Membership of the IVSC is open to valuation professional associations or institutes acknowledged, either by legal decree or general consensus, as being a national professional body with rights and responsibilities for the development of the valuation profession. In the case of general consensus, the organisation must demonstrate evidence that it has the support of government and the business community and is a body in good standing in the jurisdiction.
Associate Valuation Professional Organisation (AVPO)
The organisation must be established as a not-for-profit organisation that sets minimum education and ethical standards for individual valuers and that upholds the public interest over those of individual members. An applicant organisation should provide a copy of its constitution or bylaws, and details of educational or other requirements stipulated to become a member, together with details of the current membership numbers and the principal valuation activities undertaken by its members.
In order to demonstrate that it is recognised by law as a body for training or accrediting individual valuers, or is recognised as such by market consensus within its state of domicile it should provide either evidence of the relevant statutes or otherwise provide examples of its recognition by references from major participants in the relevant market.
Associate VPOs may not be as mature as full VPO member organisations and may have been established more recently. To support these organisations on their journey to become full VPOs, the IVSC offers Associate VPOs a reduced membership fee and can also provide practical support to an organisation seeking to evolve.
Benefits of the membership
Access to IVS
Complimentary access to the International Valuation Standards (IVS), archived editions, and online resources through the IVSC Members online portal.
Associate VPOs have access to practical support as they develop, including through a Partner Programme with the IVSC’s Advisory Forum.
Access to a network of contacts within leading VPOs from around the world, including through the IVSC members’ Advisory Forum.
Raise your profile as a leader in international best practice among key influencers, including financial regulators, global businesses and investors.
Show leadership and commitment to improving financial markets for the public good and support international efforts to improve valuation data consistency and quality.
Access to, and the opportunity to share among your membership, resources including thought leadership publications and webinars.
Profile IVS knowledge and expertise among your professional membership through the ‘IVS Providers’ portal.
An applicant that meets the criteria for Associate VPO membership will be able to demonstrate:
- That it requires or actively encourages its members to adopt IVS in so far as is consistent with the law in the State or States in which they operate;
- That it has a policy of promoting the adoption and use of IVS within the markets in which its members operate;
- The existence of a suitable governance and operating structure to carry out its role and responsibilities including demonstrating integrity and exercising due diligence in the conduct of its activities (i.e. membership admissions process, quality assurance, etc.);
- Financial and operational viability to continue to meet the obligations of membership including the payment of IVSC member dues; and
- Support for IVSC objectives by contributing to or participating in IVSC’s professional standard-setting activities and by supporting the development and implementation of standards on professional conduct and practice.
In the case of an application received from a valuation organisation in a country which already has one or more member organisations, these organisations shall be informed of the application and their comments sought.
Please read the Rights and Responsibilities of IVSC Membership before making your application.
Membership fees (from April 2023):
Valuation Professional Organisation (VPO) membership is based on both World Bank income classification and the number of members in the organisation, according to the following:
(includes inflationary increase on prior year fees)
|Low income||Lower middle income||Upper middle income||High income|
|0-2,000 members||GBP £||GBP £||GBP £||GBP £|
|2-4,000 members||GBP £||GBP £||GBP £||GBP|