About IMA®, the CMA®, CSCA® and FMAA™ Programs

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, focuses on advancing the management accounting profession. As one of the largest and most respected global associations of its kind, IMA is committed to empowering accounting and finance professionals to strengthen on-the-job skills, improve business management, and accelerate careers. Globally, IMA supports the profession through the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant), CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis), and FMAA ™ (Financial & Managerial Accounting Associate) programs, continuing education, research, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices.

The CMA is a globally recognized certification program for management accountants and financial professionals. The two-part exam covers 12 critical practice areas, including financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. Testing windows are offered in January/February, May/June, and September/October. For more information about the CMA, visit https://www.imanet.org/en/IMA-Certifications/CMA-Certification.

Overcome exam-day stress with a preview of the multiple-choice testing interface you will experience on your exam. Prometric’s new CMA Exam Simulation provides an intuitive, easily accessible mock exam experience, offering an interactive simulation of the testing interface and specific exam functionality you will find at the testing center on exam day.

The CMA Exam Simulation is free to CMA candidates and includes:

  • 25 multiple-choice questions
  • Unlimited attempts
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere – no special software required!

To get started, access the CMA Exam Simulator with the button below. You will be taken to a welcome screen, which includes an eight-character HTML keycode that is already filled out for you. Simply select the “OK” box, verify your information and click “Confirm” to get to the next page, and then accept the confidentiality agreement terms. Now, you’re ready to take the test!

CMA Simulation Exam

IMA also offers the CSCA, a strategy certification for accounting and finance professionals who have earned the CMA or select other accounting and finance certifications. You can enhance your skillset and cross-functional abilities with the CSCA program’s focus on strategic planning, competitive analysis, strategy implementation, performance evaluation, and decision making. The one-part, three-hour exam includes 60 multiple choice questions and one case study essay. Testing windows are offered in March and September. To learn more about the CSCA, please visit https://www.imanet.org/en/IMA-Certifications/CSCA-Certification.


In addition, IMA offers the FMAA, a foundational certification in accounting and finance. The FMAA aligns with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that early career business professionals use on the job today—general accounting and financial management, financial statement preparation and analysis, planning and budgeting, cost management and performance metrics, and professional ethics. The one-part, two-hour exam includes 80 multiple-choice questions. 

To learn more about the FMAA please visit https://www.imanet.org/en/IMA-Certifications/FMAA-Certification.



Rescheduling/Cancellation Fee - Prometric will charge a $50 fee to candidates who reschedule/cancel appointments within 3 to 30 days of the original test date. Before rescheduling/cancelling an appointment within the same testing window, please note Prometric will charge a $50 fee to individuals who reschedule/cancel their appointments within 72 hours to 29 days of before the original test date.

If you reschedule or cancel an appointment within less than 30 days of before your appointment date you will be required to pay a rescheduling fee to Prometric. This fee cannot be waived.

You cannot reschedule or cancel your appointment with Prometric less than 72 hours before your scheduled appointment. If you cancel less than less than 72 hours days before your appointment date, you will forfeit your exam fee and will need to purchase a new exam registration. This fee cannot be waived.

Cancelling your appointment with Prometric does not generate a refund or an automatic approved test window change. It only allows you to have the possibility to reschedule the appointment for a different date in the same testing window. 

Appointments cannot be rescheduled to another testing window.

IMPORTANT:  The Chinese FMAA exam has different reschedule and cancellation policies than the English language exam. You are required to review FMAAIMA管理会计师协会中国官网 (imachina.org.cn) to understand the policies. You are also encouraged to review https://www.prometric.com.cn/FMAACto learn more about how to schedule your appointment with Prometric and examination policies at Prometric test centers.

If you have any questions, please contact IMA’s Member Services team at ima@imanet.org

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