Q. How long do I have to complete the required courses?
A. There is no strict timeline for completing the four required courses. However, we recommend that you complete the CPVA training within six months of commencement of your studies.
Q. How often and where are the courses offered?
A. Each of the required courses are offered several times a year in a variety of cities in the United States. Some of the courses are offered in Europe and the Middle East. All of the courses are offered via webinar.
Q. Are there any required reading materials associated with the courses?
A. The course materials and reading materials will be provided to you during each class.
Q. What is the nature of the quizzes?
A. The quizzes consist of true / false and multiple choice questions as well as fill-in-the-blank and short answer exercises.
Q. Must I take and pass the quizzes to be deemed a CPVA?
A. No. You will be deemed a CPVA after completing the four required courses. However, those who do pass the four quizzes will have this achievement noted on the CPVA directory.
Q. What is the threshold for passing the quizzes?
A. You must obtain 70% or higher of the total possible points on the quizzes to pass.
Q. How should I prepare for the quizzes?
A. The courses should be sufficient in preparing you to pass the quizzes. The quizzes are open-book and candidates are encouraged to refer to the CPVA Group on LinkedIn.
Q. How long do I have to complete the quizzes?
A. You have four weeks from the date of your attendance at the last course in the curriculum to complete the quizzes.
Q. How much will it cost me to earn the Certified Patent Valuation Analyst designation?
A. Here is the breakdown of the costs:
|Valuation of Emerging Technologies and Patents||$1,095|
|Negotiating Licensing Agreements for Maximum Returns||$645|
|Advanced Patent Valuation||$645|
|Calculating Damages Resulting from Patent Infringement||$645|
Q. How long may I use the CPVA designation?
A. You may use the CPVA designation as long as you are a CPVA in good standing. There is a continuing educational requirement of three hours' worth of courses per year. You may select any three hours of courses offered on our course electives page to meet this requirement. (CPVAs receive 50% discounts on all of the recorded electives listed here as well as generous discounts on all of the services listed here.) The annual CPVA maintenance fee will be $175 for 2016.