Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

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https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification?ssopc=1

The CMA exam: 2 parts covering 12 competencies.

Eligibility Requirements

Meet One Of The Following Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or professional accounting certification required 2 years of work experience required
  • Successful completion of parts 1 for part 2the exam

How To Apply For CMA Course

  • Visit imanet.org/cma-certification to apply.
  • You will need to purchase the CMA entrance fee and IMA membership. The application process takes about 10 minutes.
  • Register for the exam. You can register for Part 1 and Part 2 in any order or register for both at the same time.
  • Prepare to complete certification requirements including submitting your education transcript and work experience. This can be done before or after passing the exam, but is required as a final step to become certified.

How To Apply For CMA Certification

  • To be eligible for CMA certification, you must fulfill all of the following requirements: Active membership in IMA
  • Active CMA entrance fee
  • Satisfy the education qualification Satisfy the experience qualification
  • Complete all required examination parts
  • Comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.

CMA Entrance Fee

The CMA entrance fee for the certification program must be paid before taking the examinations.

Candidates must complete the CMA program within three years from the date of entry into the program. If both exam parts are not successfully completed within three years of entering the certification program, any passed part will expire, and the CMA entrance fee will have to be repaid.

The CMA entrance fee includes:

  • Access to the CMA support package beginning on the date of entry into the CMA program* • Performance feedback reports
  • Review of educational and experience credentials
  • Personalized, numbered certificate upon completion of all requirements Employer notification of CMA designation by request
  • Listing of all CMAs in good standing on the IMA website for employer verification of status
  • Final score report upon completion of exams

About The Exam

  • The CMA exams are computer-based and administered at hundreds of Prometric testing facilities worldwide. With three testing windows each year, you can sit for an exam at a time and place convenient for you.
  • If you are enrolled in the CMA program and are ready to sit for the exam, here are the steps:
  • Pick your testing window. Testing windows are offered in January/February, May/June, and September/October.
  • Register for the exam at www.imaonlinestore.com
  • Receive your authorization number(s) along with further instructions.
  • Schedule your exam appointment(s) with Prometric, our testing partner, at www.prometric.com/ICMA
  • The performance reports are emailed approximately 14 days after exam results are posted to the candidate’s profile.
  • Candidates who do not pass the exam will receive a report that indicates their performance on each of the key topic areas in the multiple-choice section as well as their overall performance on the essay section of the exam.

CMA Examination

  • Candidates for CMA certification must complete all required examination parts.
    • Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essays)
    • Part 2: Strategic Financial Management (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essays) Each exam part will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions.
  • You will have three hours to complete the multiple-choice section and one hour to complete the essays
  • Note: You must answer at least 50% of the multiple-choice questions correctly to be eligible to take the essay section.

Fee Payble To IIMA

  • IMA Membership –$ 235 payable every year Student Membership -$39 Entrance Fee -$ 240
  • Examination Fee -$ 380
  • Rescheduling the Exam -$ 50(payable to Prometric) Rechecking of the Paper -$ 50

Rescheduling or Cancellation of a Scheduled Appointment

  • Cancelling your appointment with Prometric does not generate a refund or an automatic approved test window change.
  • It only allows you to have the possibility to reschedule the appointment for a different date in the same testing window
  • Prometric will charge you a fee if you cancel your exam within 30 days of the scheduled appointment date.
  • The CMA entrance fee is not refundable.
  • The examination fee is refundable within 30 days from the date you purchased the exam and if no appointment has been set with Prometric. A processing fee will be subtracted from the refund.

The Day of the Exam

  • Arrive at the Prometric Testing Center 30 minutes before the time of your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will lose your
  • scheduled sitting and be required to reregister at full cost.
  • You will be required to sign the Prometric Log Book and provide a fingerprint. Bring valid forms of identification.
  • Bring an approved calculator.
  • Prometric will provide paper and a pencil.

Exam Fail / Retest

  • If you fail part of the CMA exam, you have 2 options.
  • Your first option is to take that part again. You can’t do so in the same testing window, but you can sit in as many testing windows as necessary to pass both parts within 3 years.

Renewal / Annual Fee

  • Renewal of membership every year.

Recertification / Professional Development

  • The maintenance of your certification is contingent upon fulfillment of the following obligations:
  • Complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education, including two hours of ethics. Comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.
  • Pay the CMA Annual Fee, which covers active membership in IMA and the annual CMA Maintenance fee.

Use Of The CMAS Credential

  • Include the CMA certification on your business card, on your resume, on your LinkedIn profile, and in business correspondence.
  • Display your CMA digital badge on your LinkedIn and social media profiles. (Look for an email from IMA after you become certified to claim your badge.

https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification?ssopc=1

The CMA exam: 2 parts covering 12 competencies

Meet One Of The Following Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or professional accounting certification required 2 years of work experience required
  • Successful completion of parts 1 for part 2the exam
 
  • Visit imanet.org/cma-certification to apply.
  • You will need to purchase the CMA entrance fee and IMA membership. The application process takes about 10 minutes.
  • Register for the exam. You can register for Part 1 and Part 2 in any order or register for both at the same time.
  • Prepare to complete certification requirements including submitting your education transcript and work experience. This can be done before or after passing the exam, but is required as a final step to become certified.
  • To be eligible for CMA certification, you must fulfill all of the following requirements: Active membership in IMA
  • Active CMA entrance fee
  • Satisfy the education qualification Satisfy the experience qualification
  • Complete all required examination parts
  • Comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.

The CMA entrance fee for the certification program must be paid before taking the examinations.

Candidates must complete the CMA program within three years from the date of entry into the program. If both exam parts are not successfully completed within three years of entering the certification program, any passed part will expire, and the CMA entrance fee will have to be repaid.

The CMA entrance fee includes:

  • Access to the CMA support package beginning on the date of entry into the CMA program* • Performance feedback reports
  • Review of educational and experience credentials
  • Personalized, numbered certificate upon completion of all requirements Employer notification of CMA designation by request
  • Listing of all CMAs in good standing on the IMA website for employer verification of status
  • Final score report upon completion of exams
  • The CMA exams are computer-based and administered at hundreds of Prometric testing facilities worldwide. With three testing windows each year, you can sit for an exam at a time and place convenient for you.
  • If you are enrolled in the CMA program and are ready to sit for the exam, here are the steps:
  • Pick your testing window. Testing windows are offered in January/February, May/June, and September/October.
  • Register for the exam at www.imaonlinestore.com
  • Receive your authorization number(s) along with further instructions.
  • Schedule your exam appointment(s) with Prometric, our testing partner, at www.prometric.com/ICMA
  • The performance reports are emailed approximately 14 days after exam results are posted to the candidate’s profile.
  • Candidates who do not pass the exam will receive a report that indicates their performance on each of the key topic areas in the multiple-choice section as well as their overall performance on the essay section of the exam.
  • Candidates for CMA certification must complete all required examination parts.
    • Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essays)
    • Part 2: Strategic Financial Management (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essays) Each exam part will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions.
  • You will have three hours to complete the multiple-choice section and one hour to complete the essays
  • Note: You must answer at least 50% of the multiple-choice questions correctly to be eligible to take the essay section.
 
 
  • IMA Membership –$ 235 payable every year Student Membership -$39 Entrance Fee -$ 240
  • Examination Fee -$ 380
  • Rescheduling the Exam -$ 50(payable to Prometric) Rechecking of the Paper -$ 50
  • Cancelling your appointment with Prometric does not generate a refund or an automatic approved test window change.
  • It only allows you to have the possibility to reschedule the appointment for a different date in the same testing window
  • Prometric will charge you a fee if you cancel your exam within 30 days of the scheduled appointment date.
  • The CMA entrance fee is not refundable.
  • The examination fee is refundable within 30 days from the date you purchased the exam and if no appointment has been set with Prometric. A processing fee will be subtracted from the refund.
  • Arrive at the Prometric Testing Center 30 minutes before the time of your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will lose your
  • scheduled sitting and be required to reregister at full cost.
  • You will be required to sign the Prometric Log Book and provide a fingerprint. Bring valid forms of identification.
  • Bring an approved calculator.
  • Prometric will provide paper and a pencil.
  • If you fail part of the CMA exam, you have 2 options.
  • Your first option is to take that part again. You can’t do so in the same testing window, but you can sit in as many testing windows as necessary to pass both parts within 3 years.
  • Renewal of membership every year.

  • The maintenance of your certification is contingent upon fulfillment of the following obligations:
  • Complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education, including two hours of ethics. Comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.
  • Pay the CMA Annual Fee, which covers active membership in IMA and the annual CMA Maintenance fee.

  • Include the CMA certification on your business card, on your resume, on your LinkedIn profile, and in business correspondence.
  • Display your CMA digital badge on your LinkedIn and social media profiles. (Look for an email from IMA after you become certified to claim your badge.
 
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