Become a CMA®

"Cummins is a strong advocate for the CMA program, and there’s a lot of encouragement within the company to get certified. I hadn’t been with the company very long when I realized that taking the CMA would offer many advantages."

Kurt Riddle, CMA
Cummins Inc.

“At Microsoft, we look for a combination of solid accounting skills, the ability to think strategically, and strong business ethics. If someone is a CMA, we can be more comfortable that the person has mastered these aspects of the profession.”

Bob Laux, CMA, CPA
Microsoft Corporation

“Financial analysis and decision support are central to management accounting practice, and the CMA focuses on these areas.”

David Burritt, CMA, CPA
U.S. Steel

"I believe it’s very important that people demonstrate mastery of a subject by earning an objective signal or sign that they have achieved a certain level of competency. That’s why the CMA is such an excellent certification: It shows mastery of a very broad range of subjects."

Dr. Wanda A. Wallace, CMA, CPA, CIA

“I didn’t really follow a traditional accounting path: I majored in management and economics in college…As a manager, I’ve encouraged many members of my staff to pursue their certification. I decided that it was time to lead by example and earned one myself.”

Julie A. Lagacy, CMA
Caterpillar Inc.

"I see it as my goal to help students and to be a positive influence on their lives. I really feel like it’s my duty to tell the students about the advantages of the CMA and what it can mean to their careers."

Mark DeRemer,
Concordia University of Wisconsin

Enroll Now

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    • You must be an IMA® member to apply for the CMA program.
    • Click here to select your country.
    • Click "Join Today" under your membership level.
    • Click “Join” to confirm your selection and continue with your application.
    • It will take about 10 minutes to complete the online application.
    • You will receive an e-mail that confirms your successful enrollment as an IMA member.
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    • After joining IMA, pay the CMA Entrance Fee.
    • You will receive an e-mail that confirms your successful enrollment in the CMA program and provides information on how to access the CMA Exam Support Package.


If you have any questions or difficultly enrolling online, please contact IMA Member Services.

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