A step by step guide to Becoming a CMA

So, have you been thinking about becoming a Certified Management Accountant? But you’re not quite sure where to start. Well, you’ve come to the right place, it’s all here, a step by step guide on what it takes and what you should consider.

Let’s start with the requirements:

Here is a rundown of what the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) requires you to obtain:

    • Become an IMA Member
      • If you’re considering taking the CMA the first step is to become an active IMA member.  Join Here 
    • Educational Requirements
      • You must provide educational requirements such as a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or have attained an IMA approved professional certification(For more information, refer to the Education Qualification Section of the CMA Handbook.)
    • Work Experience
      •  Show at least 2 years of experience in the field of management accounting or financial management.

Don’t worry, you will still be able to sit for the CMA exam even if you don’t have the 2 years of experience or bachelor’s degree.  The IMA grants you 7 years from time of sitting for the exam to gain the educational requirements and 2 years of experience.  For further details, refer to the Experience Qualification section of the CMA Handbook.

  • Purchase your CMA Material
    • By now you should have purchased your CMA study package to start your CMA journey. If you need help deciding what package is best for you go to www.powersresources.com.
  • Register for the Exam
    • Register for the CMA Exam Testing window HERE
  • Take the Exam
    • After selecting the right study material, you will need to sit for and successfully pass parts 1 and parts 2 of the CMA exam.
  • Ethical Standards


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