CMA® Certification

Certified Financial Manager

The Certified Financial Manager (CFM) certification program was established in June of 1996, and 4,940 financial professionals have earned the CFM designation. The CFM exams were discontinued December 31, 2007. The IMA continues to support all CFM holders with appropriate member services, recognition of the CFM achievement, and the maintenance of certification records.

The requirements for certification included passing four examinations testing economics, management, corporate finance, management accounting, decision analysis, and ethics. In addition, the candidate was required to complete two years of relevant work experience, hold a Bachelor’s degree, be a member of IMA, and abide by the Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. Once certified, a CFM is required to maintain membership in IMA and complete 30 hours of continuing education annually.

Although the CFM certification was an excellent program, the program was unable to find a sustained audience. Therefore, the Board of Regents made the decision not to expend further resources on the CFM examination process but rather to dedicate those resources to supporting the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) program. Much of the finance material in the CFM exam was moved to the CMA curriculum.

For a listing of Active CFMs, click here.

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Important information for CMA Candidates who enrolled in the four-exam part program prior to February 28, 2010

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The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI)

ICWAI and ICMA have entered into a mutual recognition agreement based on an extensive review of the competencies and rigor of their proprietary certifications. ICMA recognizes ICWAI members as CMAs upon payment of this one-time entrance fee in fulfillment of the agreement reached between these organizations. Proof of ICWAI certification is required. Click here for more information.

For a member of IMA with the CMA certification interested in ICWAI certification click here for more information.


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