CMA® Resource Center

"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.

“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

“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

"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

“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,
CMA, CFM, CPA
Concordia University of Wisconsin

Maintaining Your Credential

Once you’ve become a CMA, you can maintain your credential by following three easy steps:

  • 1

    Continue your membership in IMA.

  • 2

    Pay the CMA maintenance fee*.

  • 3

    Fulfill your annual CPE requirement.

CMA Maintenance Fee*

The CMA maintenance fee is payable at the time of your renewal term. This fee is used by ICMA to promote the CMA program in the marketplace to enhance the value to all CMAs. It also covers the administrative costs of maintaining CMA records and providing confirmation of your CMA credential to employers.

CMA members receive a discount off the subscription price of IMA’s NASBA-approved CPEdge learning products, and access to IMA's series of free CPE-eligible webinars.