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The Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) is the oldest professional society devoted solely to the appraisal of closely-held businesses. Established in 1978, the Institute is a pioneer in business appraisal education and professional accreditation.

Business valuation is a specialized field requiring a solid foundation of experience, continuing education, and the highest level of professional integrity. As a nationally recognized membership organization, we have established the following goals.

  • To increase awareness of business valuation as a specialized profession.
  • To ensure that the services of qualified, ethical appraisers are available.
  • To expand the knowledge regarding the theory and practice of valuation.
  • To develop and provide information, programs & services for members.
  • To impact national policy and law affecting the valuation community.

› About IBA

For 35 years, the IBA has been building a community of practitioners and designing services to help members with technical issues and to create income opportunities. We believe in supporting each other—from headquarters and member to member. That's why our motto is "Share the Wealth." Join us and reap the benefits of our experiences.

In conjunction with its education partner, the Consultants Training Institute (CTI), the IBA offers members education in the form of seminars, media, workshops, and conferences. IBA's educational offerings and schedule are described in the Education area.

Learn about the prestigious Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) Credential by clicking here.

› Our Mission

The Institute of Business Appraisers is committed to providing the highest quality of service to our members by assisting them in a journey to professional excellence in the field of business appraisal. Our goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for each member through IBA's resources, including technical support, market data, professional certification, and practical education in all aspects of appraisal of small and mid-size businesses. In fulfilling this mission, IBA staff and select Board of Governors help to provide professional mentoring, report review, instruction, and technical publications for the enhancement of the profession.

We measure our success by the professional advancement of our members. Personal assistance, through our volunteer sponsors and mentors, and technical support to members continue to be some IBA's most important and valued services. Our staff and governors are eager to talk about the issues you encounter because it helps us anticipate member needs and develop additional member benefits.

For more information about becoming an IBA member, please call Member Services at 1-800-299-4130 or e-mail at hqiba@go-iba.org.

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