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"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
"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
“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
“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
"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."
CMA, CFM, CPA
Concordia University of Wisconsin
To enroll in the CMA program, you first need to join IMA.
IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA offers its members exclusive access to the CMA program. We are committed to helping you – and our network of more than 70,000 members – to expand your professional skills, better manage your organization, and enhance your career.
ICMA® (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) is the certification affiliate of IMA. ICMA is responsible for developing, administering, and grading the CMA exam; establishing the policies and procedures for the CMA program; and for ensuring the program’s overall integrity. The ICMA Board of Regents is responsible for setting the policies, and the ICMA staff is responsible for operations.
The CMA exams are computer-based and administered at hundreds of 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:
1. Register for the exam
2. Receive confirmation of your registration which provides your authorization number(s), testing window(s), and the instructions for candidates.
3. Schedule your exam appointment(s) with Prometric, our testing partner www.prometric.com.
4. Appear for your scheduled exam appointment(s) with the required identification documents.
To locate a Prometric Testing Center and schedule exam appointments, visit www.prometric.com/ICMA.
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