Certified Business Appraisers (CBA)

IBA's professional accreditation program is one of the most important components of the Institute's professional development curriculum. Members who meet established criteria are awarded the prestigious professional designation of Certified Business Appraiser (CBA). This distinction, which denotes a level of competence attained only by the most accomplished business appraisers, grants its recipients special recognition and prestige among fellow appraisers, the courts, and throughout the business appraisal community.

Accreditation as a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) is available to those members of The Institute of Business Appraisers who are able to demonstrate that they have attained a high level of professional competence and conduct. The CBA accreditation designates the appraiser as a true professional in his/her field, worthy of the admiration of fellow appraisers and deserving the fullest confidence of clients and potential clients.

In order to obtain the CBA designation, please review the requirements below and be aware of the Fast Tracking option.

 ›  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT BUSINESS APPRAISAL/VALUATION CREDENTIAL, THESE REQUIREMENTS APPLY TO YOU.

 ›  CBA Pricing

  1. Possess a 4-year college degree or equivalent and provide proof of this to the IBA when the CBA application is submitted.
  2. Become a member of IBA/ADAM.
    • Click here to download the IBA membership application form.
    • Click here to learn more about my ADAM benefits.
  3. Submit an official CBA application form and fee of $595. Please ensure to include your references as stated on the form.
    • Click here to download the CBA application form.
  4. Successfully complete the Business Valuation and Certification Training Center (BVTC).
    • Click here to download the CTI registration form to register for trainings.
    • Click here for dates and locations to all BVTC trainings.
    • Click here to learn more about CTI trainings.
  5. Complete and pass the 5 hour CBA written Exam.
  6. Successfully complete the Comprehensive Certified Business Appraiser Workshop (CCBAW).
    • Click here to download the CTI registration form to register for trainings.
    • Click here for dates and locations to all CCBAW trainings.
    • Click here to learn more about CTI trainings.
  7. Submit two demonstration reports. These reports must included all of the CBA requirements stated on the CBA Report Writing Checklist and within the Applicant's Handbook.
    • Click here to download the CBA Report Writing Checklist
    • Click here to download the Applicant's Handbook
  • Once your reports have completed the review process and they have been approved by our CBA report reviewers, you will be eligible to be credentialed as a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) as long as all other requirements been have been met.

The Institute of Business Appraisers Recertification and Continuing Professional Education Requirements apply to all
holders of the Master Certified Business Appraisers, Certified Business Appraiser, Accredited by IBA designations.

 ›  IF YOU CURRENTLY HOLD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CREDENTIALS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO FAST TRACK THE CBA PROCESS. THESE REQUIREMENTS APPLY TO YOU. (ABV, AIBA, ASA, CBV, CFA, CVA, MAFF)

 ›  CBA Pricing

  1. Possess a 4-year college degree or equivalent, and provide proof of this to the IBA when the CBA application is submitted.
  2. Become a member of IBA/ADAM.
    • Click here to download the IBA membership application form.
    • Click here to learn more about my ADAM benefits.
  3. Possess one of the above stated designations and provide proof of this to the IBA when the CBA application is submitted.
  4. Submit an official CBA application form and fee of $595. Make sure to include your references as stated on the form.
    • Click here to download the CBA application form.
  5. Submit two demonstration reports. These reports must include all of the CBA requirements stated on the CBA Report Writing Checklist and within the Applicant's Handbook.
    • Click here to download the CBA Report Writing Checklist
    • Click here to download the Applicant's Handbook
  • Once your reports have completed the review process and they have been approved by our CBA report reviewers, you will be eligible to be credentialed as a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) as long as all other requirements have been met.

The Institute of Business Appraisers Recertification and Continuing Professional Education Requirements apply to all
holders of the Master Certified Business Appraisers, Certified Business Appraiser, Accredited by IBA designations.

Once obtained, this credential may be used on business stationary, business cards, etc., as long as the member remains in good standing with IBA.

Note: Those holding the Accredited in Business Appraisal (AIBA) designation through the IBA were given until December 31, 2012 to obtain the CBA designation. After this date the AIBAs in process may no longer use the AIBA designation and must reapply (start over) for the CBA if interested in pursuance.