GInI Authorized Growth Venture Assessor (AGVA)® is GInI's recognition of individuals who have met GInI’s standard for being capable of undertaking GInI’s Innovation-Driven-Growth Readiness & Performance Assessment – so done for small and medium-sized business ventures seeking to attain accreditation with GInI as a GInI Certified Innovative Growth Venture – or CInGV®.

GInI duly authorizes AGVAs to undertake these assessments on behalf of GInI, and for the sake of these SME business ventures – in each case working with, and under the authority of, a GInI Authorized Training and Assessment Provider (ATAP) ® or a GInI Authorized University Provider (AUP) ®.

For reference, Certified Innovative Growth Venture (CInGV) is the only GInI accreditation assessment that AGVAs are authorized to perform on behalf of GInI; all other accreditation assessments must be performed by a GInI Authorized Innovation Assessor, or AInA. For more on AInA certification, refer to AInA Certification.

GInI AGVAs – together with GInI AInAs – are the only individuals authorized by GInI to undertake GInI’s Innovation-Driven-Growth Readiness & Performance Assessment. Business ventures seeking to attain CInGV accreditation with GInI must have this assessment conducted and submitted by an independent third-party AGVA or AInA in good standing with GInI. This allows GInI to enforce a standard of quality and excellence, by ensuring that all CInGV assessments are being conducted at the highest level of competence, objectivity, uniformity, and transparency.


Become Part of an Exclusive Group Authorized Only by GInI

Certification by Global Innovation Institute (GInI) as an Authorized Growth Venture Assessor (AGVA)® places you in a highly exclusive class of service provider. GInI’s AGVAs are widely recognized as having the knowledge, skills, and capabilities associated with high-growth, high-impact business ventures and therefore as being fully qualified to objectively and unbiasedly administer GInI’s Innovation-Driven-Growth Readiness & Performance Assessment for SME business ventures.

Become Recognized as a Knowledge Leader in the World of High-Growth Business Ventures

Gain A Clear Competitive Advantage In The Marketplace

With the growing demand for CInGV accreditations from GInI, the demand for AGVA services will continue to grow as well. AGVAs have the opportunity, therefore, to spend considerable time undertaking both formal CInGV accreditation assessments and select pre-assessments. Moreover, they can leverage their unique skills and knowledge as an AGVA for a broad range of growth and innovation consulting engagements. Both of these represent profitable new activities for the AGVA.

Promote the Economic Development of Your Region of the World

By establishing yourself as an Authorized Growth Venture Assessor, you come to be in a position to encourage and influence numerous business ventures in your nation and region to pursue accreditation as a CInGV®. As you are able to influence an increasing number of business ventures to pursue this accreditation, you contribute to raising the overall level of innovation capabilities in your part of the world. This in turn holds the potential for paying back significantly to the economic development and prosperity of that region.


Step 1- Meet the exam eligibility requirements:

To be eligible to register for the AGVA certification exam, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a university degree at the Bachelors or higher level.
  2. Have at least two (2) years of professional working experience – either in industry, academia, or government.
  3. Hold active certification with GInI as a CInP®, CInS®, or CCInO®.

Step 2- Choose your Learning Path:

At GInI, we provide two comprehensive learning options to cater to your preferences:

  1. Self-Study: Upon acquiring the AInMB, you can seamlessly prepare for the exam at your preferred pace.
  2. Instructor-Led Learning: Opt for additional guidance by enrolling in a course offered by one of our accredited providers in your vicinity.

Step 3– Apply For and Pass the AGVA Examination:

The AGVA exam is a 60-minute examination with 50 multiple-choice questions and a passing score of 75%.

Step 4– Complete An AGVA Apprenticeship (Optional But Recommended)

After receiving their official AGVA certification – and prior to conducting their first solo assessment – it is highly recommended that new AGVAs do either of the following (to the extent possible):

  1. shadow a current AGVA on at least one onsite assessment and review that assessment’s resultant CInGVAR.
  2. conduct their first assessment under the supervision and guidance of a current AGVA.
  3. both of these – as the more co-assessments a new AGVA can do, the better they will be able to learn the intricate details of the CInGV assessment process.


To maintain your AGVA certification, you must earn 50 Innovation Development Units (IDUs) every three years, or sit for the GInI AGVA Certification Exam again. Detailed information can be found under Maintain Your Certificate.


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