CMA Testing

The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has information regarding several courses of study for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA). For more information from our Tri-Cities chapter, please contact Kimberley Pierret, CPA at Additionally, information about the CMA program, and/or the examination may be obtained through our chapter website or directly from:


Institute of Certified Management Accountants

10 Paragon Drive

Montvale, NJ 07645-1759



Prometric: 1-800-479-6370

CMA Exams
  • Hours of Study - average 40 hours per part

  • Review Materials - Gleim, Micromash, Becker, Lambers, & IMA’s new CMA Learning System (Holmes)

  • Exam Length – 4 hours for each part with a Combination of Multiple Choice and Essay Format

  • Exam Locations -  As of November 2014, the following are testing sites close to the Tri-Cities:

                     La Grande, OR - 1901 Adams Avenue - (541)963-3684

        Spokane, WA  - 8536 N. Wall Street - (509)467-8715

        Puyallup, WA - 12020 Meridian E, Suite D - (253)848-0771

        Portland/North East, OR  - 1122 NE 122nd Avenue, Suite A-107 - (503)254-4159

        Portland/South East, OR  - 14623 WE McLoughlin Blvd. - (503)659-9575
        Mountlake Terrace, WA - 22002 64th Ave. West, Suite B - (425)6973798


    Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control
      - 4 hours, 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions

    Part 2: Financial Decision Making
      - 4 hours, 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions

CPE Credit:  A total of 20 CPE credits are available.
Discounts:   The Tri-Cities IMA chapter has arranged for our members to get a 20% to 32% discount on Gleim review products.
Requirement:  Although not a requirement to purchase review course material or study for the exam, you must be a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) to sit for the CMA exam.

CMA Program

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants


The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) established the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) in 1972 to implement and administer the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Program. The ICMA evaluates the credentials of candidates, administers the examination, grants certificates, and ensure that CMAs continue to meet the professional requirements necessary to retain their certificates in good standing. The ICMA is governed by the ICMA Board of Regents. The board members are appointed by the president of the IMA for three-year terms, with one-third of the members appointed each year. The ICMA staff plans and implements the ICMA activities within the framework of policies and procedures established by the ICMA Board of Regents.

Why Seek Professional Certification?

  • Standards directly related to today's complex and changing business environment.

  • Confirm your knowledge of accounting, finance, and important related fields

  • Demonstrate your commitment to personal professional development and lifelong learning

  • Distinguish yourself as a business professional who is committed to a strict code of ethics.

  • Enhance your self-confidence, your sense of accomplishment, and your resume.

  • Get a competitive advantage and faster career advancement


 All ICMA certification exams are given in a computer based format through Prometric Test Sites  Candidates are authorized for an examination by the ICMA, and then schedule the exam at a PrometricTest Site. All examination parts (Parts 1 and 2) are available January, February, May, June, September and October. Approximately six weeks from the end of the month in which you tested, ICMA will mail your exam results to you.  To be eligible for CMA certification, you must fulfill all of the following requirements:


1. Membership in the Institute of Management Accountants

2. Paying the Entrance Fee

3. Satisfying the Education Qualification

4. Satisfying the Experience Qualification

5. Passing scores for all required examination parts

6. Compliance with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice


See for further details.