CMA Certification Requirements

Requirements for CMA Certification:

  1. Obtain an undergraduate degree or higher, or professional certification in a related field (e.g., CPA)
  2. Pass the two-part CMA exam
    • Part 1 – Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics
    • Part 2 – Strategic Financial Management
  3. Two years of related work experience

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recommends 150 – 170 hours of study in preparation for the CMA Exam.

Learn more from these CMA student resources:

CMA for Students

CMA Candidate Handbook

The Institute of Management Accountants FAQ

Dual Certification:  It Can Be Done

Know how to prepare for your CMA certification:

Pathway to CMA

Becker CMA Flyer

Becker CMA Brochure