Find A Business Appraiser
The following guide provides sources for online directories for professionals
providing business valuation services in the U.S. and Canada. The directories
listed below are available free online and are searchable by name, company,
region, location, specialty, and other search criteria as noted below.
Select from the following resources:
American Society of Appraisers
Find An Appraiser Referral System
The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals, with appraisal
disciplines covered including appraisal review and management, business valuation, gems and jewelry, machinery
and technical specialties, personal property, and real property. Its member directory is searchable by
name, geographic location, appraisal discipline, specialty, and keyword.
American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants (AICPA)
ABV Credential Holder Directory
ABV credential holders are AICPA members who have met the examination, education, and experience requirements
necessary to be designated as "Accredited in Business Valuation" (ABV) by the AICPA. The ABV credential
holder directory lists qualified members by last name, state, and country.
The Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA)
The Institute of Business Appraisers is a professional society devoted solely to the appraisal of closely-held
businesses, with certifications offered including the CBA (Certified Business Appraiser) and MCBA (Master
Certified Business Appraiser). Its member directory is searchable by city, state, name, and certification.
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
Credentialed Member Directory
NACVA provides certification in business valuation and financial forensics, with professional certifications
offered including the CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst), AVA (Accredited Valuation Analyst), and CFFA
(Certified Forensic Financial Analyst). Its credentialed member directory is searchable by name, state,
zip code, specialization, and industry keyword.
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV)
Find A CBV
The CICBV is an accrediting body in the field of business valuation in Canada, and offers the CBV (Chartered
Business Valuator) designation to business appraisers who meet its certification requirements. Its online
member directory is searchable by name, company, country, state/province, and city.
For more information on selecting a business appraiser, see:
Choosing a Business
Article provides guidance on choosing a business appraiser, with topics covered including hiring the right
type of appraiser, looking for a professional designation, understanding the costs, insisting upon independence,
and using common sense.
Article can be viewed free online.
Consumer Guide To Selecting An Appraiser
American Society of Appraisers
Consumer guide discusses things to be considered in choosing an appraiser, with topics covered including
questions to ask potential appraisers, some things to watch out for, what does an appraisal cost and how
long does it take, what do I get, and how long is my appraisal up-to-date. Guide is available free online.
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