Important ICMA Announcements

CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) candidates are advised of the following important announcements:

Registration for 2023 Testing Windows

Registration is currently open for the January/February 2023 and May/June 2023 testing windows. To take the CMA exam during these windows, please visit the exam registration page.

Candidate Conduct

Question Sharing: Sharing CMA multiple-choice and essay exam questions with others after taking the exam is a violation of ICMA’s examinee conduct policy and is considered cheating. CMA candidates will be expelled from the CMA program if they disclose CMA exam questions:

  • To other candidates
  • To review course providers
  • On social media or any other online forum

Cheating: Examinees who are caught cheating will have their grades invalidated and be expelled from the CMA program. Cheating includes copying answers during the exam, using unauthorized materials during the exam, helping another candidate during the exam, removing exam materials from the testing room, disclosing exam questions to others, and/or falsifying credentials.

Copyright Violation: In addition, any reproduction, reuse, or distribution of CMA review course materials without prior written permission from the publisher is illegal and a material violation of the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. A CMA candidate who reproduces, reuses, or distributes CMA materials without prior authorization from the publisher is subject to legal action as well as expulsion from the CMA program.

Violation of these policies is also a violation of IMA’s ethics policy and will result in expulsion from IMA.

Exam Prep Resources

All candidates preparing for the exam are reminded about the helpful CMA Resources page on the IMA website, which features useful videos, practice questions, study guides, webinars, and other resources to help candidates pass the exam. 

Candidates should also become familiar with the CMA Handbook, which contains all the information about the exam program, requirements, scores, etc. Many candidate questions are answered in this handbook.

Prometric Policies and Updates

Most Prometric Test Centers around the world are open: View the complete list of open Prometric Test Centers. Note: This list is subject to change.

Note that Prometric no longer requires candidates or test center personnel to wear masks unless required to do so by building management or local government mandates. Candidates are advised to check their local government mandates before visiting a Prometric Test Center. More information can be found on the COVID-19: Test Center Policies page. You can also check out this what to expect on test day video, which provides a detailed overview of what to expect during your visit to a Prometric Test Center. 

Prometric recently instituted an enhanced exam scheduling system, ProScheduler. This new system allows you to search the availability of testing center seats by ZIP code, schedule/reschedule your exam, or cancel your appointment.

Change to Identification Policy

To simplify its ID policy, ICMA has made changes to the acceptable forms of ID required for in-person testing. Please note that effective September 1, 2022, ICMA will no longer accept company IDs as a form of identification for the CMA exam. To see a complete list of acceptable IDs, please see page 11 of the CMA Handbook.

Submitting Educational Transcripts

CMA candidates must submit all required educational transcripts to ICMA electronically.

  • Please email all documents in PDF format and make sure to include your IMA membership number. Send to: 
  • If you have already submitted your educational documents by mail, please resubmit a scanned copy of your documents to the above email address.

For questions about any of these announcements, please contact