Training Standards

As a learned organisation, the IVM endeavours to ensure its body of knowledge and that of its members expands.

The Certification Board of the IVM is approved by the Value for Europe (V4E) Board as the National Certification Organisation for the UK. It is responsible for ensuring Value Management training and certification standards are of the highest quality and that they are in line with the V4E Board’s European Value Management Training and Certification System in compliance of BS EN12973:2020 and its related Standards.

The IVM also aims to provide links to other professional and standards bodies and collaborate with related institutions in the UK and abroad.

Certification Board Roles

The Certification Board (CB) of the IVM abides by the rules of the V4E Board to administer the current version of V4E Value Management Training and Certification (V4E-TCS). The IVM CB is responsible for the certification process for assessing competence and awarding qualifications to those with demonstrated competence in Value Management. It also accredits training courses which comply with the V4E-TCS V4E to be run by qualified Trainers in Value Management (TVMs).

A IVM CB member is nominated to sit on the V4E Board and work on the development of the V4E-TCS, marketing of V4E and European Norms in Value Management – BS EN12973 – Value Management Standard, BS EN1325 – Value Management Vocabulary. Terms and definitions, BS EN16271 – Functional Performance Specification and the development of new Value Management related Standards.

Specifically, the Certification Board performs the following functions:


  • Advise the IVM Executive on qualifications and standards


  • Determine qualification procedures


  • Apply procedures and determine suitability of candidates


  • Award Qualifications and review as required


  • Accredit courses in Value Management which meet the requirements of ETCS and BS EN12973:2020 and its related Standards


  • Represent the IVM at the V4E Board and international meetings related to training and certification
CB Members:

Laura Robertson

Deputy Chair
To be appointed

UK Representative on the Value for Europe Board and CEN/TC 279 Chair
Keith Owen

Advisor to Standardisation Committees
Michael Graham

CB Assessment Co-ordinator
Matthew Locke

University Liaison (Focus on QVA)
Mike Jefferyes

Co-opted Member
John Downer

Co-opted Member
Achilleas Chatzitheocharis

Co-opted Member
Francisco Rojas Iglesias

Co-opted Member
Derek Thomson

Value Management Courses

All Value Management Training Courses can now be delivered again face-to-face, where it is safe to do so, taking due cognisance of Covid-19 risks. Courses at VM1, VM2 and VM3 levels have been approved for delivery live on-line and the Certification Board is working closely with qualified Trainers in Value Management (TVMs) to cater for the demand for these on-line courses. Blended learning i.e. a mixture of face-to-face and live on-line learning is possible for VM1 and VM3 courses where the TVM’s course has been approved to do so.