Institute of Business Appraisers

In 2008, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) acquired the assets of the Institute of Business Appraisers™ (IBA™) and continued to support and promulgate the IBA and the Certified Business Appraiser™ (CBA™) credential to the valuation community.   The CBA is a very prestigious credential in the eyes of all who are familiar with it as it earned the reputation of being the industry’s most difficult credential to obtain.  This level of difficulty, however, led to very few individuals obtaining the CBA over the last many years, and not enough to support continued efforts to further develop and promote the credential. Thus in 2016, NACVA dissolved the non-profit IBA.  NACVA suspended its activities relating to the proliferation and further development of the CBA, and thereby the credential is no longer available to interested candidates.

NACVA will continue to acknowledge, promote, and support the many hundreds of seasoned professionals who hold the CBA because their influence, contributions, and prestige in the valuation industry is not, nor has ever been, in question.  And, this goes back to the early beginnings of the industry when the CBA was alone, the sole credential, when no other valuation credentials existed.  NACVA is proud to have the CBA under our umbrella.
To find a CBA member, click here to search the Member Directory.

For more information about the IBA or NACVA, please contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 or

Appraisal Database and Mentoring Services™ (ADAM®): Now Titled KeyValueData® EconAssist Plus 

Appraisal Database and Mentoring Services (ADAM) was a subsection of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) dissolved in 2015.  It was established when the Institute of Business Appraisers™ (IBA™) merged into NACVA in July 2012, and only available to IBA members and Certified Business Appraiser™ (CBA™) holders.  In 2015, ADAM subscribers were transitioned to the EconAssist Plus subscription level in KeyValueData®, which carries all the same benefits as ADAM, plus more.  KeyValueData EconAssist Plus (EAP) subscribers receive a suite of services and benefits.  First and foremost, these services/benefits, among many, include access to the IBA Market Database of 35,000+ business purchase/sales transactions.  EAP subscribers also receive a free monthly webinar magazine (or webcast) entitled Around the Valuation World®, providing highlights as reported in over 30 industry publications (CPE credits are optional for a small fee).  EAP subscribers, if not already a member of NACVA, receive a 10 percent discount off most courses offered at the CTI, plus the NACVA articles archive and mentoring services, and the partner-sponsored Annual Consultants’ Conference held each June.

Click here to access KeyValueData® EconAssist Plus.