Why Is A CVA a Valued Professional?

Rigorous Requirements for Certification

The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) certifies practitioners to perform business valuations as a service to both the practitioner community and the users of their services. Through training and rigorous testing, practitioners demonstrate they are qualified to provide capable and professionally executed valuation services. The Association requires training as a prerequisite to certification to assure practitioners have the knowledge and understanding necessary to perform competent services, and to assure a level of consistency and continuity in their work/product. Users of valuation services benefit by having greater confidence that the service they receive is professional in quality, adheres to industry standards of practice, and meets a level of expertise the Association deems credible and worthy of one of its certified members.

Compliance with Recertification

To further its service to the industry, NACVA seeks assurances from its certified members they are staying current on matters and issues that lead to, and promote, quality in their work. To effect these assurances NACVA has in place, and sponsors, periodic recertification requirements, which include:

  1. Participation in a Quality Enhancement program .
  2. Attendance at a course entitled "Current Update in Valuations"
  3. Taking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in business valuation, litigation support, and areas related to these disciplines.

Through compliance with recertification, certified members demonstrate their commitment to the business valuation discipline and keep themselves current on changes in the industry which might impact how they perform their services.

NACVA is currently the only business valuation credentialing organization mandating certification compliance beyond a periodic CPE requirement. This initiative was enacted by NACVA's members to promote continuing personal development and give added assurance to users of valuation services that they are receiving the best services the industry has to offer.