Classifications of Membership
Affiliate Membership is designed for individuals who fall into the category of Professional Membership (as described above) as well as the staff of our Practitioner and Professional members. Affiliate members receive the same benefits as Practitioner and Professional members (described above), except for the ability to become certified or receive the Association's premiere bi-monthly publication—The Value Examiner. Affiliate Membership is open to anyone interested in the ideals of the Association and who wants to take advantage of discounts on training and numerous products and services. It is also available as an alternative to Professional Membership for retired CVA/MAFF/ABAR (Emeritus) designees, and CBAs/MCBAs.
Academician Membership is offered to academicians employed full-time by a college or university and desirous of the services and privileges of Association membership. Academician members recognize the important contributions the Association is making in the valuation and financial forensic sciences and want to show their support through membership and contributions of intellectual capital. Academician members enjoy all Association benefits and can apply for any of NACVA’s certifications as long as they meet its requirements.
Government Employee Membership is offered to individuals currently employed by a federal or state government agency and who may or may not be pursuing a designation. Government Employee members have the same rights, privileges, and benefits offered by the Association as provided for Practitioner Membership.
Student Membership is open to anyone enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. Student members receive all the benefits of Professional Membership except, students may become certified by the Association and carry the CVA Candidate or MAFF Candidate designation. Once the student meets the necessary experience requirement and "Candidate" status no longer is required to be displayed, such student is subject to Practitioner member dues or an annual credential administration fee if such student chooses not to be a member. The term for which one can be a Student member is limited to three years.
Legal Professional Membership is granted to attorneys and others practicing in the field of law who, either frequently or on occasion, have needs in the areas of business valuation or financial damages. They receive all the same benefits as a Professional Membership.
All individuals who become members of NACVA must comply with NACVA’s Professional Standards, regardless of their certification status.
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Membership dues are non-refundable, may not be transferred, and cannot be pro-rated.
Note: Membership in the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) is no longer required to obtain or maintain NACVA’s Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) and/or Master Analyst in Financial Analyst® (MAFF®) credential(s).This policy change was enacted to comply with standards promulgated by the accrediting bodies: the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), a division of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™), and the ANSI National Accreditation Board® (ANAB®), with whom we have accredited our CVA credential. Candidates or designees who opt not to join/belong to NACVA as a Practitioner, Academician, Government, or Student member will be subject to annual designee renewal fees and tri-annual recertification fees; and new candidates will be subject to both a certification exam fee and a designee enrollment fee. For NACVA members, these fees are embedded in the current dues and fee structure. If one chooses not to be a member, he or she will pay a little less in fees but receive no NACVA benefits other than the ability to use the credential in reports and for marketing purposes. Such designees will also have a NACVA directory listing and must comply with NACVA’s Professional Standards. For more information on this non-member option and reduced pricing, contact NACVA headquarters for details at (800) 677-2009.
Subscriptions to KeyValueData (KVD) are available to NACVA members for a modest fee. Although, the first level of subscription, EconAssist®, is given as a free benefit to all members of NACVA. Subscribers have access to KVD's web portal and services where they will find: extensive valuation and business benchmarking resources; case law and articles library; valuation reports library; CPE On-Demand library; up-to-date national, local, industry, and comparable company research studies; and a wide range of consulting services offered by KVD's staff supplemented with NACVA’s Mentor Support Exchange (MSX) specializing in every area of valuation, financial forensics, litigation, and fraud consulting. KVD can save members countless hours in research and members will find fees for these services very reasonable. To learn more, contact KVD at (800) 246-2488 or go to www.KeyValueData.com.