Our goal is to provide you with the education you need

You who are reading this right now are likely engaged in some form of professional consultation services or wish to be and may have been asked by a client if you could help them determine the value of a privately held business. Publicly held companies are appraised every day on the stock market; however, the corner hardware store, the local coffee shop, a regional distributor, or even a small manufacturing business located just outside of town are harder to put a value on.

Some will say a business is worth whatever anyone will pay for it, but what if no one wants to sell the business?

What if:

  • the ownership interest is a party to marital dissolution

  • a non-controlling owner wishes to be bought out by the controlling shareholder or enterprise

  • the owner has passed away, and now the estate needs to decide on the business operations

We are the International Society of Business Appraisers. Our goal is to provide you with the education and certification you need to assist your clients in these matters.


BCA Course line up

The ISBA has upgraded our Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) training courses to more closely approximate how an online college course would function.

We have two versions set up:

  • A self-paced option where students will be able to progress as fast or as slow as they wish through the course materials for $1,500.

  • An eight-week version of the course where we have sections broken out into a collection of weekly pre-reading materials, followed by an hour or two of live instruction each week for $2,100.

  • Contact us at marketing@intlbca.com if you would like to schedule a call.

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Additional Training

The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA) also provides additional courses for business appraisers, including:

  • Advanced financial analysis techniques

  • Training for business appraisers who are also real estate appraisers, wishing to support their conclusions of value for going concern properties

  • Anyone wishing to learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel more efficiently

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BCA Course line up

Take a look at ISBA’s comprehensive educational courses to find out how you can learn to value a small to Main Street business. You will want to check back often for class dates, location, and information.

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Member Benefits

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Additional Training

The exclusive “BCA Document Vault” is for ISBA Members. It is filled with news, FREE podcasts, tools, research, reference, and much, much more! Join ISBA today to gain access and realize the unsurpassed benefits.

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Do You Want To Learn How To Value A Small Or Main Street Business?

The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA) is the New-Valuation Association-on-the-Block that fills the gap so you don’t feel left behind!

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