Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR)
ABAR, Accredited in Business Appraisal Review. This new business valuation credential is issued by the Institute of Business Appraisers as a senior appraisal designation. It requires a 4-day rigorous full emersion workshop, examination, experience, prior designation and acceptance of a qualifying appraisal review report by the ABAR Qualifications Review Committee. The Qualifications Review Committee commended Mr. Kalajian’s qualifying appraisal review report as advancing the best practices in appraisal review.
The credential is the only one of its kind in existence among appraisal credentialing organizations. It formalizes and standardizes practices in procedures and report content and establishes the standard for all appraisal review reports. All applicants are required to sign an oath requiring adherence to ethical standards specific to the responsibility conferred to holders of this credential. Mr. Kalajian was among the first 25 accredited ABARs in existence.
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
This is the accreditation issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts for a nationally-recognized designation in business valuation. The NACVA is among four accrediting organizations in the United States, and has over 4,000 accredited members.