Why become a CBV?

Top five reasons for obtaining the CBV designation:

1. Become an expert: People holding the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation are recognized as having completed a comprehensive educational program and the practical experience requirements that are needed to address the challenging issues that typically arise when valuing any business.

2. Position yourself for a wide range of career opportunities: Obtaining the CBV designation offers the potential for pursuing a wide range of career opportunities in industry, government, education, and public practice.

Many individuals such as accountants and financial analysts obtain the CBV to complement their professional designations. For others, it serves to complement a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a variety of fields.

3. Join a pre-eminent, nationally recognized organization: CBVs benefit by becoming part of a strong national body. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) establishes the practice standards, educational requirements, and ethical guidelines, which support and promote the integrity of the CBV profession for the benefit of all Members.

4. Be part of a growing industry: The field of business valuation has grown considerably in recent years, and is now recognized as a specialized area that requires particular knowledge and abilities.

5. Secure an exciting career: In summary, individuals holding the CBV designation enjoy exciting career opportunities in a variety of areas such as tax and estate planning, shareholder disputes, fairness opinions, business sales & acquisitions, commercial damages quantification, etc.

So maybe the bigger question is why not become a CBV?