International Business Valuation Standards and Ethics (eLearning course)

Valuation is a global profession, and for many that means complying with the International Valuation Standards and Code of Ethical Principles. This comprehensive eLearning course delivers what you need to know to demonstrate global valuation competency and understand the current standards. See practical and relevant examples by working through an actual case study that follows all the logical steps of a valuation engagement. Hold yourself to a higher global standard and be prepared to venture wherever your next valuation assignment takes you.

Highlights of the course include:

  • Updated! The most current curriculum available on the International Valuation Standards and Code of Ethical Principles released by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) in 2020
  • Expert-led examples ensure you grasp how the changes in international valuation standards impacts your practice now
  • Work through an actual case study to understand the impact of IVS standards for anyone doing valuation work where one or both parties are non-US
  • Guidance on USPAP/IVS Bridge document and how to follow multiple standards
  • Course developed by the International Institute of Business Valuers (iiBV) and its team of senior business valuators from around the globe
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Why eLearning?

BVR's new eLearning courses offer specialized training on your schedule, from any location, on any device. Gone are the days of traveling across the country to sit in windowless hotel banquet rooms listening to lectures for 8 hours. With our eLearning courses, participants benefit from direct access to the combined knowledge of numerous instructors and experts. The courses feature engaging multi-media content including videos, quizzes, downloads, infographics, and more. The BVR eLearning platform lets you set the pace of your learning and makes it easy to recap at any time. Plus, you can earn a Certificate of Knowledge to add to your arsenal of valuation accomplishments.

Start your eLearning course today and add new, valuable skills to your toolbox!

Course Syllabus

IVS Framework

  • Who Is Issuing IVS?
  • What Are IVS?
  • IVS Structure (2017/2013 Comparison)
  • IVS 2017/2013 – Main Changes

Engagement & Scope Of Work

  • Scope Of Work Requirement
  • Scope Of Work Elements (Review Of 14 Required Elements)
  • What Is A Basis Of Value?
  • IVS Defined Bases Of Value

Case Study: Engagement & Scope Of Work

Valuation Work

  • Investigation & Compliance
  • Keeping Valuation Records
  • Valuation Approaches & Methods Defined In Standard 105
  • Newly Added Approaches And Methods In IVS 2017

Case Study: Valuation Work

Specific Requirements Of Asset Standards

  • Asset Standard Requirements
  • Business & Business Interests (IVS 200)
  • Special Considerations
  • Intangible Assets

Case Study: Specific Requirements Of Asset Standards

Reporting On Engagement

  • Valuation Report Requirements
  • Valuation Review Report Requirements

Case Study: Reporting On Engagement

USPAP/IVS Bridge Document & Code Of Ethical Principles

  • USPAP / IVS Bridge Document
  • Valuation & Ethical Principles

IVS 2020 Update

Case Study: USPAP/IVS Bridge Document & Code Of Ethical Principles

IVS Glossary

Additional Course Details

BVR's eLearning courses are broken down into easy-to-understand modules, with quizzes throughout to test your learning and understanding of the topic. At the end of the course, you'll earn a Certificate of Knowledge to add to your arsenal of valuation accomplishments.

Software requirements: None

Prerequisites: None

Program level: Beginner to Intermediate

Videos/Materials: 71 modules

Estimated time to complete course: 6 hours of video. Estimated 7 hours to complete.

CPE credits: There is no CPE available for this course.

Course authors/editors: Karin Lusnic and John Barton

Course advisors: Michael Badham, Anton Lezhja, Andrew Strickland, John Barton, and Jared Waters

eLearning FAQs


Q: How do I login to my eLearning course?

Login using your My BVR and click on the course from the product listing.

Q: What are the device requirements?

A: You can access BVR’s eLearning Center on a computer, tablet, or smartphone that is connected to the internet and has audio capabilities.

Q: When does an eLearning course expire?

A: Courses expire 365 days after purchase.

Q: Can I earn CPE for eLearning courses?

A: Currently there are no courses approved for CPE. CPE is subject to approval by NASBA and updated information will be noted in the "additional course details" section when available.

Q: How do I earn a Certificate of Knowledge?

A: Complete all required modules and pass the quizzes (70% pass rate or higher). Complete the course evaluation form at the end of the course, and a certificate will be emailed to you following verification of completion.

Q: Who do I contact for technical help, course feedback, or questions?

A: Please contact or call +1-503-479-8200.

Q: What language is the course in?               

The course is in English.

Q: Can I retake a quiz or test if I don’t pass it the first time?

A: Yes. You are able to retake quizzes and tests, and also go back and review the material as needed.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: Business Valuation Resources offers a 100% money-back guarantee on our training services. If you are not completely satisfied with your experience, or have any feedback, please contact Business Valuation Resources at +1-503-479-8200 or