Specialization

I Need Specialized Education.

All specializations start with training, and we have it all when it comes to business valuation and financial forensics and its related subcategories, including litigation consulting, expert witnessing, fraud, matrimonial, damages, insolvency, intellectual property, and forensic accounting. We also have extensive training in mergers and acquisitions, exit planning, and healthcare consulting. To support our professionals’ desire to distinguish and market themselves, we have multiple certifications one can obtain in different areas of specialization.



Live Training


Business Valuation Training available through the Consultants' Training Institute.

The business valuation industry performed relatively well during the recent economic downturn due to a rise in bankruptcies that offset a low level of merger and acquisition activity. Growth is anticipated to continue at a strong pace in light of the vast number of U.S. babyboomers reaching retirement age who are considering the sale of their businesses, interest rates that are forecast to remain low, and a dramatic rise in activity in the healthcare industry. CPAs and other financial service professionals are uniquely positioned and highly qualified to provide business valuation services for these purposes.

The CTI offers training in conjunction with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) to provide the business valuation designation, Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®), through its Business Valuation Certification and Training Center (BVTC). The BVTC, taught in over 10 countries, is the most comprehensive and complete foundational training program teaching to the body of knowledge on how to value private business enterprises and assisting attendees in preparing for any business valuation certification. The CVA is the only business valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™).

To help valuators as they advance in their business valuation skills, the CTI offers the Intermediate Business Valuation Training Center, Advanced Valuation: Applications and Models Workshop, Discounts for Lack of Marketability (DLOM) Workshop, Report Writing: Review and Analysis, Current Update in Valuations, Valuing Family Limited Partnerships WorkshopIndustry Standards and Ethics, and many others.


Financial Litigation Training available through the Consultants' Training Institute.
 

Due to increased regulation and regulatory enforcement, an increasing number of financial crimes, and a record number of bankruptcies and corporate restructurings, the demand for financial litigation and forensic accounting services is set to soar. To help CPAs and other financial service professionals obtain the necessary training, certification, and credibility so they can grow and thrive in these areas, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) and the Consultants’ Training Institute® (CTI®) offer specialized certification and training programs, and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) credential.

Unlike most financial litigation training that tends to be general in scope, the Financial Litigation Consulting Professionals Workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the professional responsibilities and legal underpinnings necessary to providing credible financial forensics services along with an overview of the highest growth areas of financial forensics practice. The nationally recognized and seasoned financial forensic experts who teach the programs also dive into the methodologies and approaches for calculating damages, financial investigative and forensic accounting techniques, skills development for communicating with judges, attorneys, and juries, and practice building strategies that are being employed by successful and emerging financial forensic analysts.

The online Financial Litigation Specialty Webinars offered in seven specialty tracks define both the legal and professional environments today in order to introduce relevant precedents, case law, and professional standards.

The CTI also offers practitioners several expert witness skills development workshops, including the Expert Witness Bootcamp and Matrimonial Expert Witness Bootcamp, applicable to expert witness from all walks, as well as attorneys. The Effective Expert Witnessing Clinic is a series of three webinar weeks that focus on critical aspects of expert witnessing. The CTI also offers the Litigation Report Writing Workshop to help practitioners raise the bar and learn effective approaches to writing an expert damages report for use in a litigation matter.

The Forensic Accounting Academy© (Academy) is the most all-inclusive training in forensic accounting available to date.  The intensive and hands-on, four-day Academy provides a one-stop source of 300+ tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies applicable to virtually any large or small financial matter, whether civil, criminal, or dispute, and defines the financial forensics/forensic accounting profession: “The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money©.”

For the first time ever, take an inside look at the mind of the fraudster. The Behavioral Forensics Academy™ takes you there, along with a fascinating exploration of what makes people fall for their swindles. It will make you take a longer look when hiring new employees and know what behavioral red flags to look for in the workplace.


Consulting Specialties Training available through the Consultants' Training Institute.

The CTI offers several courses designed for accounting and financial consulting professionals to gain necessary education to provide additional consulting services to their clients.
 
The Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Workshop is a newly-developed course designed to help consulting practices and CPA firms grow revenues and differentiate their service offering.  This training enhances the value they bring to their clients to help them grow, optimize, and protect their company’s value, to position them for a successful exit.  This workshop explores the changing M&A regulations and shifts the emphasis of previous M&A training programs from transaction-centric to shareholder value-centric where the M&A transaction is a “means to an end” rather than the “end” itself.  
 
The Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop is designed to provide consultants with an in-depth view of advanced topics in middle market mergers and acquisitions through a combination of class presentations, attendee discussions, and case studies.
 
The CTI partners with the Exit Planning Institute™ (EPI), which sponsors the five-day Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Credentialing Program and leads to the CEPA certification designed to help professional advisors learn more about the EPI Value Accerlation Methodolgy™.

The CoreValue® #1 Best Selling Business Consulting Software System—Training is designed to assist consultants help businesses get stronger and add more value.

The Four Pillars of Healthcare Valuation is a distant education  program consisting of ten four-hour course modules covering basic valuation tenets, competitive forces in healthcare, an overview of the regulatory environment, technological advancements in the industry, changes in reimbursement, development of a commercial reasonableness opinion, inpatient and outpatient enterprises, valuing intangible assets and tangible personal property, and the classification and valuation of healthcare services.




Online Learning

Live Webinars available through the Consultants' Training Institute.

Earn CPE from the comfort and convenience of your office or home. The CTI has scheduled themed webinar weeks that will focus on the various areas of specialty within business valuation, financial forensics, exit planning, M&A, and healthcare. These webinar weeks will, in essence, be webinar conferences offered over the course of a week.

CPE On-Demand—Training at Your Fingertips.

This convenient method for gaining the highest quality of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is affordable, easy to access, and available to you on-demand.



Self-Study

Self-study training available from NACVA.com.

The Business Valuation Certification and Training Center (BVTC)—co-sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts®—is also available as a self-study course (sold as individual courses, or in customizable packages).  The BVTC delivers the comprehensive and complete foundational training program teaching to the body of knowledge on how to value private business enterprises.  The training prepares attendees to pass any business valuation certification exam offered in the profession; particularly the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation offered by NACVA.