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Divintà un ćma (cuntabili établissement cirtificati) hè un gran manera à piglià u vostru carriera cuntabili à u livellu suivant. U appillazioni ćma hè una cirtificazioni prufessiunale ricunnisciutu globally accurdata da l 'Istitutu di Management Ragionieri (IMA). dunque, this credential will give you access to tons of opportunities in the financial and accounting management fields that you wouldn’t have without it.

CMA certified professionals have expertise in financial planning and analysis including budgeting and forecasting, control and professional ethics. CMAs work as cost accountants, corporate accountants, management accountants, risk managers, FP&A managers, budgeters, financial strategists and decision makers. Naturally, one may wonder how do CMAs leverage their unique skill sets.

tipicamenti, CMAs usually work in corporate finance teams of public and private sector companies (manufacturing or services) and government agencies. They summarize accounting and financial data in a way that it helps understanding the implications of the analyzed data and in turn help improve the performance. cliccà, CMAs also function as decision support or advisory for the company’s board of directors and C-suite executives.

Needless, you have a lot of options with this credential. dunque, let’s talk about what is needed to become a CMA professional and the first steps to start your CMA journey.


How Do You Become a CMA?


Steps to Become a Certified Management Accountant

Fulfill the CMA Educational Requirements

The first step is to ensure that you fulfill the qualification requirements for the CMA exam. cunziddiratu, they can be classified into 2 broad categories: procedural and educational.

Esiste, procedural requirements have to be met before registering for the CMA Exam. This include:

  • Be a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
  • Pay CMA program entrance fee

After the procedural requirements are met, you will have to fulfill the educational requirements. induve, here are the CMA educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from an accredited post-secondary educational institute. Please see if your university belongs to the list of accredited universities. Purtroppu, if your university is not on the accredited list, you need to get your degree evaluated from an independent evaluation agency OR
  • Vi pò ancu piglià l 'esame davanti à voi compie u vostru gradu, Von vi sò arregistrati per almenu 6 Crediti par simestru duranti l 'annu accadèmicu OR
  • Use per brivetti certificatu prufessiunale: A lista di certificazione prugettu si pò trovu quì.
  • finalmenti, si deve dumandà un trascrittu uriginale o lettera ufficiali da urganizazione certifying accunsentitu à esse mandati direttamente à IMA.

Pagà u Fee IMA membru

havi, culturale IMA pò custituiscia pà capace à jg è purtà un accessu à i mezi è infurmazioni à valurizà a to carriera. Cum'è un primu passu ver di una grande carriera, attivà u vostru culturale IMA da sceltu u tippu prupizia di culturale. Ci sò parechji tippi di memberships disponibile sicondu u vostru misteri.

  • studianti étrangères (scrivi in ​​almenu sei Crediti par simestru) pacà $39 'annu per culturale IMA mentri i studienti rigulari avissi a pagari $230
  • Prufissiunali hannu a pagari $245 comu tassa annuale culturale IMA

Join u Program ćma

Divintà un membru IMA è partendu da a Program ćma sò dui passi, distinta. Tuttavia, please be informed that the CMA Program fee is non-refundable and so you should enroll in the CMA program only when you decide to take the exam.

A tassa entrata di u programma ćma hè:

  • $188 di i studienti
  • $250 di prufessiunali

Once you have enrolled you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the CMA Exam Support Package. Tuttavia, the CMA Exam Support Package doesn’t include study material.

You are required to appear for the exam within 12 months and complete the CMA Program within 3 years after enrollment.


Get a CMA Review Course

The CMA exam is tough. Di cunsiguenza, there’s no point messing around with it and trying to pass it without using a professional set of study materials. A good CMA exam prep course (such as falzi o Becker) will not only help you save time studying for the exam; it will also help you move on with your life faster.

dunque, it’s so important to get a CMA study guide that matches your learning style and works for your budget. This could mean the difference between failing the exam and having to take it multiple times or passing the first time and getting a raise and promotion.

infine, an investment in a proper CMA course is completely worth it. Below is a list of the top ones on the market, take a look at which one works for you.


How to Register for the CMA Exam

The next step after enrolling in a CMA program is to register for the exam. You can register online, over the phone, or by mail or fax. puteva, anything works, but it’s easier to do it online.

You will be asked to provide information such as which parts of the exam you want to appear for and during which testing window. Pudete sceglie di piglià dui parti durante u listessu finestra essai.

A tassa esame per ogni parte hè:

  • $311 di i studienti
  • $415 di prufessiunali

induve, cù tutte e furmalità ntirissari di, adurèmulu avà se rendre à la vera usure!


Passà u Ginecologia ćma

balla, issu hè un esame urdinatore-basatu. Ci hè 2 parti di l 'esame ćma:

  • Corsi 1: cantu Financial, Planning, danza, e musique
  • Corsi 2: Decision Karina Financial

esami ćma sò 4 ora longa esami bundenza. Ogni rùbbrica custituitu di 2 rùbbriche è voi prove nant'à u vostru capacità di spiegari li cuncetti è u so appiicazioni.

  • 100 dumanni a multiplicità di-scelta sò 3 ore in lunghezza
  • Dui dumanni scrittu, which you must be complete in an hour

You have to answer at least 50% of multiple-choice questions correctly in order to be eligible to write the essay section. furtuna, the good thing is that you aren’t required to pass both sections independently. Your scores for both parts are added and the total of both scores determines if you pass or fail.

CMA Exam Testing Windows

You can sign up to take the CMA exam during three different testing windows each year:

  • Ghjinnaghju – February
  • Maghju – Ghjugnu
  • Sittembre – Ottobre

You are allowed to register for the exam only up to the 15th of February, Ghjugnu, and October. Registering about 6 weeks before exam dates allow for sufficient processing time.

CMA Exam Testing Location

Please visit the Prometric Testing Center page to book your exam center. After registration, you will receive an authorization form, which you should use to schedule exam time at Prometric Testing Center.

Tuttavia, keep in mind that the exam fees are refundable within 30 days of when you scheduled your exam as long as no Prometric appointment has been set up. Even if you get a refund, a small processing fee is typically deducted from your refund.


Pay the CMA Exam Fees

There are several different fees and costs associated with becoming a CMA. Some are significant and others are smaller. Here’s a list of how much it costs to take the CMA exam and become a CMA.

CMA Exam Fees and License CostsFees and Costs - ProfessionalsFees and Costs - Students
IMA Membership Fee:$245$230
CMA Program Fee:$250$188
Exam Registration Fee:$415$311

Fulfill Your CMA Work Experience Requirement

After you have successfully passed the CMA exam, tu vi tuccherà à compie qualchi esigenze sperienza davanti à voi vi intreccia esse cirtificati. Ćma urale Ginecologia hannu à compie a almenu dui anni di cuntabili gestione e o di gestione finanziaria photos / prufessiunale.

Sta spirienza u travagliu deve esse compie nella sette anni di passari l 'esame è si deve esse cuntinuu.

IMA ricunnosce a vostra sperienza prufessiunale in parechji lochi cum'è frutticultura, accunciamentu è analisi finanziariu, valutazione risicu, etc.. which employs knowledge about management accounting and financial management. For more details on work experience requirement please refer to  CMA Handbook Pg.6


Comply with Ethical Standards and CPE

You are eligible to apply for CMA Certificate after you complete both parts of the exam and meet the experience requirement.

cliccà, vi tocca à compie la 'aducazzioni seguenti cuntinuannu ogni annu in ordine à rispettà a vostra analisi ćma:

  • 30 ore di educazione permanente annu
  • 2 ore di issi 30 hours of CPE should be in the area of Ethics and comply with IMA’s Statement of Ethics for professional practitioners.

Pay Your CMA Dues and Get Your License

siculi, in order to maintain your certification, you must pay the following:

  • IMA Membership fee to ensure your IMA Membership is active
  • Annual CMA Maintenance Fee

Vi U Pullizzolu un ćma?

CMA is a highly valued global credential, which can give you a head start in your early career or boost your market value to take the next step on your ladder of success. infine, quandu vi mette tuttu in un scopu, i spesi certificazione circa $2,500 in totale è po 'bisognu di circa 150 ore di tempu lu studiu e sforzu par esame.

in ritornu, tu ognuna una sponda nantu à u vostru cuncurrenza è un putenziale sei-figura pisata in a vostra impresa sonniu! Avà chì u populu corsu, comu 'na bona usure, Ùn ti accordu?

Kenneth W. Boyd

Kenneth W. Boyd is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the author of several of the popular "For Dummies" books published by John Wiley & Sons including 'CPA Exam for Dummies' and 'Cost Accounting for Dummies'.

Ken has gained a wealth of business experience through his previous employment as a CPA, Conti, Préparer publicani è College Prufissuri. oghje, Ken continues to use those finely tuned skills to educate students as a professional writer and teacher.