Important Notice to All CMA and CSCA Candidates

Updated March 11, 2024

Exam changes (September/October 2024)

Please note that beginning September 2024, the CMA exam will change based on a recent Job Analysis study. Minor updates and additions will be made in the areas of data management, internal controls testing/remediation, data ethics, and business fraud. For more information regarding the exam changes, please visit our FAQ page.

There is only one window left (May/June 2024) to take the current exam. Don’t delay! Register today to secure your desired exam date.

To help you better understand the CMA program and pass the exams, please review our updated Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) and Content Specification Outlines (CSO).


Updated August 25, 2023

Pricing Update (Effective October 1, 2023)

Please be aware that IMA membership dues and CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program fees will increase as follows beginning October 1, 2023:


IMA and CMA Fees


For Professionals
 Current Price
Price Beginning October 1, 2023
CMA Entrance Fee
(non-refundable)
$280
$300
CMA Exam Fee
 $460 per part
$495 per part
Membership
 $260* $295*


For Students/
Academics
 Current Price
Price Beginning October 1, 2023
CMA Entrance Fee
(non-refundable)
$210 $225
CMA Exam Fee
$345 per part
$370 per part
Student Membership
 $45*
$49*
Academic Membership
$135* $160*


*Processing fees and maintenance fees may also apply



CSCA Program

Fees for the CSCA program also will increase effective January 1, 2024. Please see the new fee schedule below. Enroll in the CSCA program here.


CSCA Product Information
 Current Price
Price Beginning
January 1, 2024
CSCA Program Entry and Exam Registration
$400* $600*
CSCA Program Entry, Exam
Registration and IMA Strategy
and Competitive Analysis
Learning Series®
$899*
$1,295*
IMA Strategy and Competitive
Analysis Learning Series®
$499*
$695*


*IMA Membership also applies



Updated May 17, 2023

New Fees for Changing or Canceling Exam Dates

Please note the following scheduling and process changes:

ICMA has implemented new policies regarding fees for changing or canceling CMA exam dates. Candidates may request a transfer to the next testing window for a fee of $75 under the following circumstances:

  • If you wish to change your exam appointment to the next testing window, you will be charged a fee of $75 by ICMA, and this request must be submitted to IMA Member Services at ima@imanet.org no later than five days before the scheduled appointment. This fee cannot be waived.
  • If you have an exam appointment, the exam appointment must be canceled before the transfer request can be processed. If your appointment is not canceled in time, ICMA cannot switch your registration. 
  • Prometric will charge a $50 fee if you are canceling or rescheduling your exam within 3 to 30 days of the appointment date. This fee cannot be waived. 

Candidates also have the option to reschedule their appointment within the same testing window. Prometric will charge a $50 fee to candidates who reschedule/cancel appointments within 3 to 30 days of the scheduled test date. No payment will be due to ICMA for this option.

Remember: If you miss your appointment, or if you cancel your exam within 3 days (72 hours) of your scheduled appointment, you will be considered a “no-show” and you will forfeit your exam fee.