ASA views its educational programs as a primary service to its membership and allied professional communities. As a full-service educating, testing, and accrediting professional association, it seeks to provide all necessary and appropriate professional continuing education for both early career and senior appraisers.
To accommodate increasingly knowledgeable and discerning clientele, appraisers need to develop a working mastery of basic and discipline-specific valuation theories and related field practices. ASA's education courses prepare them to remain competitive and in demand for their professional services. By fulfilling ASA's rigorous educational, professional and experience requirements, appraisers can become designated as Accredited Members or Accredited Senior Appraisers in the society. Once accredited, they must maintain a steady participation in a continuing education program to meet the society's mandatory reaccreditation requirements.
ASA provides educational opportunities for career appraisers, those interested in appraising and allied professionals through formal courses, continuing education seminars and special interest workshops and presentations, conducted at sites throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico and Canada.
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Principles of Valuation courses provide instruction and examination at successive, increasing levels in business valuation. They emphasize strict adherence to high ethical standards of professional practice. All instructors are senior members of ASA with proven records of effective, professional instruction.
Advanced courses focus on the appraisal of small businesses and professional practices and on valuing Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
The Business Valuation Committee has sponsored annual Advanced Business Valuation Conferences since 1981. These advanced conferences bring appraisers and business leaders together to examine highly specialized valuation issues. In addition to providing useful technical information and new perspectives, these conferences provide the opportunity to network with other professional appraisers from around the world and around the country.
CAVS program consists of a series of seminars addressing advanced business valuation topics for the advanced valuation practitioner and professionals in related fields. Seminars cover current valuation and financial theory and research, written and taught by leading professionals and academics.
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ASA regional chapters supplement the formal courses and BV Committee seminars and conferences by sponsoring local and regional seminars.