FAQ'S

About ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation

1. What is ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)

The ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO) is a Section 8 Company formed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to enroll and regulate registered valuers as its members in accordance with the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017 and matters incidental thereto.

2. Who has recognized ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO) and for which class?

ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO) has been recognized by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) for the Asset Class “Securities or Financial Assets”.

3. What is the objective of the ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

The primary objective of the Company is to enroll, educate and train members to enable them to carry out activities for the effective valuation procedures and methods, develop the profession of Registered Valuers, promote continuous professional development of valuation professionals, establish and promote high standards of practice and professional conduct.

Compliance with Valuation Standards

4. Whether a Valuer is required to comply with valuation standards while conducting a valuation?

As per Rule 8 of Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017, the registered valuer shall, while conducting a valuation, comply with the valuation standards as notified or modified under rule 18: 2 Provided that until the valuation standards are notified or modified by the Central Government, a valuer shall make valuations as per- (a) internationally accepted valuation standards; (b) valuation standards adopted by any registered valuers organisation.

5. Whether there are any Indian Valuation Standards available?

Yes, the Valuation Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

6. Whether ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation has adopted any Valuation Standards available?

Yes, the Valuation Standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India have been adopted by the ICAI RVO.

7. Whether a valuer is required to comply with the Valuation Standards adopted and issued by ICAI RVO?

Yes as per Rule 8 of Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017, the registered valuer shall, while conducting a valuation, comply with the valuation standards as notified or modified under rule 18 of the said Rules.

Eligibility to register as a Registered Valuer

8. What is the qualifications and experience required to register as a Registered Valuer for financial securities class?

An individual shall have the following qualifications and experience to be eligible for registration under rule 4, namely:-

i. Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary, MBA/ PGDBM in Finance and an individual having post graduate degree in finance and

ii. Having at least three years’ experience after possessing qualification as mentioned in (i) above.

9. Who are not eligible to be a Registered Valuer?

I. A person shall be eligible to be registered valuer, if

i. is a valuer member of a registered valuers organisation;

Explanation.─ For the purposes of this clause, “a valuer member” is a member of a registered valuers organisation who possesses the requisite educational qualifications and experience for being registered as a valuer;

ii. is recommended by the registered valuers organisation of which he is a valuer member for registration as a valuer;

iii. has passed the valuation examination under rule 5 within three years preceding the date of making an application for registration under rule 6;

iv. possesses the qualifications and experience as specified in rule 4;

v. is not a minor;

vi. has not been declared to be of unsound mind;

vii. is not an undischarged bankrupt, or has not applied to be adjudicated as a bankrupt;

viii. is a person resident in India;

Explanation.─ For the purposes of these rules ‘person resident in India’ shall have the same meaning as defined in clause (v) of section 2 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) as far as it is applicable to an individual;

ix. has not been convicted by any competent court for an offence punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding six months or for an offence involving moral turpitude, and a period of five years has not elapsed from the date of expiry of the sentence:

Provided that if a person has been convicted of any offence and sentenced in respect thereof to imprisonment for a period of seven years or more, he shall not be eligible to be registered;

x. has not been levied a penalty under section 271J of Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) and time limit for filing appeal before Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) or Income-tax Appellate Tribunal, as the case may be has expired, or such penalty has been confirmed by Income-tax Appellate Tribunal, and five years have not elapsed after levy of such penalty; and

xi. is a fit and proper person:

Explanation.─ For determining whether an individual is a fit and proper person under these rules, the authority may take account of any relevant consideration, including but not limited to the following criteria-

(a) integrity, reputation and character,

(b) absence of convictions and restraint orders, and

(c) competence and financial solvency.

II. No partnership entity or company shall be eligible to be a registered valuer if:

i. it has been set up for objects other than for rendering professional or financial services, including valuation services and that in the case of a company, it is not a subsidiary, joint venture or associate of another company or body corporate;

ii. it is undergoing an insolvency resolution or is an undischarged bankrupt;

iii. all the partners or directors, as the case may be, are not ineligible under clauses (c), (d), (e), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (k) of sub-rule (1);

iv. three or all the partners or directors, whichever is lower, of the partnership entity or company, as the case may be, are not registered valuers; or

v. none of its partners or directors, as the case may be, is a registered valuer for the asset class, for the valuation of which it seeks to be a registered valuer.

10. What are the other requirements to register as a registered valuer?

Subject to meeting other requirements, an individual is eligible to be a registered valuer, if he

(i) is a fit and proper person,

(ii) has the necessary qualification and experience,

(iii) is a valuer member of a RVO,

(iv) has completed a recognised educational course as member of a RVO,

(v) has passed the valuation examination conducted by the IBBI, and

(vi) is recommended by the RVO for registration as a valuer.

11. I am a graduate with 5 years experience. Whether I am eligible to register under ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

No.

12. I am an MBA specialised in Finance with 2 years and 11 months experience. Whether I am eligible to register in ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

You are eligible to do Primary Registration only after possessing 3 years of experience in the discipline after completing post graduation.

13. I am a graduate and MBA specialised in Finance having 4 years of post qualification experience. Whether I am eligible to register under ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

Yes.

14. I am a graduate and MBA specialised in Marketing having 6 years experience. Whether I am eligible to register under ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

No.

15. I am a graduate and CA having 3 years experience. Whether I am eligible to register under ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

Yes.

16. I am a Chartered Accountant having 6 years experience. Whether I am eligible to register in ICAI Registered Valuers Organization (RVO)?

Yes only if you are a graduate.

17. Whether I need to enroll as a member of RVO before undertaking Educational Course?

Yes

18. Whether a person in employment can become a Registered Valuer ?

No

Primary membership and Educational Course

19. Whether an individual possessing qualification and experience as per Rule 4 is required to register with RVO?

Yes, an individual shall enroll with the RVO as a primary member.

20. How many hours of Educational Course is mandatory?

50 hours Educational Course is mandatory.

21. Whether it is mandatory to undertake Educational Course by an RVO?

Yes as per Rule 5 (1) of the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rule, 2017, it is mandatory to undertake Educational Course in the specified class.

22. What is the process to be followed to become a Valuer member?

An individual has to first enroll as a valuer member with Registered Valuers Organisation and complete 50 hours Educational Course conducted by the RVO.

On completion of the Course and receiving a certificate of participation, the valuer member has to clear examination conducted by IBBI.

After clearing examination, valuer member to enroll with RVO and to make an application to the Authority in Form A of the Annexure II of the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017.

23. Whether a person in employment can undertake Educational Course?

Yes

24. Whether a person in employment can take Examination to become Registered Valuer?

No

Fee for Primary Membership and Educational Course

25. What is the registration process to be followed to get primary membership and Educational Course?

  • Download the ICAI RVO Primary Enrolment Form
  • Send the Filled in Enrolment Form along with the relevant self-attested documents to ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation (ICAI RVO) alongwith a registration Fee Rs. 5,000 /- plus GST @18%= Rs 5900/-

    Payment to be made through Demand Draft/ Multi city cheque to be drawn in favour of “ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation” payable at New Delhi

    ii. For Educational Course
  • Enclose Copy of Primary Registration Form (Only Primary members are eligible)
  • Send the Filled in Enrolment Form along with the relevant self-attested documents to ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation (ICAI RVO)
  • The Fees for members will be as follows:
  • Primary membership fee (non-refundable) is Rs 5000 plus 18% GST = Rs 5900/-
  • Educational course Fee is Rs 25000 plus 18% GST = Rs 29500/-
  • The Fees for members who have participated/passed the Certificate Course on Valuation conducted by ICAI will be as follows:
  • Primary membership fee (non-refundable) is Rs 5000 plus 18% GST = Rs 5900/-
  • Educational course Fee is Rs 20000 plus 18% GST = Rs 23600/-

Payment to be made through Demand Draft/ Multi city cheque to be drawn in favour of “ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation” payable at New Delhi.

26. Whether the Primary membership fee is refundable?

No

27. Whether the Educational Course fee is refundable?

Yes, if the participants informs ICAI RVO, 48 hours prior to the launch of the Course. In case, the participant does not inform, an amount of Rs 2000 will be deducted.

28. Whether the amount paid towards GST will also be refunded?

In case the GST is deposited with the Government, the same will not be refunded.

29. Whether the GST Invoice can be issued in the name of the Firm/ company?

No, the same can only be issued in Individual’s name

Examination to be a Valuer

30. What is Valuation Examination?

  • Valuation Examination is conducted to test the knowledge, practical skills and ethics of individuals in respect of valuation.
  • A person, who passes the Valuation Examination, shall receive acknowledgement of passing the examination.
  • A person may appear for the Valuation Examination any number of times.

31. Where I can get the detailed syllabus for the educational course of ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation?

For detailed syllabus for the educational course of ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation please visit: https://www.icairvo.in/syllabus/

32. Where I can get the details of IBBI Valuation Examination for Asset ClassSecurities or Financial Assets?

For the details of IBBI Valuation Examination for Asset Class-Securities or Financial Assets, please visit: https://www.icairvo.in/syllabus/ 8

33. How can I take the IBBI - Valuation Examination?

You need to go through three stages for taking the examination and follow instructions given on the screen at every stage:

Stage I: Please visit http://ibbi.gov.in/ValuationExamination.html; click on the relevant asset class, and Click on ‘Register/Enrol for Exam’ button. You will be taken to “Candidate registration form”. Please provide your email address and identity details, set a password, upload your photograph and scan copies of documents and then submit the form online. This is a onetime registration. Hereafter, you can access the examination system with your user id which is your email address and the password you have set at the time of registration. You can change the password whenever you like.

Stage II: You decide when you would like to take the examination. Then visit http://ibbi.gov.in/ValuationExamination.html;to enrol yourself for the examination. You need to select ‘IBBI-Valuation Examination’, click on the relevant asset class, Click on “Register/Enrol Online” link and access the system with user ID created in Stage I to choose the time and the day when you would like to take the examination and also choose the examination centre from where you would like to take the examination. After selecting time, day and centre, please pay examination fee of Rs.1500 online by using Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking. Thereafter, you can download your Admit Card for the examination.

Stage III: Please carry your Printout of Admit Card, original PAN Card/Aadhar Card/Passport and arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time at the examination centre. Please note that without the Admit Card and the Original Photo Identity proof (mentioned above), candidate/s shall not be permitted to appear for the Examination.

If you do not submit the answer paper earlier, the paper will be auto submitted by the system on expiry of two hours. Immediately on submission of the answer paper or expiry of two hours, whichever is earlier, a temporary mark sheet would be displayed on the 9 computer screen indicating the marks you have scored in the examination. If you score 60 marks or above, you would be declared successful in the examination. In that case, you would be issued a pass certificate by the IBBI within 30 days of the examination. You would be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Valuer with the temporary mark sheet and you need not wait to get the pass certificate from the IBBI.

If you do not pass the examination and wish to take the examination again, you need to repeat stage II and stage III, as many times as you wish.

34. Is this examination mandated under any law and for what purpose?

This examination is mandated under Section 247 read with Sections 458 and 469 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013). It is one of the mandatory conditions for registration as a Registered Valuer with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

35. What is the fee payable for the examination?

You need to pay a fee of Rs.1500 (Rupees One Thousand and Five Hundred only) with every enrolment. You need to pay the fee online by using Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.

36. What is the structure of the question paper?

The Valuation Examination is conducted for 3 asset classes namely Financial Assets or Securities, Land and Building, and Plant and Machinery. Individuals appearing for Financial Assets or Securities category will get 93 questions to answer, out of which 86 questions will be of 1 mark each and 7 questions of 2 marks each. You need to answer these questions in 2 hours as per the category you appear for. You need to select correct answer among these and a correct answer gives you the marks assigned to the question. A wrong answer attracts a negative mark of 25% of the marks assigned to the question. You need to score 60% to pass the examination.

37. Can I have an idea of the structure of the question paper before the examination?

A sample question paper is available at http://ibbi.gov.in/ValuationExamination.html

38. When is the examination held?

To check the availability of date and time at the examination centre of your choice, please visit http://ibbi.gov.in/ValuationExamination.html

39. How many times I can take the examination?

You can appear for the examination any number of times till you clear the exam. However, you have to enroll yourself afresh and pay the examination fee for each enrolment.

40. How do I prepare for the examination?

The examination is based on the syllabus notified by the IBBI on its website. Please visit http://ibbi.gov.in/ValuationExamination.html; and click on the relevant asset class to find out syllabus.

41. Can I refer books or other material during the examination?

No. It is not an open book examination.

42. When will I receive the pass certificate?

On submission of the answer paper, you would see your score on the computer screen. You would be issued a pass certificate, if you have secured 60 marks or above, by the IBBI within 30 days of the examination.

43. Who should I contact for any clarification about the examination?

You may send an e-mail at certhelp@bseindia.com; or at valuation-exam@ibbi.gov.in

44. How long is the certificate valid?

The certificate is valid for three year from the date of passing the examination.

Registration Certificate

45. What are the conditions to grant certificate of registration to a Valuer to carry on the activities of a registered valuer?

11 Certificate of registration is granted by the IBBI in Form C of Annexure II of Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017. The conditions for issuing a Certificate of Registration to Valuer are as follows:

  • At all times possess the eligibility and qualification and experience criteria as specified under rule 3 and rule 4;
  • At all times comply with the provisions of the Act , these rules and the Bye-laws or internal regulations, as the case may be, of the organisation;
  • Shall not render in his capacity as a registered valuer, not conduct valuation of the assets or class(es) of assets other than for which he/it has been registered by the authority;
  • He should take prior permission of the authority for shifting his/ its membership from one registered valuers organisation to another;
  • He should take adequate steps for redressal of grievances;
  • shall maintain records of each assignment undertaken by him for at least three years from the completion of such assignment;
  • He should comply with the Code of Conduct (available at the link: https://www.icairvo.in/-code-of-conduct ) of the ICAI RVO;
  • He should comply with such other conditions as may be imposed by the authority.

46. Who will issue the registration certificate?

The registration certificate as a valuer to carry out activities of a registered valuer.

Registration Process & Fees

47. How much fees to be paid for registration as a valuer?

The applicant has to pay the non-refundable application fees as follows:

  • Fees of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) - Rs. 5,000/- (Five Thousand only) plus GST @ 18%.
  • Fees to ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation (ICAI RVO):-
  • Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) as Annual membership fee and Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) as Enrolment Fee plus GST @ 18%. 12
  • Fees is charged half i.e. Rs. 5000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) as Annual Membership Fee and Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) as Enrolment Fee w.e.f. 1st October of each financial year plus GST @ 18%.
  • The Fees is to be made online to IBBI and ICAI RVO separately.

48. What is the registration process to be followed to register as a Registered Valuer?

The process of registration as registered valuer is as under:

Step 1: Satisfy yourself that you meet the eligibility requirements prescribed in rule 3 and qualification and experience prescribed in rule 4 of the Rules.

Step 2: Thereafter, seek enrolment as a valuer member of a RVO recognized by the IBBI.

Step 3: As a member of a RVO, complete the educational course recognised by the IBBI.

Step 4: Register and pass the computer based Valuation Examination of the relevant Asset Class conducted by the IBBI. Details of the Valuation Examination are available at IBBI website (www.ibbi.gov.in).

Step 5: Within three years of passing the valuation examination, submit Form A available at the link: https://www.icairvo.in/preliminary-registration-form/, duly filled in along with the requisite payment. Attach all the relevant documents (self-attested) while filing the form. Please ensure that size of the documents be less than 1 mb.

Step 6: Thereafter, RVO shall verify Form A and other requirements and then submit the Form A along with its recommendation for registration as a valuer to the IBBI. 13

Step 7: On receipt of Form A along with recommendation of the RVO, the fee and other documents, the IBBI shall process the application for registration in accordance with the Rules.

49. What is the Process for Filing Form A to be Registered Valuer under the Companies Act 2013?

To become registered valuer under the Companies Act, 2013, you are required to fill the application in prescribed form for registration as a registered valuer under rule 3 of the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation Rules) 2017.

In this regard, you may make an application to the authority (IBBI) in Form-A. Kindly follow the following steps while filling Form A to be Registered Valuer.

  1. Click on the Link to fill Form A: http://ibbi.gov.in/webfront/valuers/register.php
  2. It is a three interface process, before uploading the form, kindly go through the details carefully.

a) Personal Details

b) Other Details

c) Attach Documents

3.Either the Communication address or permanent address should be the same as that of the address in the Aadhar Card.


4. In the Educational Qualification Column, attach the Graduation Degree and do not enclose the graduation marksheet.

  1. In the Professional Qualification Column, enclose ICAI Certificate of Membership.

6.In the Column, Copy of proof of membership with a Registered Valuers Organisation, please upload Educational Course Certificate by ICAI alongwith the Marksheet received for clearing IBBI Registered Valuers Examination in One PDF

7.Experience letters to be uploaded separately for the Experience shown in one PDF. For Example,

a) If you have shown experience of 25 years in practice, then Experience letter for 25 years separately for various forms along with the Certificate of Practice.

b) If you have shown 5 years of experience of employment in company "A", 2 years of experience of employment in company "B", 3 years of experience in practice in firm "A". Enclose 3 Experience Certificates separately for the details shown along with the Certificate of Practice.

The documents have to be uploaded in one PDF in the column copies of documents demonstrating practice or work experience for the relevant period.

8.Take a print out of the Application filed and upload the signed and scanned copy of the application along with the addendum to the Form A in the column Form A.

9.Addendum to Form A to be uploaded with Form A (in one PDF) which is enclosed in the mail.

10.Fees to be paid to ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation (ICAI RVO) is as follows:-

  • Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) as Enrolment Fee plus GST @ 18%. Total = 2360/
  • Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) as Annual membership fee plus GST @ 18%, Total = 11,800/-
  • Membership Fee is charged at 50% of the Annual Membership Fee i.e. an amount of Rs.5000/-(Rupees Five Thousand only) plus GST @ 18% (Total - Rs 5900) w.e.f. 1st October of each Financial Year.

    The Fee has to be paid through NEFT:

    A/c name- ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation
    Bank name- State Bank of India
    A/c No. - 37678658160
    IFSC - SBIN0005222

    11.Kindly send the Form A along with the addendum to Form A at the undermentioned address.
    12. Once the Form filed online is approved by ICAI RVO, you will receive payment link directly from IBBI.
    13. Please make a non-refundable application fee of five thousand Rupees + GST @ 18% in favour of the authority (IBBI) at the link (Payment Gateway Link) received from IBBI.
    14. Send the proof of payment alongwith date of payment to IBBI at icairvo@icai.in or send the hard copy alongwith Form A.
    15. Once you will upload the Form, you will receive User id and password details from IBBI, please save the User id and password for future reference.

    Kindly read the Form carefully and upload the same as it is difficult to edit the Form, once uploaded.

    Sarika Singhal
    Deputy Secretary and CEO Designate
    ICAI Registered Valuers Organsiation
    A-29, 4th Floor, Administrative Block,
    ICAI Bhawan, Sector - 62, Noida, India
    Tel. +91 120 3876 867
    Website: http://www.icairvo.in/

50. What is the Annual membership Fees of ICAI RVO?

Members enrolled with ICAI RVO have to pay an Annual membership fee Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) plus applicable taxes for each Financial Year (to be paid before 30th April of Every Year)

51. How could I know that my filled in Form A have been uploaded correctly?

An auto acknowledgement is being sent to the registered email id submitted in the form. You can check your filled in details from there.

52. What can happen if Authority reuses to grant Certificate?

If, after considering an application made under Rule 6, the Board is of the prima facie opinion that the registration ought not be granted, it shall communicate the reasons for forming such an opinion and give the applicant an opportunity to explain why his application should be accepted, within fifteen days of the receipt of the communication from the Authority, to enable it to form a final opinion.

53. In what time period Authority shall communicate its decision about its rejection or acceptance of application?

After considering the explanation, if any, given by the applicant under sub-rule (8), the Authority shall communicate its decision to-

(a) accept the application, along with the certificate of registration, or

(b) reject the application by an order, giving reasons thereof, within thirty days of receipt of the explanation.

54. Whether a Registered Valuer can temporary surrender his certificate of registration?

As per Rule 9 of Chapter II of Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017; a Registered Valuer can temporary surrender his certificate of registration. In this case, Registered Vauers Organisation shall inform the Authority if any of its valuer member has temporarily surrendered his certificate of membership after temporary surrender not later than seven days from approval of the application for temporary surrender.

Miscellaneous

55. In what circumstances, Authority can issue show cause notice to a valuer?

As per Rule 17 (1) of Chapter IV of Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017; Based on the findings of an inspection or investigation, or on material otherwise available on record, if the Board is of prima facie opinion that sufficient cause exists, in that case show cause shall be issued to the valuer.

56. Bye Laws of ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation?

The Bye Laws are available at www.icairvo.in

57. What is the Code of Conduct for Registered Valuers?

As per Rule 7 (g) and Rule 12 (2) (d) of the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017, the Registered Valuers are required to follow the Code of Conduct available at: https://www.icairvo.in/-code-of-conduct/

Contact Details of ICAI RVO

58. What is the contact detail of ICAI RVO?

Secretariat,

ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation (ICAI RVO),

3rd Floor, Hostel Block, A29, Sector- 62, Noida – 201309,

Phone: +91 120 3876867,

Email: rvocourse@icai.in.

For any other details please visit: www.icairvo.in