You read the textbooks, attended the review classes, and gotten a good night’s sleep. The day to sit for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam is finally here. Before you step through the testing center doors, make sure you review the following:

Identification Requirements

For admission to a Prometric Testing Center, you must present proof of your identity. The name on your ID must match exactly with the name on your authorization letter. The following are the only acceptable forms of valid identification:

  1. Valid, signed, nonexpired government-issued passport; or
  2. Two original forms of nonexpired identification, one with a photograph, both with your signature. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, military ID, credit card, or bank debit card with photo and signature, bank debit card with signature, or company ID; or 
  3. A government-issued national country ID card with a photograph (with or without a signature), and another acceptable valid form of ID with a signature as defined in #2 above.

Please note: You will not be permitted into the examination without proper identification. If you are not granted access to the exam, you will be required to register again for the exam and pay the full fee. Without the above-listed identification, you will not be able to test.


  • Arrive at the Prometric Testing Center 30 minutes before the time of your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will lose your scheduled sitting and be required to re-register at full cost.
  • You will be required to sign the Prometric Log Book and provide a fingerprint.
  • Bring valid forms of identification.
  • Bring an approved calculator.

You may be scanned prior to each entry into the test room to ensure you do not have any prohibited electronic devices. If you decline to be scanned, the test center administrator will be required to submit a report to Prometric and ICMA.

Calculator Policy

Small battery- or solar-powered electronic calculators restricted to a maximum of six functions—addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square root, and percentage—are allowed. The calculator must not be programmable and must not use any type of tape. Candidates can also use Texas Instruments’ BA II Plus, HP 10bII+, HP 12c, or HP 12c Platinum calculators when taking the exams. The Hewlett-Packard 10BII is valid, but no longer available for purchase. Candidates will not be allowed to use calculators that do not comply with these restrictions.

More Resources

Visit the Prometric website,, where you can find out more. You can even view a video about what to expect at your testing center.

You can also see the CMA Handbook for full information about all policies related to the exam.