CMA Exam Frequently Asked Questions
When is the CMA Exam Offered?
The CMA Exam is offered during two-month windows: January and February, May and June, and September and October.
Do I need to the take the CMA Exam parts in order?
No. You may take them in any order.
Where can I take the CMA Exam?
Exams are offered at Prometric test centers worldwide. Candidates can schedule their exams with Prometric at www.prometric.com/ICMA.
Remote testing is available using Prometric’s ProProctor™ service.
How is the CMA Exam scored?
Multiple-choice questions count for 75% of candidates’ final scores, while essay questions make up the remaining 25%. Out of the 100 total MCQs, only 90 count towards the exam score, while the remaining 10 are being evaluated by the ICMA as a possible future exam question and do not count towards candidates’ exam score.
How much does the CMA Exam cost?
Do CMAs have continuing education requirements?
Yes. CMAs must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education per year, including 2 hours on the subject of ethics. Additionally, CMAs maintain their certification by paying the CMA Annual Fee, which includes active membership in the IMA.