How Can I Get My CVA Credential?
Contact your regional Chapter; Developers for Training and Consultancy-DTC, to register and settle payment to receive your log in information:
- Once applicants are certain they will proceed with the CVA Certification, DTC will send a registration link.
- Once registration is submitted, NACVA will decide on the eligibility of applicants (according to the criteria set for the CVA Certification).
- Upon receiving confirmation from NACVA, DTC will send an electronic invoice to settle the fees.
- Upon receiving the proof of payment from participants, DTC will send login details.
- Participants will start unlocking the training material through My Library where on-demand videos and diversified learning aids are accessible at any time, to study and learn for the exam.
- Once ready for the exam, participants will choose either live-remote proctored (LRP) exam administration, or an exam administration at a test center (check with your Chapter).
- Participants will prepare and submit the case study to NACVA, within 60 days from taking the exam.
- To retake the international exam, re-submit the case study, buy a two-month extension for the exam or the case study, please contact DTC for details and additional payments.
Why Do You Need The CVA?
Business valuators seek the Certified Valuation Analyst -CVA- designation for several reasons:
- Professional Credibility: The CVA designation is a recognizedcredential in the field of business valuation, signaling to clients, employers,and peers that the individual has met rigorous standards and possesses expertise in valuation methodologies.
- Industry Recognition: Having the CVA designation enhances the valuator'sstanding within the business valuation industry, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and adherence to industry best practices.
- Marketability: The CVA designation can improve the valuators’ marketability,making them more appealing to clients and employers seeking qualified professionals for valuation services.
- Global Acceptance: The CVA designation is internationally recognized, allowingbusiness valuators to demonstrate their proficiency on a global scale and potentially expanding their opportunities beyond local or national markets.
- Access to a Professional Network: CVAs often have access to a network ofother certified professionals, allowing valuators to connect with peers, share insights, and stay informed about industry trends and developments.
- Continuous Professional Development: Maintaining the CVA designation oftenrequires ongoing professional development, ensuring that business valuators stay updated on the latest valuation methodologies, standards, and regulations.
- Client Confidence: Clients may have increased confidence in the abilities of abusiness valuator with a CVA designation, knowing that they have undergone a comprehensive certification process and adhere to ethical and professional standards.
- Quality Assurance: The CVA designation signifies a commitment to quality andaccuracy in valuation practices, providing assurance to clients that the valuator follows standardized and reliable approaches.
- Career Advancement: Holding the CVA designation can open doors to careeradvancement opportunities, as employers may value the specialized skills and knowledge associated with the certification.
- Specialized Training: The CVA program typically includes specialized trainingin valuation principles, financial analysis, and report writing, providing valuators with a comprehensive skill set.
Do You Qualify For The CVA?
For CPAs/CAs/Accredited Accountants:
Hold an active, valid, and unrevoked CPA license topractice accounting issued by a legally constituted state government authority.
Hold a business degree (i.e., management, economics,finance, marketing, accounting, or other business field) and/or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or higher business degree from an accredited college or university; and be able to demonstrate, with business references or attestations from current or previous employers and/or partners, substantial experience in business valuation. For this purpose, substantial could mean:
- Two years or more full-time orequivalent experience in business valuation and related disciplines; or
- Having performed 10 or more business valuations where the applicant’srole was significant enough to be referenced in the valuation report or asignatory on the report; or
- Being able to demonstrate substantial knowledge of business valuationtheory, methodologies, and practices. For example, having a combination of published works on the subject and completed either a PhD in finance or economics or a doctor of business administration (DBA) from an accredited institution of higher education and having some work experience. Or, having obtained a credential from another recognized valuation-accrediting organization; or
- Having obtained the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) certification or having obtained a certification from another recognized (must be approved by the VCB) valuation, financial accrediting, government organization, or government endorsed program.
Required For All Applicants:
Submit two business references (Associate – Manager –Client, Etc.) and two Professional references (Attorney – Judge – Credentialed Financial Expert, Etc.) who can:
- Substantiate applicant’s stature in the community
- Attest to the applicant’s standard of ethics
- Attest to the applicant’s quality of work product