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The AICPA offers exclusive credentials for qualified financial professionals — Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF®), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV®), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP®), and the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIVTM) — that can differentiate you as having knowledge and expertise in a specialty practice area, giving you, your firm, or your organization a competitive advantage. Learn how you can enhance your value through specialized credentials and designations.

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