What's in the CMA Handbook?


The CMA handbook displayed on a tablet deviceBesides covering the eligibility criteria listed above in more detail, this guide offers a look at everything you need to know about the CMA examination and certification process. Here are just a few of the topics covered more thoroughly in the CMA Handbook:

  • CMA entrance fee
  • Education and experience qualifications
  • Scheduling/rescheduling an appointment for an exam
  • Refund policy
  • Examination Administration
  • The day of the exam
  • Identification requirements
  • Calculator policy
  • Performance report
  • Candidate confidentiality
  • Rights and responsibilities of a CMA
  • And more…

Achieving a CMA will offer you plenty of benefits, including helping you grow your expertise and advance your career in the accounting and finance profession. That is why the certification process is such a rigorous and impressive achievement.

IMA offers you plenty of study materials and resources to help you prepare for the CMA examination. Candidates should review the information in the latest CMA Handbook to best prepare themselves on their journey towards becoming a Certified Management Accountant.

Earning your CMA validates your mastery of a comprehensive body of knowledge in accounting and financial management.


Submitting Education and Work Experience


A woman sitting at a desk writing in a notebook.Education
To fulfill your educational requirements, please submit original transcripts (or notarized copies) electronically to CMAEducationDocuments@imanet.org. Please email all documents in PDF format and make sure to include your IMA membership number. If you have questions regarding your educational documents, please email CMAEducationDocuments@imanet.org.

Work Experience
To validate your work credential, you will need to fill out the online CMA Experience Requirement Form.


The CMA Handbook

Read the latest guide on information and requirements for CMA certification