What is the most common professional certification in the business valuation field?


The leading certifications in the profession, as reported in the new 2011/2012 BV Firm Economics & Best Practices Guide, appear in the table below.

What are the most common certifications in the business valuation profession?
Certification Certifying organization % of total certifications 2010 % of total certifications

2008

CPA AICPA 29.4% 28.3%
ABV AICPA 17.8% 14.8%
CVA/AVA NACVA 13.2% 13.4%
ASA/FASA/AM ASA 13.1% 12.9%
MBA Multiple 10.1% 13.8%
CFE (Cert Fraud Examiner) ACFE 4.8% 5.2%
CFA (Cert Financial Analyst) ICFA 3.2% 4.1%
JD Multiple 2.9% 2.7%
CBA/MCBA IBA 2.3% 2.2%
PhD Multiple 1.1% 0.8%
CFP (Cert Financial Planner) ICFP 0.7% 0.7%
CBV CICBV 0.7% 0.5%
CM&AA AM&AA 0.4% 0.5%
CFF AICPA 0.3% 0.2%


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