Preparing to Pass Your CMA Exams
There are many ways to prepare for the CMA exam: through live instruction, in a virtual classroom, or by studying on your own. Before you begin, CMA Study Materials and Review Course Providers are available to help you succeed on your exams. Most candidates complete both exams in 12-18 months.View CMA Study Materials View CMA Course Providers by Region
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CMA Test Study Tips from Members
Every journey begins with a first step so take the first step and think of the ROI of the investment
- Jerry H., California
Have several channels to complete the requirements. One channel only can get boring.
- Jim C., Nevada
Utilize practice tests on study software and make sure you are consistently scoring at least 85% before taking the exam.
- Mike, South Carolina
I took two weeks off right before the exam and basically immersed myself in studying. I explained this to my family, so they didn’t expect much from me those two weeks. But I rewarded them after the exam.
- Diane K., Alabama
Know what kind of studier you are and prepare for the exam that way. I work best with a study-buddy and a personal tutor to help me through tough sections of content. Get into a study group on LinkedIn.
- Karen, Texas
For any question that takes longer than a few seconds to understand, skip and go back. Sometimes, another question may jog your memory.
Number your scratch paper—it makes it easier to pick up on a problem you previously skipped or are reviewing.
- Zack, Michigan
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CMA Exam Results
Approximately six weeks from the end of the month in which you've taken your test, we will email your exam results to you and post in your personal MyIMA transcript.
Performance Reports are sent via email by Prometric on behalf of ICMA. They are emailed approximately 14 days after exam results become available. Candidates who do not pass will receive a report that indicates their performance on each of the key topic areas on the exam.