CMA® Certification

Examination Fees

Professional Member Fees

Certification Entrance Fee (nonrefundable)


Exam Fee

$380 per part

Exam Fee if a candidate registers for both parts at
the same time for the same testing window

$330 per part

Transition Exam (offered through February 28, 2013)

$225 per part

Student/Academic Member Fees (U.S., Canada, or Mexico)

Certification Entrance Fee (nonrefundable)


Exam Fee

$190 per part

Transition Exam (offered through February 28, 2013)

$112.50 per part

Please note:

  • Candidates must complete the CMA program within three years of entry into the program
  • Candidates also must register for an exam part within the first 12 months of entering the program
  • Fees subject to change
  • All fees are nonrefundable
  • To qualify for the Student/Academic discount, you must be an IMA Student/Academic member

*The Certification Entrance Fee covers:

  • Credential review for educational qualification
  • Credential review for experience qualification
  • Access to LinkUp IMA for peer-to-peer networking
  • Final Score Report
  • CMA Assessment Tool for six months
  • Printable Q&A electronic books
  • Performance feedback reports for candidates who do not pass
  • Personalized, numbered certificate for office display
  • Congratulatory notification to employer or others if desired

Refund Policy

After 30 days from the date of registration, examination fees are not refundable. Within 30 days of the registration date, an examination fee may be refunded if no test appointment has been set. A $25 processing fee will be subtracted from the refund.

Please note: If you purchase both parts 1 and 2 for the same testing window and received the $100 discount, (this discount is not available to Student/Academic members) you are required to take the both exams in the same testing window.  If you are unable to, and you request a refund of one part within 30 days of purchase, you will receive a refund of $225.00.  After 30 days, there are no refunds. (Refund calculation: $600 paid less $350 for the exam part you plan to take, less a$25 processing fee = a refundable amount of $225.)

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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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