The A certification is the 2nd highest comprehension level of certification a BV expert can achieve. It signifies a individual has shown competency in the application of the Best Value process and concepts in one or more projects. The A certification is given by approved Best Value Certification Boards around the world, to see certification board closest to you see get certified.
The requirements to receive A certification are determined by the BV Certification board you choose. The objective of each board is to show an individual is capable to apply and understand the Best Value concepts correctly in real world projects. The general requirements include:
- Application of the Best Value Approach on a project.
- Documentation of application (case study article and audit of BV documents)
- Interview to ensure understanding of not only the process but theory.
- Renewal period.
Testimonial: “Best Value saved 14-18 months in schedule and $8-12M in cost on the Design-Build Balmoral Project when compared with traditional processes that would have resulted in change orders during construction. Best Value also saved $500K per year in upfront costs on the University’s Custodial Services contract, plus an additional $400K on the following year of implementation and had an ancillary benefit of being able to internally reassign 3 FTEs to different work on a full time basis (indirect savings of $180K). The vendor is working to an equal or higher standard than established for campus. ” – Hugh Warren, Executive Director of Operations & Maintenance