Current CMA® Candidates

"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

Information for Candidates Who Enrolled Prior to February 2010

For CMA Candidates who enrolled in the four-exam part program prior to February 28, 2010, here is important information regarding your exam and schedule requirements.

 Four-part Exam Parts Passed

Two-part Exam Parts Needed

Part 1 – Business Analysis (only)

Part 1 – Financial Planning,
Performance and Control; and
Part 2 – Financial Decision Making

Part 2 – Management Accounting
and Reporting

Part 2 – Financial Decision Making

Part 3 – Strategic Management

Part 1 – Financial Planning,
Performance and Control

The CMA Entrance Fee is valid for 3 years from the date of purchase or transfer into the 2 part program; however, a candidate must register for an exam part within the first 12 months of entering the program.

If a candidate does not register for an exam within the first 12 months of entering the CMA program, the entrance fee will expire. If the entrance fee expires, the candidate will have to repay the entrance fee.

Candidates transferring by June 30, 2011, to the two-part program who have passed Part 2 or 3 in the four-part program will receive credit for Part 1 or 2 of the two-part program, respectively. This part will expire three years from the date of transfer into the two part program or June 30, 2014, whichever is earlier.