New VMA Exam Procedures

By Bob Rude, PE, CVS-Life – Chairman, SAVE International Certification Board

Thank you all for your understanding and patience while SAVE International worked to improve its Value Methodology Associate (VMA) certification exam testing over the past few months.

The ‘black out’ period for the VMA exam has been lifted. The new VMA exam procedures are now in place and can be found online at

The new procedures include an individual’s approval from their Value Methodology Fundamentals 1 (VMF 1) course instructor before registering for the exam and taking the exam online at a testing center. Using testing centers, which are located world-wide, is more secure and reliable (as compared to the previous remote proctoring) and allows individuals to receive their official exam score as soon as they complete the exam.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, individuals may not be able to take the VMA exam for a period of time. Many of the testing centers in the U.S. and around the world are temporarily closed until further notice. This is an unfortunate situation but one that is affecting all of us personally and professionally, and the health and wellbeing of our members comes first.