International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS)



International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS) is the number one international certification in business valuation in the world. Previously known as CVA, the ICVA designation has been re-launched in 2014 to separate the international professional designation from the American designation; CVA which is accredited by NACVA for professionals within US market.

ICVS is granted by the IACVA, the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts in USA (, which is the first and only international association established to provide worldwide support to professionals who perform business valuations and valuations of intangible property of all kinds.



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The ICVS covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to business valuation
  • Principles of valuation
  • Financial analysis and generating economic/normalized financial statements
  • Capitalization/discount rates
  • Commonly used methods of valuation
  • Valuation discounts and premiums
  • Case study analysis
  • Introduction to intangibles valuation
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