Maintaining your CMA is easy.
Once you've earned the CMA certification, you can maintain it by following these simple steps:
Keep your IMA membership active, including the CMA maintenance fee
As an IMA member, you'll have access to our resources and publications, providing you with news and information you need to bring value to your career and your organization.
Fulfill your annual CPE requirement.
IMA offers over 300 NASBA-approved continuing education courses. You can find the courses and packages that are right for you.
CPE Courses and Events
IMA offers hundreds of programs designed to meet the professional development needs of management accountants and financial professionals in business.
Here are two important tools to help you with your career.
Promoting Your CMA
As a CMA, you worked hard to earn your certification, and you're committed to getting the best return on your investment. Enhance the value of your certification by promoting the CMA to your employer, your colleagues, and new graduates entering the profession.
Display your certification as a badge of honor.
Include the CMA certification on your business card, on your resume, on your LinkedIn profile, and in business correspondence. Display your CMA digital badge on your LinkedIn and social media profiles. (Look for an email from IMA after you become certified to claim your badge.)
Announce your achievement with a press release.
You can send this to your local media and business journals, alumni publications, and your employer's company newsletter. You can use our sample press release.
Inform your employer and human resources department.
Invite your colleagues to learn more about the CMA through our live webinars.
Arrange a free, informational webinar about the value of the CMA.
Connect With Other CMAs
Maximize the value of your CMA by becoming a member of our virtual CMA communities.
Our worldwide CMA network allows you to access and exchange a variety of information - and industry best practices. Share experiences with other CMAs, collaborate to promote the certification within your organization, and gain insights about advancing your career.
Our exclusive members-only network allows you to connect with more targeted audiences through hundreds of sub-groups, including chapters and councils, special committees, and study groups.
Our worldwide network of over 300 chapters offer you a local peer network. Each chapter offers a range of professional education programs and leadership, mentoring, community service, and authorship opportunities.
With over 30,000 members in our LinkedIn group, this platform is ideal for posting relevant news, trends, or thoughts about management accounting.