About IMA®, the CMA® Program, and the CSCA® Program

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 finance and accounting professionals to strengthen on-the-job skills, better manage companies, and accelerate careers. Globally, IMA supports the profession through the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, the CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) program, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 “Confirm” on the next page, and then finally accept the confidentiality agreement terms. Now, you’re ready to take the test!

CMA Simulation Exam


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

April 9, 2022, July 23, 2022, and November 12, 2022, Paper-Based Testing (PBT) Event Notice - Two-part Chinese Language exam only

On the Test Center Selection Page, search for one of the following 40 cities, and select the corresponding site #.

Candidates scheduling for the PBT event in China, please type in the location you choose in the Testing City field when entering your demographics.

  • Beijing
  • Changchun

  • Changsha
  • Changzhou

  • Chengdu
  • Chongqing
  • Dalian
  • Fuzhou

  • Guangzhou
  • Guiyang

  • Hangzhou
  • Haikou
  • Harbin
  • Hefei
  • Hohhot

  • ​Jinan
  • Kunming
  • Lanzhou
  • Nanchang
  • Nanjing
  • Nanning

  • Ningbo

  • Qingdao
  • Quanzhou

  • Shanghai
  • Shenyang
  • Shenzhen
  • Shijiazhuang
  • Suzhou
  • Taiyuan
  • TianJin
  • Urumqi
  • Wuhan
  • Wuxi
  • Xiamen
  • Xian
  • Xining
  • ZhengZhou
  • Zhuhai
  • Xuzhou

Contacts By Location


Locations Contact Open Hours Description
United States
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-8:00 pm ET
Latin America +1-443-751-4300
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-5:00 pm ET

Asia Pacific

Locations Contact Open Hours Description
New Zealand
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
+86-10-82345674, +86-10-61957801 (fax)
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-5:30 pm GMT +05:30
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm GMT +09:00
Korea 007-9814-2030-248
Mon - Fri: 12:00 am-12:00 pm (+ 9 GMT)

EMEA - Europe, Middle East, Africa

Locations Contact Open Hours Description
Europe +31-320-239-540
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm GMT +10:00
Middle East +31-320-239-530 IT - Others
Sub-sahara Africa +31-320-239-593
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm GMT +10:00