Individuals who are members of the four valuation professional organizations hold about 10,050 BV credentials, according to the updated “Business Valuation (BV) and Financial Forensics Credential Comparison Chart” from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Of course, some practitioners have multiple credentials, so the 10,050 figure does not equate to an amount of discrete individuals. The credential breakdown is as follows:
- CVA (NACVA), 5,500 (plus 700 designees in progress);
- ABV (AICPA), 2,800;
- ASA (American Society of Appraisers), 1,465; and
- CBA/MCBA (Institute of Business Appraisers), 285 (no longer issued; part of NACVA).
There are also about 100 individuals with the ABAR (Accredited in Business Appraisal Review) designation from NACVA and six with the ARM (Appraisal Review and Management) credential from the ASA. The chart also includes statistics on credentials for financial forensics, fraud, and financial analysts. Please contact NACVA if you have comments or suggestions for future updates of the chart.
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