Accredited In Business Appraisal Review (ABAR)

Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR)
The ABAR* designation is the valuation profession’s only credential certifying competence in the review of business appraisal reports. As such, the ABAR credential is specially designed for business valuators whose work involves the review of valuation reports and analysis performed by others—a select group that includes managers, expert witnesses, attorneys, coaches, mentors, trainers, and government appraisers. An important added benefit of the ABAR credential is that preparing for and maintaining the designation helps appraisers significantly improve their own report-writing skills.A candidate for the ABAR designation must:

  • Be a Practitioner member of NACVA in good standing;
  • Possess a four-year college degree or the equivalent;
  • Hold a professional valuation designation awarded by one or more recognized professional associations, including, but
    not necessarily limited to,: AICPA, ASA, CFA Institute, CICBV, IBA, or NACVA;
  • Successfully complete NACVA’s five-day course, Business Appraisal Review and Accreditation Workshop;
  • Submit four satisfactory professional references;
  • Pass a comprehensive, multiple-choice, proctored exam administered on day four of the five-day course; and
  • Prepare and successfully complete one business appraisal review report administered on day five of the five-day

ABAR Designation Application

ABAR Training Center Locations, Dates and Curriculum

Recertification and Reporting Requirements

* Effective July 1, 2012 the IBA merged its ABAR credential into the NACVA, along with the rest of its assets, except for its CBA credential, which remains with the IBA. The ABAR will continue in its present form as a NACVA credential.