What are Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE)?

Continuing education is an important concept. Obtaining the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) designation is the first step, but we can’t teach you everything you need to know in one course.

Why is CPE necessary?

There are other aspects of business appraisal that the BCA course does not cover in detail, such as Economic Damages cases, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Intangible Property valuations, Fair Value for Financial Reporting, and many others. If you want to get into those types of valuation projects, you need to take continued education training.

The ISBA requires its members to obtain at least 36 hours of CPE every three years.

What qualifies as Continuing Professional Education?

ISBA Provided Sources

Monthly Webinars

Once a month, generally on the first Tuesday of each month, we send out a newsletter that discusses the webinar presented that month. The webinars are typically held the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am Central time; however, we adjust the schedule as needed for special speakers.

Additional Training Courses

The ISBA provides additional training on a variety of topics, and our library will continue to expand. Courses are available through our updated learning management system.

Writing a Course

If you write a training course on an approved topic and present it, the ISBA will award you twice the amount of CPE and pay you a royalty once a quarter based on the number of times the course is purchased. Send topics to Shyde@intlBCA.com for approval, and you must present the training at least once so we can record it to show it again to other attendees.

Other Accepted Sources of CPE

Other organizations also offer business valuation or USPAP related training. The ISBA accepts those courses for Continuing Professional Education. Submit details on courses offered to Shyde@intlBCA.com if you have a question on their applicability.