Benefits of Membership in the IIBV

Global promotion of best practices – ability to implement best practices from other business valuation organizations, including structures, governance, ethics and designation standards;

Participate in the building of a global organization – enable your organization to promote the highest business valuation standards of professionalism and knowledge;

Access education course material and intellectual property – ability to customize courses for local delivery, including accessing “train the trainers” programs, translation into language of choice and receive ongoing improvements and updates as they are developed globally.

Become a Member of the International Institute of Business Valuers

Membership in the International Institute of Business Valuers is open to professional business valuation associations. The ASA, formed in 1981 and conducting its affairs in the U.S., and the CICBV, formed in 1971 and conducting its affairs in Canada, are the founding member associations.

Criteria for IIBV membership are set out in the By-laws, with a summary provided below:

  • The prospective member association’s primary purpose is to represent professionals who carry on the practice of business and/or intangible asset valuation in its home country or region;
  • The prospective member association confers a professional designation based on knowledge acquired, experience and formal admittance to its membership;
  • The prospective member association holds to a formal code of ethics and professional practice standards, with a discipline process in place to ensure member compliance; and
  • The prospective member association agrees to comply with the IIBV’s By-laws and commits to cooperating with other IIBV member associations to advance the business valuation profession globally.
  • The IIBV Board of Directors will consider supplemental membership status for groups that have an interest in business valuation but do not meet the general membership criteria

he IIBV does not have individual members. Professionals who are looking to obtain a designation in business valuation should contact the professional organization in their country or contact the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) or the the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuers (CICBV) for information about their designations.
The IIBV courses are accredited by the ASA and the CICBV.