Practitioner members of the Association may apply for certification as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) or Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). The CVA designation has been accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™). NACVA’s designations serve to advise other professionals, prospective clients, and the community at large that the member has satisfied the Association’s rigorous Standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the fields of business valuation, financial forensics consulting (MAFF), and the services that fall within the scope of these disciplines.
The Association reserves the exclusive right to determine the eligibility of its members to become certified. Only members who are qualified and have obtained one of the designations may use the appropriate appellation following their name. The Association reserves the right to terminate a member’s Certified status if it is determined the member no longer meets the requirements of professional competence, Standards of Professional Practice, or ethical behavior as established by the Association’s Boards. NACVA reserves the right to refuse membership and/or certification to any person. A NACVA member or holder of a NACVA certification may have his or her membership or certification terminated based on appropriate grounds therefor as determined by the Executive Advisory Board (EAB). Certification of members is a paramount objective of the Association. Accordingly, a nominal administration fee, which may change from time to time, will be assessed of members who apply for certification. All qualified members of the Association are encouraged to pursue a designation.
All members designated by the Association are published in our Credentialed Member web directory; information provided there is made available to the public. All other information in our files pertaining to a member of NACVA, other than whether or not someone is a member of the Association, is held in strict confidence, and only under court order will it be released to outside parties.
Paper records pertaining to Continuing Professional Education and the Certification Exams are destroyed after five years. (The Case Study Workpapers, however, are destroyed immediately upon successful completion of peer review.)