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

Exam Fees

Professional Member Fees

Certification Entrance Fee (nonrefundable)


Exam Fee

$380 per part

Exam Fee (if a candidate registers for both parts at
the same time for the same testing window)

$330 per part

Prometric Rescheduling Fee: to reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your scheduled appointment


Student/Academic Member Fees

Certification Entrance Fee (nonrefundable)


Exam Fee

$190 per part

Prometric Rescheduling Fee: to reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your scheduled appointment


Please note:
  • Candidates must pass Parts 1 and 2 of the CMA exam within three years of entry into the program.
  • Candidates also must register for an exam part within the first 12 months of entering the program.
  • Fees subject to change.
  • All fees are nonrefundable, subject to the refund policy.
  • To qualify for the Student/Academic discount, you must be an IMA Student/Academic member.
*The Certification Entrance Fee covers:
  • Credential review for educational qualification
  • Credential review for experience qualification
  • Six months access to the CMA Exam Support package which includes printable practice questions
  • Final Score Report
  • Performance feedback reports for candidates who do not pass
  • Personalized, numbered certificate for office display
  • Congratulatory notification to employer or others, if desired

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    Refund Policy

    After 30 days from the date of registration, examination fees are not refundable. Within 30 days of the registration date, an examination fee may be refunded if no test appointment has been set. A $25 processing fee will be subtracted from the refund.

    Please note: If you purchase both Parts 1 and 2 for the same testing window and received the $100 discount, you are required to take both exams in the same testing window. If you are unable to, and you request a refund of one part within 30 days of purchase, you will receive a refund of $255.  After 30 days, there are no refunds. (Refund calculation: $660 paid, less $380 for the exam part you plan to take, less a $25 processing fee equals a refundable amount of $255.)