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A+ Certification

The A+ BVC (Best Value Certification) is the highest comprehension level of certification a professional can achieve. The A+ certification signifies a professional is capable of educating other professionals in the Best Value process and concepts.

Renewal of Certification

The Best Value processes and concepts are dynamic and constantly changing to meet the requirements of a changing industry. As a result, professionals must pass the Train the Trainer Exam every year.


  1. Pass the Train the Trainer Exam: The “train the trainer” Exam is given once a year by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi at the Annual Best Value Conference held in Arizona. The Train the Trainer exam is generally accompanied with a Train the Trainer Session offered by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi; however the session is not necessary to participate in the exam. The “train the trainer” exam is the application of PIPS and IMT to resolve issues that arise in organizations and supply chains. Unlike the B and B+ exams which focus on the theory and process; the Train the Trainer exam focuses on the 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.