The Best Value Certification (BVC) is a way to distinguish individuals experienced in the Best Value Approach. It is the only certification that is approved by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, the creator of the approach, and presented through the research group CIBw117. The certification is continually updated by CIBw117 and Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc. (KSM-Inc.) with the latest advancements in the Best Value Approach. There are five different levels of certification that each represents a different level of knowledge an individual can achieve.
|A+||Has passed the "train the trainer" exam on an annual basis and has obtained all other certifications (A, B+, B)|
|A||Has passed an annual audit within the past year on best value project documentation|
|B+||Has passed the IMT exam|
|B||Has passed the PIPS exam|
The A+ BVC is the highest comprehension level of certification a BV expert can achieve. The A+ certification signifies an individual is capable of educating other professionals in the Best Value process and concepts.
The Requirements include:
1.Annually passing the Train the Trainer (TTT) Exam: The “train the trainer” Exam is given once a year by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi at the Annual Worldwide Best Value Conference held in Arizona. The TTT exam is the application of the Best Value Approach and Information Measurement Theory (IMT) to resolve issues that arise in organizations and supply chains. Unlike the B and B+ exams which focus on the introductory theory and process; the TTT exam focuses on the advanced application of the theory and process to real world problems.
2.Obtain all other certifications: In order to have an active A+ certification a professional must have all other certifications, which include A, B+, B and B- certifications. In other words, a professional can participate and pass the Train the Trainer exam, however; the A+ certification of the professional will not be activated until all other certifications are achieved.
The A BVC 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:
1.Application of the Best Value Approach on a project.
2.Documentation of application (case study article and audit of BV documents)
3.Interview to ensure understanding of not only the process but theory.
The B certifications are the introductory level certifications a professional can achieve. It signifies a person has a basic understanding of the Best Value Approach but does not signify they are capable to correctly apply the Best Value Approach. The B certifications must all be renewed every 2 years. There are three level of B certification.
1.The B+ level signifies the basic understanding the Information Measurement Theory, which is the foundation of logic the Best Value Approach processes are built upon. It is gained by passing the Information Measurement Theory Certification Exam.
2.The B level signifies the basic understanding of the PIPS process, which is the most used model of the Best Value Approach. It is gained by passing the Best Value Approach Certification Exam.
3.The B- level signifies the most basic understanding of the Best Value Approach. It is gained by attending a Best Value training held by an A+ individual (no examination required).
To see the closest approved administer of Best Value certifications to you see get certified.