CMA® Certification

Study Resources

Earning your certification validates your mastery of a comprehensive body of knowledge in accounting and financial management. Passing these rigorous exams is a prestigious accomplishment. You should plan to invest several months of study. Below are tools and resources to assess your readiness and help you prepare.

Click on the links below to find out more about the CMA exam.

*Includes sample questions and self-assessment plan.

The IMA Statement on Ethical Professional Practice communicates the values and ethical standards that guide each member's conduct in the workplace and throughout the examination process. The principles of the Statement are tested on the CMA exams, and candidates are responsible for learning the Statement contents.


Review Courses

One of the benefits of the CMA program is the flexibility. You can study at your own pace and take the exams when you're ready. There are many ways to prepare for the CMA–in a live classroom, a virtual classroom, or on your own. You should select the method and materials that best match the way you like to study.

For more information, see CMA Self-Study Courses

Please note that the ICMA is independent from all training vendors and does not sponsor or endorse any of these programs.

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Ready to earn your CMA? You must be an IMA® member to apply for the CMA program.

Join IMA to get started today.

If you are an IMA member, get started earning your CMA here.

Enroll in the CMA program.


Already enrolled for the CMA and ready to schedule your exam?

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2-Part Program
Chinese Language Program

Important information for CMA Candidates who enrolled in the four-exam part program prior to February 28, 2010

Click here for your exam and schedule requirements

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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