Good news for those in the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs: You’ll soon have another option in how you can take these exams.

Earlier this month, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) announced that its CMA and CSCA English language exams will soon be available globally where IMA does business via remote proctoring. Beginning January 18, candidates can register for the exams in any testing window to be taken remotely without having to go to a Prometric Test Center. This will be an additional option for those who do not have convenient access to a testing center or who prefer to take the exams from home.

In order to participate in remote proctoring, candidates will need to register with IMA for the CMA exam or the CSCA exam, and then schedule a date and time for their exam with Prometric using its ProProctor™ remote assessment platform. Remote proctoring will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Given the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and the recent advances in remote testing, it is an appropriate time for us to begin remote proctoring for our CMA and CSCA candidates,” said Dennis Whitney, CMA, IMA senior vice president, certifications, exams, and content integration. “In 2022, we begin celebrating the 50th anniversary of the CMA program. Remote proctoring is one in a series of continuous enhancements to the CMA program that makes it the leading advanced certification for accounting and finance professionals in business.”

Upcoming testing windows for the CMA exam in 2022 are January/February, May/June, and September/October. The CSCA exam, which is available to those who have earned their CMA certification, is offered in March and September.

For more information on the remote proctoring process and what is involved, please visit the FAQ page on IMA’s website