A Fellow of the CAAV is a professionally qualified adviser who specialises in agricultural and rural matters. In order to become a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and be entitled to use the letters FAAV, applicants must:
- spend a minimum of two years gaining relevant work experience;
- pass the stringent CAAV professional entrance examinations which comprise written, practical and oral elements examined over two days;
- maintain a commitment to lifelong learning; and
- abide by the rules and regulations of the CAAV.
CAAV Fellows must have a broad knowledge of rural life, understand the relevant law and keep abreast of government regulation. They need to maintain a strong sense of practicality in times when there are rapidly evolving pressures on and opportunities in the countryside whilst at all times dealing professionally on behalf of clients.
For further information about using a CAAV Member and the types of work they usually advise upon, please see Using a CAAV Member. If you would like to know more about becoming a CAAV Member, please see How to Join.