The Professional Accreditation Program is one of the most important components of the Institute's professional development curriculum. Members who meet established criteria are awarded the prestigious professional designation of Certified Business Appraiser (CBA). This distinction, which denotes a level of competence attained only by the most accomplished business appraisers, grants its recipients special recognition and prestige among fellow appraisers, the courts and throughout the business appraisal community.

Accreditation as a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) is available to those members of The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc. who are able to demonstrate that they have attained a high level of professional competence and conduct. The CBA accreditation designates the appraiser as a true professional in his/her field, worthy of the admiration of fellow appraisers and deserving the fullest confidence of clients and potential clients.