Much like other advanced financial certifications, candidates for CIMA® certification must complete a rigorous preparation and exam process. Recently announced by the Institute, this process will contain 4 steps:
Investments and Wealth Institute™ combine their application and exam fees into one enrollment fee:
All fees include one attempt to pass the Certification Exam. Retake fees apply:
Registered education programs are offered at select, top-20 business schools:
Once your education program is complete, you can sit for the Certification Exam. Due to the new exam process, candidates who have already began the CIMA certification process have a different path and recommendations.
CIMA Certification Exam for Current Candidates (current exam process)
CIMA Certification Exam for Future Candidates (new exam process)
Candidates who are accepted into the CIMA Certification program after March 1, 2018 should follow the new exam process.
Kaplan's Certification Exam Prep Package is designed to fulfill your exam prep needs no matter what exam process or stage you are in!
Work Experience & Completing the Certification Process
Upon passing the Certification Exam, candidates are required to:
CIMA® certificants must complete 3 renewal requirements every 2 years:
Candidates who are currently preparing for the Qualification Exam are still able to schedule and sit for the Qualification Exam by May 31, 2018, following the current 5-step process.