live classes are held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. EST. The cost of your exam is included with your registration. 

    Shawn Hyde

    CBA, CVA, CMEA, BCA

    International Society of Business Appraisers

    Shawn Hyde, CBA, CVA, CMEA, BCA has over 20 years of valuation and appraisal experience in numerous industries. He currently serves as the executive director of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). He is a Certified Business Appraiser, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser, and a Business Certified Appraiser. He has written and taught courses for the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). He has served on the IBA’s Education Board, and the IBA’s Board of Governors, and is a past Editor in Chief of the IBA’s professional journal, Business Appraisal Practice.

  • Contains 48 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 01/13/2022 at 4:00 PM (EST)

    The BCA Certification Program includes all three levels of the Business Certified Appraiser Body of Knowledge (BCA-BOK).

    Start Date:           January 9, 2022

    Last Live Session:  March 3, 2022

    Format:                Online (a blend of virtual synchronous and asynchronous collaboration)

    Hours:                  32 hours (includes 3 hours per week for readings and discussions) 


    The Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) certification program provides a hands-on learning experience to help candidates prepare for and obtain the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) designation. The path to obtaining the BCA designation involves completing two self-study courses—Valuation Essentials and Advanced Valuation Techniques—passing the proctored BCA exam, and submitting a written demonstration report for peer review. 

    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). The Advanced Valuation Techniques course covers in-depth issues relating to minority interest valuation assignments in family-owned businesses (over $5 million). Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify and apply business valuation terminology, concepts, and methodologies
    • Read and interpret financial statements
    • Normalize financial information
    • Identify earning streams
    • Develop rates of return
    • Calculate and apply ratios
    • Apply discounts and premiums
    • Understand the market approach to value and reconciliation

    Live classes are held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. EST. The cost of your exam is included with your registration. 

    Shawn Hyde

    CBA, CVA, CMEA, BCA

    International Society of Business Appraisers

    Shawn Hyde, CBA, CVA, CMEA, BCA has over 20 years of valuation and appraisal experience in numerous industries. He currently serves as the executive director of the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). He is a Certified Business Appraiser, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser, and a Business Certified Appraiser. He has written and taught courses for the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA). He has served on the IBA’s Education Board, and the IBA’s Board of Governors, and is a past Editor in Chief of the IBA’s professional journal, Business Appraisal Practice.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/11/2022 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    We ran out of time in the November webinar, so here we will finish out the presentation of the detailed search features, and then learn about other tools available for the business appraiser.

    In this session, join us in a live demo to learn how to utilize all of the in-depth search features and functionality available in the Deal Stats platform. Plus, discover other invaluable tools available from BVR to assist you in your valuation work, including economic and industry reports, cost of capital data, discount and premium resources, and more.

    Adam Manson

    Director of Valuation Data

    Business Valuation Resources, LLC

    Adam Manson is the Director of Valuation Data at Business Valuation Resources, LLC, a firm that provides data and tools to business appraisers. Adam oversees the various data products offered by BVR and has led the development of various platforms and tools, including DealStats (BVR's flagship offering), the Cost of Capital Professional, and the Guideline Public Company Comps Tool, among others. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. from Portland State University.

    Oday Merhi

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Business Valuation Resources, LLC

    Oday Merhi is a Senior Financial Analyst at Business Valuation Resources (BVR). Oday, alongside his other responsibilities, works on revising incoming closed deal transactions that are sourced from the middle markets as well as researching the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other exchanges for publicly available M&A information. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in finance from Portland State University and a Masters of Science in Financial Management from Boston University.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/16/2021 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    There are distinctions between asset and equity betas.

    Beta is a measure of a stock’s market risk and is used by both investors seeking an indication of an issue’s volatility relative to the overall stock market and by valuators ascertaining the Cost of Equity. While Betas tend to vary across companies and industries, in this webinar, we will focus primarily on the distinctions between Asset and Equity Betas. Afterwards, we will conclude with a brief demonstration on how Betas are calculated with Excel and used in determining the Cost of Equity under various models.

    Dr. Joel M. DiCicco,

    CPA, ICVS-A, BCA, PFS, CFF, CGMA

    Dr. Joel DiCicco is a CPA with over 35 years of practitioner experience in finance, taxation, and accounting. For approximately 20 years, Joel worked for the IRS with increasingly responsible jobs leading up to his position as Territory Manager for Financial Products.  In this role, he worked and supervised the most complex and sophisticated tax structuring and valuation issues. He also served on details as Territory Manager for both Global High Wealth and Large Business Employment Taxes. Dr. DiCicco has been a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University for more than 15 years and is now a full-time senior instructor for the Graduate Executive programs. Joel serves on both the Florida Institute of CPA’s Editorial Committee for CPA Today and the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee. In addition to his PhD from Florida Atlantic University in Public Administration focusing on budgeting and finance, Joel has both a MS in Taxation from Florida International University and an MBA in Finance from Manhattan College.  He is also credentialed in valuation, forensics, and management accounting.  

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This session will provide a practical demonstration on how to use DealStats.

    In this session, learn more about the DealStats platform (formerly Pratt’s Stats), including the source of the data, the screening process, and how to easily identify and analyze comparable private business sales. DealStats has advanced search functionality allowing you to screen over 42,000+ transaction comps and includes built-in analysis tools to take the pain out of doing comp research. This session will provide a practical demonstration on how to use DealStats. Whether you are a DealStats user or are new to the platform, you should register for this event today.

    Adam Manson

    Director of Valuation Data

    Business Valuation Resources, LLC

    Adam Manson is the Director of Valuation Data at Business Valuation Resources, LLC, a firm that provides data and tools to business appraisers. Adam oversees the various data products offered by BVR and has led the development of various platforms and tools, including DealStats (BVR's flagship offering), the Cost of Capital Professional, and the Guideline Public Company Comps Tool, among others. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. from Portland State University.

    Oday Merhi

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Business Valuation Resources, LLC

    Oday Merhi is a Senior Financial Analyst at Business Valuation Resources (BVR). Oday, alongside his other responsibilities, works on revising incoming closed deal transactions that are sourced from the middle markets as well as researching the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other exchanges for publicly available M&A information. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in finance from Portland State University and a Masters of Science in Financial Management from Boston University.

    Gaelan Duncan

    BVR Analyst

    Business Valuation Resources, LLC

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Many business appraisers use the build-up method. Let's talk about it.

    For this month's webinar, I want to get back into the basics and discuss the use of the method many of us rely on to estimate the cost of capital for the privately held businesses we appraise.  I want to talk about the underlying data, and the choices we make to select the final risk rate we use.

    Adam Manson

    Director of Valuation Data

    Business Valuation Resources, LLC

    Adam Manson is the Director of Valuation Data at Business Valuation Resources, LLC, a firm that provides data and tools to business appraisers. Adam oversees the various data products offered by BVR and has led the development of various platforms and tools, including DealStats (BVR's flagship offering), the Cost of Capital Professional, and the Guideline Public Company Comps Tool, among others. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. from Portland State University.

  • Contains 8 Component(s)

    Advanced Financial Analysis discussion, also includes a walkthrough of a valuation case.

    Follow Paul Hyde as he describes the process a business appraiser goes through during the financial analysis process, runs through a case study discussing and describing how the financial analysis can be performed, and discusses how the analysis affects the value conclusion.   This example will also include a guided tour through the application of valuation methods.

    Paul R. Hyde

    BCA, ASA-BV, ASA-M&E, ASA-RP, MAI

    Paul R. Hyde is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation, Real Property, and Machinery & Equipment, a Certified General Appraiser in Real Estate, and he holds the Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) designation. Paul R. Hyde is the only appraiser to hold the ASA professional designation in Business Valuation, Machinery & Equipment, and Real Property (confirmed by ASA in November 2017). Paul appraises all sizes of businesses from large private businesses for Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) to small mom and pop businesses for divorces, a wide variety of machinery and equipment, virtually all types of real estate and livestock. Paul has taught classes for a variety of organizations in business valuation, investments, tax planning, and small business management. Paul works full time in the business, machinery & equipment, and real estate appraisal field.

  • Contains 33 Component(s)

    A 5% adjustment will not incorporate the operating risk of the business that utilizes the subject real property. Learn more here.

    There are businesses that include real estate as an operating asset of the business.  A 5% adjustment to account for the Goodwill/intangible assets held by the operation is not how to value the business component, and business appraisers generally do not have a license to appraise real estate.  This course is for those appraisers who have both real estate and business valuation experience, and who want to learn how to best appraise those businesses like truck stops, assisted living facilities, amusement parks, movie theaters, convention centers, and other similar properties.

    Paul R. Hyde

    BCA, ASA-BV, ASA-M&E, ASA-RP, MAI

    Paul R. Hyde is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation, Real Property, and Machinery & Equipment, a Certified General Appraiser in Real Estate, and he holds the Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) designation. Paul R. Hyde is the only appraiser to hold the ASA professional designation in Business Valuation, Machinery & Equipment, and Real Property (confirmed by ASA in November 2017). Paul appraises all sizes of businesses from large private businesses for Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) to small mom and pop businesses for divorces, a wide variety of machinery and equipment, virtually all types of real estate and livestock. Paul has taught classes for a variety of organizations in business valuation, investments, tax planning, and small business management. Paul works full time in the business, machinery & equipment, and real estate appraisal field.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Business appraisers analyze financial statements, does it matter if they are prepared on a cash or an accrual basis?

    In this article, Ron Rudich discusses some of the issues business appraisers deal with while analyzing financial statements that the client provides.  Sometimes we can get data prepared on an accrual basis, and sometimes we can't.  He brings the severity of this issue to the forefront, where we can be comfortable with the decisions we have to make.

    Ronald D. Rudich

    CPA, MS, MCBA, CVA/ABAR/MAFF, CM&AA, CMEA, BCA

    Mr. Rudich's primary area of expertise is in the valuation of closely held businesses, litigation support services, and machinery and equipment appraisals. Mr. Rudich performs the following valuation services: scrutiny and analysis of an opposing business valuation, preparation of deposition questions, gift and estate tax related issues, marital dissolutions, pricing of transactions and structuring analysis including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions of business property, going concern opinions, dissenting shareholder issues and business loss quantification analysis. Mr. Rudich has prepared many business valuations and has testified in court cases, and depositions involving valuation of closely held businesses. He has been admitted as an expert witness in cases involving business valuations, divorce proceedings and bankruptcies.