CMA Candidate Webinars Get You Exam-Ready

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) offers various ways to help candidates learn more about and prepare for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam.

CMA Candidate Webinar Series

These free one-hour webinars are held three times per year and provide guidance to help increase your chances of performing well on the exam.

The first webinar for 2023, “The CMA Exam: Test-Taking Tips and Strategies,” will be held on April 25 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The session will feature presenters Tyler Skelton, IMA business development manager; and Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, senior associate faculty member, Western Illinois University.

During this interactive discussion and information session, Skelton and Ford will help candidates prepare for the CMA testing experience by covering areas such as:

  • Effective study approaches
  • Time management strategies
  • Tips on how to best prepare for the essay section of the exam
  • What to expect during exam day at the Prometric Test Center
  • Is the new remote testing option right for you?

Watch your email inbox in March for registration details.

Other dates in 2023 include:

August 15 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET): “The CMA Exam Essays: Everything You Need to Know!” This session will discuss 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; and how to manage your time wisely.

October 24 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET): “The CMA Exam: Navigating Multiple-Choice Questions.” In this session, speakers will cover a general overview of the exam content, followed by some general study tips that can be helpful in preparing for the exam. You’ll learn about the importance of establishing a regular study schedule; creating your own flashcards and notes; studying topics you find difficult or challenging; and more.

Archived versions of prior candidate webinars can be found at CMA Candidate Series.

“Upskill with the CMA” Webinar

For those looking to learn more about the CMA exam, IMA is offering a special, free “Upskill with the CMA” webinar on March 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Another “Upskill with the CMA” webinar in 2023 will be held on September 18.

During the interactive discussion in March, you’ll hear from CMAs as they explore why the CMA is a global passport, helping to create true business partners that drive strategy and decision making. The discussion will feature a “fireside chat” with three panelists, all CMAs working in a variety of roles and industries, who will discuss the value of the CMA to their careers and their organizations. Discussion topics include:

  • The changing role of the modern CFO’s organization
  • The benefits of earning the CMA
  • The content and structure of the CMA exam
  • The steps to becoming a CMA

The session will be moderated by IMA Strategic Account Managers Matt Workman and Mitra Kleinberg, with featured presenters Dan Petty, CMA, CSCA, controller for the Services Division, Caterpillar Financial; Celeste Porter, CMA, CFO, Tasteful Selections; and Olivia Vornsand, CMA, senior financial analyst, Johnson & Johnson. 

Visit the IMA website for more information and to register.