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SAVE International®, the premier international society devoted to the advancement of the Value Methodology (VM), also called value engineering, value analysis or value management, offers various education, training and networking opportunities.

For a current listing of upcoming workshops and seminars hosted by SAVE members, as well as other related organizations, please visit our online calendar.

If you are a member of SAVE, click here to submit your workshop or seminar for posting.


Module I & II Courses

The first required course for all levels of certification is an approved Module I workshop. This course consists of a minimum of 20 hours of instruction and 20 hours of live project application. Subject matter includes:

  • History, definitions and job plan
  • Function, FAST, function-cost
  • Creativity
  • People-oriented topics
  • Cost
  • Evaluation and implementation

The second required course for CVS certification is the Module II seminar (advanced) consisting of a minimum of 24 hours. Module II attendees should use their Module I knowledge in practice. This practice and experience is essential to a successful Module II. Subject matter covers:

  • Project and team structure
  • Job plan
  • Function analysis
  • Creativity (advanced)
  • Financial evaluation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Value management