The Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
Amy LaSala, MBA with Blue Sky Business Resources has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation. The CVA designation is granted only to individuals who have net a high bar or both prerequisite qualifications and passed a substantive examination testing both understanding of theory and the application of skills in the field of private company business valuation.
“The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that the designee has met NACVA’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of performing business valuations, and the attendant financial consulting related to the discipline,” stated Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer of NACVA.
“NACVA’s CVA designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing ExcellenceTM (ICETM),” Black added.
To become accredited by NACVA, candidate typically have completed intensive training. An initial requirement to becoming a CVA is that the applicant either be: 1) a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA holding an active valid, and unrevoked CPA license in his or her state; 2) or hold a business degree and/or a master of business administration (MBA), or higher degree from an accredited college or university. And have two years or more of full-time (or the equivalent of) experience in business valuation and/or related disciplines. Those who have earned the CVA credential must recertify every three years in order to maintain their credential.