FMAA™ (Financial and Managerial Accounting Associate)

Open the door to your future

Gain the confidence to speak the global language of business and demonstrate your proficiency in the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting.

Download 10 sample questions from the FMAA exam to test your knowledge.

Benefits of earning the FMAA

Demonstrate your skillset

Learn to apply financial and managerial accounting principles to real-world situations, enhancing your skills and value to your employer.

Advance your career

Take the first step in your certification journey and start your career with impact.

Stand out

Differentiate yourself as a certified professional and meet the global standard of financial and managerial accounting fundamentals.

The FMAA: 1 exam covering 5 key competencies

The FMAA is a 2-hour computer based exam with 80 multiple choice questions.

Who can benefit from earning the FMAA?

Early Business Career Professionals

Professionals with titles like Junior Accountant, Specialist, Analyst, and Manager.

Non-Accounting & Finance Professionals

For those who want to understand the basics of financial and managerial accounting, including professionals in Marketing, HR, Operations, and Business Owners.

University Students

Give yourself an edge to start your career and progress to a CMA when you are ready.

How to Earn the FMAA Certification


Sign up for the program and register for the exam*


We recommend 50 hours of study time to best prepare for the exam


Successfully pass the two-hour exam comprised of 80 multiple choice questions

*You can take the exam at Prometric testing centers around the world.

How much is the FMAA?

Registration is open for the June and September 2024 exam windows.
Exam Price: $299

Certified FMAAs will need to pay a $49 annual renewal fee and earn 15 CPE credits per year.

Preparing for the FMAA Certification

IMA has partnered with authorized course providers.

Gleim Exam Prep

HOCK International


FMAA Resources

Consider these documents everything you need to know about the FMAA exam.

FMAA Handbook

Learning Outcome Statements

Content Specification Outline

You passed! What's next?

Share your achievement

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Continue learning

Earn 15 credits of CPE per year (including 1 ethics credit). CPE credits can be earned at a discounted rate through IMA or through other organizations.

Maintain your certification

Pay your annual renewal fee of $49 and fulfill your annual CPE requirement.

Count on IMA to help you succeed

The FMAA is offered by IMA, a trusted global association for financial and managerial accounting professionals.
Become part of a network of about 140,000 global professionals.
Be certified by a globally recognized organization that is one of the largest and most respected associations in accounting and finance.
Pursue a cost effective and manageable certification to help you get a head start in your career.


  • Pass the FMAA exam.
  • There are no membership or education requirements for FMAA certification.

For further details, please refer to the FMAA Handbook.

There are a variety of resources to help candidates prepare for the exam. In addition to the Content Specification Outlines (CSO) and detailed Learning Outcome Statements (LOS), there is a reading list that directs candidates to publications containing in-depth information on specific content areas. Also, upon entry into the FMAA program, candidates have access to the exam support package. Preparation plans should be individualized based on the candidate’s education, experience, and preferred learning style. Candidates should determine the appropriate mix of available resources that will best help them master the body of knowledge described in the CSO and LOS.

Exams are administered through the worldwide network of Prometric Testing Centers and are available in accordance with local customs. There are many locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To locate a test center, please visit