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How to become a CMA

The path to the CMA is manageable. Watch this video to see what you can expect on your journey to certification.

To earn the CMA, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an active IMA membership
  • Complete and pass Parts 1 and 2 of the CMA Exam.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or a related professional certification. (For details, please refer to the Education Qualification Section of the CMA Handbook.)
  • Abide by IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.
  • Have two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management. (Please refer to the Experience Qualification section of the CMA Handbook.)

Hear from successful CMAs

CMA program fees

Professionals
CMA entrance fee (nonrefundable)
$250*
Exam fee
$415* per part
Students/ Academics
CMA entrance fee (nonrefundable)
$188*
Exam fee
$311* per part
*IMA membership is additional and also required.

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the CMA with any
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