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About Us

The Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Southeast Asia (SAACVA) is the first international organisation in Southeast Asia established to provide worldwide support to professionals who undertake valuation of business and intangible property of all kinds. SAACVA is affiliated to the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), the largest accrediting and educational organisation in the United States for business valuation professionals.

SAACVA joins NACVA’s established international chapters in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Taiwan, and Canada. It was established by a passionate group of business valuers whose interest is to promote and develop the business valuation professionals in Southeast Asia. SAACVA supports the users of business and intangible asset valuation services and financial forensic services as well as fraud detection and prevention, by training and certifying professionals in these disciplines.

Objectives Of SAACVA

The objective of SAACVA is to raise the level of business valuation practice in Southeast Asia in line with international business valuation standards. To further this purpose, SAACVA will carry out numerous activities, including the following:

  • Certification of practitioners on the basis of professional competence, ethics, independence and objectivity. This includes certification as a CVA™.
  • Advance ethical and professional standards in business valuation practice in Southeast Asia.
  • Develop and organise quality educational and professional training programmes.
  • Foster public awareness that a certified member and an active member of the Chapter abides by standards of ethical conduct, objectivity and independence, and provide services with the highest level of professional competence.
  • Promote and enhance collegial and professional relationships among members and with other professional organisations both locally and globally.

Education and Training

Certified Valuation Analyst™ (CVA™)

The Certified Valuation Analyst™ (CVA™) is internationally the most distinguished and widely recognised business valuation credential, known for the high level training and challenging examination process that leads to earning this prestigious credential. Through rigorous testing, CVA™ demonstrate they are qualified to provide capable and professionally executed valuation services. SAACVA requires training as a prerequisite to certification to assure that practitioners have the knowledge and understanding necessary to perform competent services, and to assure a level of consistency and continuity in their work product. Users of valuation services benefit by having greater confidence that the service they receive is professional in quality, adheres to industry standards of practice, and meets a level of expertise the Association deems credible and worthy of one of its certified members.

The training of CVA™ is intended for all professional groups that perform professional opinions. These include tax, audit, and accounting services practitioners, merger and acquisition consultants, investment and financial analysts, investment bankers, financial officers, business advisors, chief finance officers, valuers, government regulators, tax authorities, or asset trustees/managers.

Procedure for the CVA™ Training and Examination

Step 1 CVA™ Training

The CVA-training week (Mon-Fri), a five-day training programme, is taught by credentialed business valuation training experts in a workshop atmosphere. Prior to the training week, candidates will receive copies of the training materials upon full payment of the fees. Candidates are expected to spend some time reading them before the class. In some cases, the five-day training may be spread over a two-week period held during the weekends.

Step 2 CVA™ Examination

The CVA™ examination consists of two parts and is generally taken within 90 days after completion of the CVA™-training week. The written examination consists of a five-hour written multiple choice test. It can be taken immediately after the training week or at a later date. Upon completion of the test, candidates are required to submit for grading an actual sanitised (so as to protect the valuer and his client’s identities) valuation report prepared in the last twelve months. The sanitised business valuation report must be submitted within 60 days of taking the examination. Both parts of the examination must be passed. Each part of the CVA™ examination can be repeated.

In cases where the candidates are not able to submit a sanitised valuation report, the candidate may be given a case study for preparing the valuation report.

The SAACVA Training Schedule for 2024

Month Revision Class Location CVA™ Certification Exam
January 29 Singapore
February Singapore 3
March 19 Singapore 24
April 23 Singapore 28
May 21 Singapore 26
June 25 Singapore 30
July 23 Singapore 28
August 20 Singapore 25
September 24 Singapore 29
October 22 Singapore 27
November 19 Singapore 24
December 17 Singapore 22

Please contact Secretariat for Training schedule

Disclaimer : The Organiser reserves the right to make changes as may be required.


The Chapter has established three categories of individual memberships. These are:

Practitioner Membership

Practitioner Membership is granted to those who have demonstrated through education, experience, and/or other criteria they meet the qualifications to apply for the designation of "Certified Valuation Analyst™" (CVA™). Practitioner Membership carries with it all the rights, privileges, and benefits offered by the Chapter.

Professional Membership

Professional Membership is extended to those individuals who may not qualify for, or do not desire or intend to pursue, certification. They, however, recognise the value of membership and ideals of the Chapter and, as such, wish to show their support by joining. Professional members have the same rights, privileges, and benefits as Practitioner members. However, Professional members may not apply for certification and may not use the designation CVA™.

Student Membership

Student Membership is reserved for fresh graduates from universities with an interest in building a career in business valuation with the possibility of becoming CVA™. These are typically students with background in accounting and finance, and valuation. Student Membership carries with it all the rights, privileges, and benefits offered by the Chapter.

How to become a SAACVA member?

To become a member of SAACVA, you must:

  • Have practised as a valuer or accountant or other related fields for a minimum of three years; or
  • Hold a valuation or business degree from a recognised university, or have been granted a recognised finance-related credential (such as the CFA), and can demonstrate substantial experience in investment, finance or valuation.

Download the membership application form here.

Benefits of Membership

SAACVA offers several benefits and services to members and the business community in the field of business valuation as follows:

  • An accreditation programme leading to the designation of CVA™ upon completion of training and a comprehensive examination
  • A programme for professional development made available through Continuing Professional Education (CPE) approved seminars, conferences, symposiums, and self-study courses
  • Published Standards of Professional Practice
  • Valuation referral services where names, addresses, and phone numbers of local certified members are provided to prospective clients seeking services
  • Information, consulting, library, and research services, available at the parent organisation, NACVA
  • Professional networking and affiliation opportunities, through annual conferences, and a directory of members
  • Newsletters, brochures, and advertising programme for members to use in marketing their valuation services
  • Access to resources and body of knowledge, proprietary databases and web links in your valuation research
  • A quarterly publication that contains valuable information on developments in business valuation



  • Meeting of Certified Valuators and Analysts and NACVA International Chapters on 27 June 2018, at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore.

    National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) has launched international chapters in Africa, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Taiwan, India and Australia expanding NACVA’s worldwide network and the globally recognised Certified Valuation Analyst™ (CVA™) designation. The Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Southeast Asia (SAACVA) joins NACVA’s established international chapters. It was established by a passionate group of business valuers whose interest is to promote and develop the business valuation professionals in Southeast Asia. SAACVA supports the users of business and intangible asset valuation services and financial forensic services as well as fraud detection and prevention, by training and certifying professionals in these disciplines.

    In conjunction with the launch, this forum discussed the global trends and challenges in business valuation and intellectual property valuation. Leaders from the International Chapters of NACVA shared about the trends and challenges in their respective country.

    Click here to download programme and registration form.


The following valuable resources may be obtained through the NACVA website (

The Value Examiner

The Value Examiner® is an independent, professional development journal dedicated to the exploration of value and its ramifications for consultants. It is the singular source of timely, technical, in-depth articles written for consultants by practitioners and academics at the top of their respective fields. The distinguished authors bring expertise acquired from years of training and experience to bear upon topics both practical and theoretical

National Litigation Consultants' Review

The National Litigation Consultants’ Review™ (NLCR™) includes feature articles offering practical analysis of contemporary issues; frank discussions and insights into how financial issues must be presented and defended in the courtroom; and war stories, horror stories, and hilarious stories from expert witnesses, attorneys, and judges who have been there. It also offers practical “how to” information on using technical tools and web resources; independent, objective reviews of new litigation and business valuation publications and software; and analysis of efficiency tools, management ideas, and marketing tips specifically directed to the litigation support and financial issues practitioner. Historically aimed at the testifying expert, this online publication has now broadened its focus to cover the financial forensics disciplines found under the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF™) banner and is free to all MAFFs, judges, and attorneys.


Readers of the weekly QuickRead™ will come to appreciate it as a primary source for current news and information highlights in areas of interest to the financial forensics consultant, and for immediate use in your practice. Specific topics covered include business and intangible asset valuation; litigation consulting and expert witnessing; healthcare consulting; mergers, acquisitions and exit planning; fraud risk management; forensic accounting; estate planning; and other related areas that we believe will be of interest.

Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting

The Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting (JFIA) is an open access journal that publishes creative and innovative studies employing research methodologies that logically and clearly identify, describe and illuminate important academic forensic accounting, fraud, and litigation services issues; tests and improves forensic accounting research skills, tools, and techniques; stimulates discussion and experimentation in instructional means, methods, and materials in the field of forensic accounting and research in general; exchanges of ideas and findings about developments related to instruction, learning, and curricular issues in forensic accounting and fraud education.

Around the Valuation World®

We recognize the challenges you face in finding sufficient time to stay current. The Around the Valuation World® webcast is the next generation method of obtaining the latest updates, news, trends, and activity occurring in the rapidly evolving business valuation and financial forensics profession. To support you, we have assembled a team of industry experts who will be covering the profession's leading publications and delivering in a monthly online webcast all you need to know so that at all times, you can be confident that your knowledge is current and accurate as you navigate "Around the Valuation World!".

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Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Southeast Asia Limited (or SAACVA)