IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) wants candidates for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam to succeed. That’s why IMA offers a special CMA candidate webinar series three times a year, so that experts can share their insights and opinions about what it takes to study for and pass the exam.

So far this year, two of these webinars have already been held: in April and in August. Candidates can listen to recorded versions of these webinars on YouTube. See information below:

“The CMA Exam: Test-Taking Tips & Strategies” – Hosted by Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA director of business development, and Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, senior associate faculty at Western Illinois University, this webinar helps candidates prepare for the CMA testing experience. Areas covered include:

  • Effective study approaches
  • Time management strategies
  • Exam grading guidelines
  • Prometric Testing Center experience

An archived version of the one-hour webinar (not eligible for CPE credit) is available at

“The CMA Exam Essays: Everything You Need to Know!” – Hosted by Beaudoin and Sue Mullen, CMA, CSCA, CPA, professional instructor at Ashland University, this webinar focuses on how to optimize performance on the essay section of the exams for a better score. Areas covered include:

  • How the essay responses are graded
  • How to maximize your point-earning potential on each essay
  • How to manage your time wisely

An archived version of the one-hour webinar (not eligible for CPE credit) is available at

This December, Beaudoin and Ford will host the final webinar in the series: “The CMA Exam: Navigating Multiple-Choice Questions.” Details on that webinar will be forthcoming, so watch your inbox. For more information on the CMA candidate webinar series, please visit (Note: IMA member login is required).