• Exam Support Package

    New candidates joining the program receive access to the CMA Exam Support package. The package includes retired exam questions and a glossary of terms.

  • Study Tips

    You should plan for about 150-170 hours of studying per part; 300 hours of studying in total. You can explore study material options.

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Useful Study Materials

CMA Candidate Handbook

It's the go-to resource for all prospective CMA candidates. It provides you with information on the requirements for certification, registration and scheduling procedures, a list of financial ratios tested on the exam, and an explanation of the examination process.

Content Specifications Outline

We've outlined the practice areas candidates need to master to pass the CMA Exam.

Learning Outcome Statements

Consider this your syllabus. It will provide you with a line-by-line description of each section's specifics so you can easily keep track of what you still need to master.

Things you should know before you take the exam:


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.

Tips on Taking the CMA Exam

Performance Report

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.

The Final Step to Becoming Certified

Once you've passed your exams, there are just a few simple steps necessary to obtain your CMA certification:

What Happens Next

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