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 May/June 2023 and September/October 2023 testing windows. To take the CMA exam during these windows, please visit the exam registration page.

Job Analysis Survey: Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in ICMA’s recent job analysis survey. Your responses will be used to help shape the future of the CMA exam, ensuring that it remains relevant, fair, complete, effective, and valid. You have truly made a difference for the finance and accounting profession.

New Fees for Changing or Canceling Exam Dates

ICMA recently implemented new policies regarding fees for changing or canceling CMA exam dates. Candidates may request a transfer to the next testing window for a fee of $75 under the following circumstances:

  • If you wish to change your exam appointment to the next testing window, you will be charged a fee of $75 by ICMA, and this request must be submitted to IMA Member Services at no later than five days before the scheduled appointment. This fee cannot be waived.
  • If you have an exam appointment, the exam appointment must be canceled before the transfer request can be processed. If your appointment is not canceled in time, ICMA cannot switch your registration.
  • Prometric will charge a $50 fee if you are canceling or rescheduling your exam within three to 30 days of the appointment date. This fee cannot be waived. 

Candidates also have the option to reschedule their appointment within the same testing window. Prometric will charge a $50 fee to candidates who reschedule/cancel appointments within three to 30 days of the scheduled test date. No payment will be due to ICMA for this option.

Remember: If you miss your appointment, or if you cancel your exam within three days (72 hours) of your scheduled appointment, you will be considered a “no-show” and you will forfeit your exam fee.

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 are reminded about the helpful CMA Candidate Resource Center 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.

Change to Identification Policy

To simplify its ID policy, ICMA has made changes to the acceptable forms of ID required for 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