• 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:

    1. Once applicants are certain they will proceed with the CVA Certification, DTC will send a registration link.
    2. Once registration is submitted, NACVA will decide on the eligibility of applicants (according to the criteria set for the CVA Certification).
    3. Upon receiving confirmation from NACVA, DTC will send an electronic invoice to settle the fees.
    4. Upon receiving the proof of payment from participants, DTC will send login details.
    5. 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.
    6. 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).
    7. 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.

    For non-CPAs:

    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:

    1. Two years or more full-time orequivalent experience in business valuation and related disciplines; or
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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:

    1. Substantiate applicant’s stature in the community
    2. Attest to the applicant’s standard of ethics
    3. Attest to the applicant’s quality of work product