Current CMA® Candidates

"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

Reporting Exam Results

CMA Exam Scores

Parts 1 and 2 of the CMA exam are scored on a scale of 0-500. Candidates are given different "forms" of the exam, and it is necessary to establish a passing score for each form. This takes into consideration the relative difficulty of the questions contained in each form. In order to equate all scores for all forms of the exam, the scores for each part are placed on a scale from 0 to 500. On this scale, a score of 360 represents the minimum passing scaled score. The scaled score allows candidates to know how they performed in relation to the passing standard of 360.

Exam Results

Approximately six weeks from the end of the month in which you’ve taken your test, ICMA will e-mail your exam results to you. At the time grades are released, results are also available online in your Account Profile transcript. Requests for scores via telephone can't be honored.

Performance Report

Performance Reports are sent via email from Prometric to candidates who fail an exam part. Performance reports are emailed approximately 14 days after exam results are posted to the candidates’ profile. Performance reports show the candidates performance as satisfactory, marginal or unsatisfactory for each of the 5 key topic areas from the multiple choice section of the exam as well as the overall performance on the essay section of the exam.