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Certified Value Specialist (CVS) Certification
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The Certified Value Specialist (CVS) is the highest level of certification attainable through SAVE International®. This designation is reserved for value specialist who have demonstrated the knowledge and experience needed to practice the Value Methodology.

Becoming Certified

To achieve CVS certification, one must;

  • Select an advisor who is a Certified Value Specialist (CVS).  
  • Complete an approved Module I workshop.   
  • Complete an approved Module II seminar.  
    • The Module II seminar may not be taken sooner than six months after the Module I workshop unless the applicant participates in at least two value studies during the time between the Module I and Module II.   
  • Accumulate the required certification points (CPs).
  • Submit an original scholarly paper on a value related subject.
  • Submit the application.
  • Submit a summary worksheet and supporting documentation.  
  • Pass Parts I through VII of the certification exam after Certification Board approval of the application and paper.


To apply for CVS certification or recertification, please click here.


CVS certification must be renewed every four years to maintain active status. Applicants are required to attest that they have attained the minimum CPs and studies as outlined in the CVS recertification worksheet (below). All certification points (CPs) must be earned during the four-year recertification period. Early recertification is not allowed.

To recertify, applicants must:

After the CVS recertification worksheet and payment are received and processed, the applicant's worksheet will be forwarded to the SAVE Certification Board’s CVS recertification committee for review and approval.

Fee Schedule


SAVE Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

CVS Application (initial)

$360 USD

$960 USD

CVS Recertification

$360 USD

$960 USD


CVS Documents

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Documents and forms that relate to the CVS Certification.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SAVE Certification Program Manual - January 2015 PDF (408.2 KB) Administration 11/22/2016
CVS Initial Certification Worksheet 2017 XLS (69.5 KB) Administration 2/3/2017
CVS Recertification Worksheet 2017 XLS (68 KB) Administration 2/3/2017