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Current CMA Candidates

Preparing for the Exam

The CMA program lets you proceed at your own pace. A wide range of convenient study options can help you prepare – from self-study to online instruction to live classes. ICMA (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) offers helpful resources to assess your readiness and plan your studies.

Preparation Overview

The IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice communicates the values and ethical standards that guide each member's conduct in the workplace and throughout the examination process. The principles of the Statement are tested on the CMA exams, and candidates are responsible for knowing its contents.

Exam Support Package

New candidates joining the CMA program receive six months free access to the CMA Exam Support package beginning on the day they pay the CMA entrance fee. The CMA Exam Support Package includes a glossary of terms, and downloadable and printable multiple-choice and essay practice questions, for Parts 1 and 2. 


Review Courses

One of the benefits of the CMA program is flexibility. You can study at your own pace and take the exams when you're ready. There are three ways to prepare for the CMA exam: in a live classroom, a virtual classroom, or on your own. You can select the method and materials that best match the way you like to study.

Click here for more information on CMA Review Course Providers.

Note: ICMA is independent from all training vendors and does not sponsor or endorse any of these programs.