CMA® Resource Center

"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,
CMA, CFM, CPA
Concordia University of Wisconsin

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

CMAs have demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning. Once you’ve completed and passed both parts of the CMA exam, you must complete 30 hours of NASBA-approved continuing professional education (CPE) each year, including a minimum of two hours in the area of ethics. Since reported CPE hours are verified on a random basis, you should keep CPE certificates and other supporting documents for a minimum of two years.


CPE Courses and Events

IMA offers a variety of programs specifically for the professional development needs of accountants and financial professionals in business. To make the most of your continuing education and meet your annual CPE requirement, IMA offers hundreds of NASBA-approved CPE courses and events every year.