Credentialing

I Need Help Obtaining My Credentials.
It is our primary mission to help you get certified. We have many ways to support you to achieving your Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) or Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) designation. Take a look at the resources below or contact our Member/Client Services department at (800) 677-2009 for a personalized consultation to get you through the process.


Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®)
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) trains and certifies CVAs to perform business valuations as a service to both the consulting community and the users of their services. Through training and rigorous testing, CVAs demonstrate they are qualified to provide capable and professionally executed valuation services. NACVA recommends specific training as a prerequisite to certification to assure that 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. 
 For detailed information, click here for the Certified Valuation Analyst on NACVA.com. 

Training
Business Valuation Certification and Training Center
The Business Valuation Certification and Training Center (BVTC)—co-sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®)—is the most comprehensive and complete foundational training program teaching to the body of knowledge on how to value private business enterprises. The BVTC will prepare candidates to pass any business valuation (BV) certification exam offered in the industry as well as the designation offered by NACVA—the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®).
For detailed information and registration, click here for the Business Valuation Certification and Training Center on NACVA.com.

Business Valuation Certification and Training Center Self-Study
For detailed information and to purchase, click here for the Business Valuation Certification and Training Center Self-Study Package on NACVA.com. 

Exam Resources
CVA Exam Q&A Study Guide
This guide contains a compilation of approximately 1,200 questions of the type you will find in the NACVA CVA proctored exam. Questions are divided into nine topical categories, each with subcategories. The study guide is included with the BVTC registration fee, but can also be purchased separately.
For detailed information and to purchase, click here for the CVA Exam Study Guide on NACVA.com.

Online CVA Case Study Report Writing Clinic
An integral part of receiving the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) certification is successfully demonstrating that a CVA candidate meets NACVA’s “Experience Threshold” by completing a sample Case Study report. This report is due within 60 days of completing the proctored multiple-choice examination. The Online CVA Case Study Report Writing Clinic is designed to assist CVA candidates to complete the Case Study report through a series of seven consecutive, one-hour webinars—one webinar each week for seven weeks following each live Business Valuation Certification and Training Center.
For detailed information, click here for the Online CVA Case study Report Writing Clinic on NACVA.com or call Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Experience Alternative for Case Study
CVA applicants are required to demonstrate that they meet NACVA’s “Experience Threshold” by completing a sample Case Study, or by submitting an actual and sanitized Fair Market Value (FMV) (as defined by Revenue Ruling 59-60) business valuation report on an operating business, prepared in the last 12 months, representative of the practitioner’s work product. The Case Study Experience Threshold requirement is reviewed using a standardized grading checklist developed and approved by NACVA’s Valuation Credentialing Board. A fee must be submitted along with an application, and the applicant must be a current Practitioner (or Academic or Government) member of NACVA prior to consideration for waiver.
Contact NACVA Member/Client Services for additional information on the Experience Alternative here or by phone at (800) 677-2009.

Extensions
Case Study report submission extensions are available to those who are past due.
Request an extension here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009. 

Proctoring
NACVA uses Kryterion for testing services at their locations, but we also personally proctor the exam at locations we visit each year. If traveling is an issue, we can arrange proctoring services in your hometown. An additional fee is required to use a Kryterion test center or for hometown proctoring services.
Request to have your exam proctored here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Candidate Status
This status is available to individuals who have met all the requirements necessary to obtain a credential except for the prerequisite experience requirement.
Request Candidate Status here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Report Critique
You can submit a request to contact the individual who graded your Case Study report for his or her critique and feedback via telephone, regardless of whether you pass or fail the Case Study. 
Request Report Critique here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Mentor Support
NACVA has dozens of credentialed practitioners available for support and guidance on any issue or matter.
Request a Mentor here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Faculty Mentoring
Business Valuation Certification and Training Center faculty are available for support and guidance.
Request a Faculty Mentor here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Resource Materials
Valuation Reports Library
The Valuation Reports Library contains sanitized valuation reports. These reports provide perspective on particular types of valuation reports, ideas on ways to handle certain types of information, possible resources, sample wording, etc. Valuation Reports are written by credentialed valuators, and typically have been reviewed numerous times through our Case Analysis by Webinar (or in Person) Program with the best reports being selected for our library. Access to thousands of dollars’ worth of valuation reports is included with a KeyValueData Silver level subscription package for only $395/annual subscription fee.
View the KeyValueData subscription packages on KeyValueData.com.

Course Material
Prior BVTC attendees receive updated electronic course materials for free, upon request.
Contact us to Request Course Material here.

Databases and Software
Business Valuation Databases and Software
Through its five web-based annual subscription packages, KeyValueData offers Internet-based access to thousands of dollars in essential valuation data, research, and tools—all for a single, low annual subscription fee.  Attendees of the Business Valuation Certification and Training Center receive a free 60-day trial subscription to KeyValueData and the Business Valuation Manager Pro™ software.

60-Day Trial Subscription to KeyValueData® (included with BVTC registration) is the most essential resource for data that every business valuator needs at their fingertips. Data packages are conveniently packaged and priced to accommodate your budget, with five subscription levels, the higher the level the more depth and breadth the package of data services. Go to www.KeyValueData.com to learn more about the Silver and above level subscription benefits.

60-Day Trial Subscription to Business Valuation Manager™ Pro (BVM-Pro) and Business Valuation Report Writer™ (included with registration), two software tools to greatly reduce the burden of creating and maintaining complex spreadsheets and written reports. Business Valuation Manager Pro lets you focus on the high-level thinking necessary for a thorough and accurate valuation. It frees you to apply your valuation expertise, giving you more time to focus on the crucial decisions of the engagement. The software and report writer are compliant with industry standards. They are also excellent tools for CVA candidates to use to successfully complete and submit their Case Study report.
For detailed information on the Business Valuation Databases and Software available, visit the store on NACVA.com.


Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®)
The MAFF credential is designed to provide assurance to the legal and business communities—the primary users of financial forensics services—that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge deemed acceptable by the Association to provide competent and professional financial forensic, litigation, and expert support services. To earn the MAFF credential, candidates must attest to having met certain prerequisites and experience requirement, plus pass a five-hour proctored exam that tests to NACVA's Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge (FFBOK).
Learn more about the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics on NACVA.com.

Training
Financial Litigation Consulting Professionals Workshop

The Financial Litigation Consulting Professionals Workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the professional responsibilities and legal underpinnings necessary to provide credible financial forensics services. The training is coupled with an overview of the specialty areas most commonly encountered in the financial forensics realm. The nationally recognized and seasoned experts who teach the program dive into the methodologies and approaches for calculating damages of all kinds, financial investigative and forensic accounting techniques, skills development for communicating with judges, attorneys, and juries, and practice building strategies that are being employed by both successful and emerging leaders in the field. Training and certification in this field will greatly propel CPAs and other financial experts building their practice in this rapidly growing and high demand consulting niche. The workshop teaches to the world’s most comprehensive body of knowledge for financial forensics and prepares attendees to pass the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics exam, and thus, obtain their MAFF credential. Available live or via online webinar series.
For detailed information and to register, click here for the Financial Litigation Consulting Professionals Workshop on NACVA.com.

Exam Resources
Proctoring
Information on how to have your MAFF exam proctored.
Request to have your exam proctored here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Faculty Mentoring
Financial Forensics faculty are available for support and guidance.
Request Faculty Mentoring here, or contact NACVA Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009.

Resource Materials
Course Material
Prior course attendees receive updated electronic course materials for free, upon request.
Contact us to Request Course Material here.