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

From Exam to Certification

Once you’ve passed your exams, there are just a few simple steps necessary to obtain your CMA certification:

  • 1

    Download the CMA Experience Requirement Verification Form. This must be completed and returned to IMA.

  • 2

    If you haven't already done so, you must provide proof of your educational qualification.

  • 3

    Upon verification of your education and experience documentation, you will receive your CMA certificate number. Once this is issued, you may begin using the CMA designation.

  • 4

    Your CMA certificate will follow in two to three weeks.

  • 5

    You will receive a booklet to learn about your Rights and Responsibilities as a new CMA.

  • 6

    You should begin making plans to fulfill your annual CPE obligation.