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Become A CMA®

"Cummins is a strong advocate for the CMA program, and there’s a lot of encouragement within the company to get certified. I hadn’t been with the company very long when I realized that taking the CMA would offer many advantages."

Kurt Riddle, CMA
Cummins Inc.

"I believe it’s very important that people demonstrate mastery of a subject by earning an objective signal or sign that they have achieved a certain level of competency. That’s why the CMA is such an excellent certification: It shows mastery of a very broad range of subjects."

Dr. Wanda A. Wallace, CMA, CPA, CIA

“Financial analysis and decision support are central to management accounting practice, and the CMA focuses on these areas.”

David Burritt, CMA, CPA
U.S. Steel

“At Microsoft, we look for a combination of solid accounting skills, the ability to think strategically, and strong business ethics. If someone is a CMA, we can be more comfortable that the person has mastered these aspects of the profession.”

Bob Laux, CMA, CPA
Microsoft Corporation

“I didn’t really follow a traditional accounting path: I majored in management and economics in college…As a manager, I’ve encouraged many members of my staff to pursue their certification. I decided that it was time to lead by example and earned one myself.”

Julie A. Lagacy, CMA
Caterpillar Inc.

"I see it as my goal to help students and to be a positive influence on their lives. I really feel like it’s my duty to tell the students about the advantages of the CMA and what it can mean to their careers."

Mark DeRemer,

Concordia University of Wisconsin

Exam Fees

Professional Member Fees
CMA Entrance Fee (nonrefundable) $250*
Exam Fee $415 per part
Prometric Rescheduling Fee: to reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your scheduled appointment $50
Student/Academic Member Fees
CMA Entrance Fee (nonrefundable) $188*
Exam Fee $311 per part
Prometric Rescheduling Fee: to reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your scheduled appointment $50

 Please note:

  • We urge you to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Your authorization number is only valid for the testing window you selected. There are no postponements. 
  • Candidates also must register for an exam part within the first 12 months of entering the program.
  • Fees subject to change.
  • To qualify for the Student/Academic discount, you must be an IMA Student/Academic member.

*The CMA Entrance Fee covers:

  • Credential review for educational qualification
  • Credential review for experience qualification
  • Six months access to the CMA Exam Support package which includes printable practice questions
  • Final Score Report
  • Performance feedback reports for candidates who do not pass
  • Personalized, numbered certificate for office display
  • Congratulatory notification to employer or others, if desired
Refund Policy

The CMA Entrance Fee is not refundable.

The examination fee is refundable within 30 days from the time you purchased the exam and if no appointment has been set with Prometric. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. We don't offer postponements of exam  parts. You must sit in the testing window for which you purchased a registration.