SALT LAKE CITY—June 4, 2020

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®), the organization that has trained over 35,000 CPAs and other valuation and consulting professionals in the field of business valuation, financial forensics, and various related specialty areas serving the legal and business communities, today announced that Baria Jaroudi has been named a member of its  Valuation Credentialing Board (VCB), which oversees certification criteria related to NACVA’s Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation. 

“The Valuation Credentialing Board provides the Association with critical guidance and important oversight,” said NACVA’s Chief Executive Officer, Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA.

“We are very pleased that Baria Jaroudi has agreed to join the Board, share her insight with us, and help the Association as we assist thousands of members keep up with the demand of the profession and obtain the necessary training, certification, and credibility so they grow and thrive in their practice, while maintaining the highest of standards, and strengthen brands.” 

The VCB has direct decision-making responsibility over the CVA certification criteria, including: test development and maintenance; testing, scoring, and grading procedures; eligibility and Experience Requirement; CPE reporting; CPE requirements, and recertification.

The VCB, at its discretion, may evaluate other organizations’ testing processes, study and evaluate new technology and approaches to testing methodologies in order to maintain the highest standards in NACVA’s certification process.

The VCB also has oversight responsibilities insuring NACVA maintains its own requirements associated with attaining accreditation for the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) — a division of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

The CVA designation is the only valuation credential that has gone through such a rigorous internationally recognized accreditation process.

It also creates a clear and valuable market distinction for the CVA credential by satisfying the highest level of professionalism and credibility.

Only four credentials in the world hold both the NCCA and ANSI accreditations. 


Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT,  the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training from the nation’s leading experts in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, risk fraud management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies.

Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers a range of support services, reference materials, software, and customized databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members.

The Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) is the only business valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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