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Value Methodology Associate (VMA) Certification
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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).

Becoming Certified

VMA certification requires the following from each candidate:

  • Certification application
  • Payment of the appropriate application fee
  • Copy of their Module I certificate of completion
  • Completed certification exam

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. 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.

Fee Schedule


SAVE Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

VMA application / annual maintenance

$50 USD

$500 USD

VMA application for a Student enrolled in a SAVE approved university VE course

$20 USD

$20 USD


As of May 2017, the non-member VMA certification application/annual maintenance fee was increased to $500 USD.


VMA Documents

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Documents and Forms that relate to the VMA Certification.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SAVE Certification Manual - Interim Apr-Aug 2017 PDF (334.98 KB) Administration 4/21/2017