CMA® Certification

 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

Parts 2 and 3

“Transition exam” (Part T)

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.

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