Enroll in the CMA program
To start the program, you must first join IMA as a member and then enroll as a CMA candidate.
Register for the CMA exams
You can sit for CMA Part 1 or Part 2 in any order. Exams are offered at Prometric testing centers.
Plan to complete certification requirements
You must verify you meet the education and work experience requirements to earn your certification. You may complete the exams before you have finished these requirements.
› See the CMA Handbook for details
CMA Testing Window Exam Dates
First exam date: May 1
Last exam date: June 30
Last day to register for an exam: June 15
First exam date: September 1
Last exam date: October 31
Last day to register for an exam: October 15
First exam date: January 1
Last exam date: February 29
Last day to register for an exam: February 15
Where to Take the CMA Exam
You may take the CMA Exam at a global test center near you.
We recommend registering for your preferred exam date(s) well in advance. Having a set date allows you to plan out your study schedule and stick to it!Find a CMA test center near you
CMA Program Fees
CMA Entrance Fee: $280
Exam Fee: $460 per part
IMA Membership Fee: $260*
CMA Entrance Fee: $210
Exam Fee: $345 per part
IMA Membership Fee: $45/$135*
*IMA membership is required. In addition, there is a one-time $15 application processing fee.