Credentials, Niche, Vanity, Certification

CPA – Niche, Credential, Certification



The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential positions forensic accounting professionals for increased demand in one of the fastest-growing specialty areas for CPAs. To become a CFF Credential holder, the CFF Roadmap serves as a step-by-step guide illustrating how a CPA, at any level of expertise, can use the resources provided to FVS Section members to embark on the journey of obtaining the AICPA’s CPA-exclusive forensic accounting credential.



The Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential acknowledges the CPA professional who has received additional training in the areas of Emerging Trends, Security, and Privacy, Business Solutions, IT Assurance and Risk and Data Analytics.



The Accredited in Business Valuation Credential (ABV) gives valuation professionals an edge and sets them apart from others by arming them with the tools and resources needed to provide the best service to their clients.

Personal Financial Specialist
Personal Financial Specialist


The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential allows CPAs to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in personal financial planning. Whether a CPA specializes in personal financial planning with their clients or interacts with other

financial planning professionals, the CPA/PFS credential adds credibility. CPA/PFS credential holders have a specific experience, education and examination requirement that sets them apart from other CPAs and financial planners.


 Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV) credential for CPAs and Finance Professionals


who perform fair value measurements for entities and intangible assets for financial reporting purposes. This includes performing purchase price allocations for business combinations, testing goodwill and other long-lived assets for impairment, estimating the fair value of intangible assets such as customer relationships, patents and more



The CGMA designation distinguishes professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy, and management.  It is underpinned by extensive global research to maintain the highest relevance with employers, and develop competencies most in demand.

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