IMA’s CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) Candidate Webinar Series offers a great way to share knowledge with candidates. And knowledge is a powerful thing when it comes to the CMA exam – not only knowing the content material but also knowing things like time management skills, how the exam is graded, and what to expect at the Prometric testing center.

The next CMA candidate webinar, “The CMA Exam: Test-Taking Tips and Strategies,” will cover all these things and more. It will take place on April 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET and will feature seasoned presenters Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA senior director of business development; and Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, senior associate faculty member, Western Illinois University. They will be joined by guest speaker and CMA candidate Stephanie Hartnett, CPA, operations manager, SmartBooks. 

In their session, Beaudoin and Ford will help candidates prepare for the CMA testing experience during this interactive discussion. Areas covered include:

  • Effective study approaches
  • Time management strategies
  • Tips on how to best prepare for the essay section of the exam
  • What to expect at the Prometric testing center

Watch your email inbox in early March for registration details.

If you missed it, IMA’s most recent candidate webinar was “The CMA Exam: Navigating Multiple-Choice Questions,” held on Tuesday, October 27. Attendees got hands-on experience with actual (retired) CMA exam multiple-choice questions. Candidates also learned about the exam content and process from an IMA expert, and got to see if they have what it takes to earn a passing score on the multiple-choice section by playing an interactive game with an accounting professor. 

The webinar was led by Beaudoin, Ford, and practitioner Luis Martinez Luna, CMA, senior corporate FP&A analyst, Bose. An archived version can be found at

This summer, on August 16, Beaudoin and Sue Mullen, CMA, CSCA, CPA, professional instructor, Ashland University, will host a webinar titled “The CMA Exam Essays: Everything You Need to Know!” focusing 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

Registration details will be made available as the deadline approaches.

Visit the CMA candidate webinar series to learn more (Note: IMA member login is required).