Accredited Valuation Analyst - AVA


DEFINITION of 'Accredited Valuation Analyst - AVA'

A professional designation awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NAVCA) to business valuation professionals who hold a business degree, have sufficient work experience in business valuation, submit business and personal references and recommendations, are members in good standing of NAVCA and pass the AVA exam. Successful applicants earn the right to use the AVA designation with their names, which can improve job opportunities, professional reputation and pay. Every three years, AVA professionals must complete 36 hours of continuing professional education.

BREAKING DOWN 'Accredited Valuation Analyst - AVA'

The study program to become an AVA covers business valuation fundamentals, technique and theory; the income and asset approaches to business valuation; case analysis; and special purpose valuation. Individuals with the AVA designation may work as merger and acquisition consultants, investment and financial analysts, financial officers and more.

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