Awards & Honours bestowed by CBV Institute are a proud and long-standing tradition. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional accomplishment in the CBV profession. Most awards are initiated by nomination by peers and undergo a rigorous process of review, conducted by Institute committees or sub-committees, with final approval of the Board of Directors. Awards & Honours are presented annually before the CBV community.

Awards for Academic Excellence

George Ovens Award

In honour of George Ovens, CBV, a founding member of CBV Institute, this award is presented to the Student who achieves the highest mark on the Membership Qualification Examination (MQE). Special recognition goes to second and third highest marks.

See details in the George Ovens Award Policy

Award Recipient – First Place 2023 MQE : Kristian Paul Fafard CPA, CFA, CBV

Second Place 2023 MQE: Jinwei Tang CFA, CPA, CBV

Third Place 2023 MQE : Simon Hicks CPA, CBV

Scholastic Achievement Award

In honour of Ronald W. Scott CBV, this award is granted annually to the Student who achieves the highest average mark on all required courses in the CBV Program of Studies.

See details in the Scholastic Achievement Award Policy

Award Recipient – 2023 Program of Studies: Hugo Ouimet CPA, CBV

cbv INStitute awards of excellence

Top CBV Under 40
in Memory of David Cornfield, CA, CBV

This award is presented to a CBV Under 40 who has demonstrated success in a broad diversity of interests, brought distinction to the profession and/or has given outstanding service in a number of areas.

See details in Top CBV Under 40 in Memory of David Cornfield CA, CBV, Policy
Download Nomination Form
Nominations Closed

Award Recipient in 2024: Inderjot (JT) Dhoot AACI, ICD.D, MFAcc, CBV

cbv institute Ambassador of The Year Award

This award is granted annually to a CBV or Student who, through their volunteer contributions, has had a significant impact on the advancement of CBV Institute programs, services and objectives. This award includes a donation of $1,000 to the charity of the recipient’s choice.

See details in CBV Institute Ambassador of the Year Policy

Award Recipient in 2024: Michael Rudanycz CPA, CA, CFA, ICD.D, CBV

Hall of honours

FCBV – Fellow of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators

Granting of the Fellow designation is the highest honour CBV Institute confers. The FCBV designation recognizes CBVs who have brought distinction to the business valuation profession and have achieved recognition in their professional lives and in their communities.

See details in the FCBV Policy
Download Nomination Form
Nominations Closed

Recipient of FCBV honours in 2024: Richard Crosson CPA, CA, FCBV

See past FCBVs

Can I be nominated again if I am not chosen as a Fellow? 

Yes, if a nominee is not awarded the FCBV designation in a given year, they are eligible to be nominated in a subsequent year.  There are no limits to the number of times that a nominee can be submitted for consideration.

life member Designation

The Life Member honour is granted to CBVs who have achieved eminence in their business valuation careers and have retired from active practice.

See details in the Life Member Policy
Download Nomination Form
Nominations Closed

Recipient of Life Member honours in 2023: Jim Horvath FCBV, ASA, CVA, CPA, MBA

See past Life Members

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