|Value Methodology Associate (VMA) Certification|
The Value Methodology Associate (VMA) certification recognizes those individuals who decided to become professional value engineers, but who have not yet acquired all the experience or technical skills expected of a Certified Value Specialist (CVS).
VMA certification requires the following from each candidate:
If the candidate fails one or both portions of the exam for VMA certification, then SAVE allows that person to retest up to two times within 12 months of the original exam date without penalty.
VMA certification does not require recertification; however, it does require an annual fee of $50 USD for SAVE members or $500 USD for non-members. In addition, there is a continuing education requirement of 8 hours bi-annually beginning in June 2017.
The continuing education requirement represents the beginning of a new focus on continuous education for all SAVE International certifications.
To apply for VMA certification, please click here.
Individuals with a current or recently expired AVS certification can transfer to the VMA certification by completing the online VMA application and paying the appropriate application fee ($50 USD for SAVE members or $500 USD for non-members). Once their VMA application and payment are processed, their SAVE database profile will be updated and new VMA certificate mailed to them.
As of May 2017, the non-member VMA certification application/annual maintenance fee was increased to $500 USD.