CIMA exam scheduling

CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Our mission is to help people and business succeed. CIMA management accountants redefine how business is done.

Management accountants play a vital role in managing business opportunities. They inform the strategy of the organisation they work in and will help secure the future of your business.

We have over 218,000 members and students in 177 countries. They work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations. We have strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research.

We constantly update our qualification, professional experience requirements and CPD programme. This ensures that our members and students are first choice for employers who are recruiting financially trained business leaders.

We are committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards, and to maintaining public confidence in management accounting.

For further information about CIMA, our qualifications, or if you would like to join us, please go to www.cimaglobal.com.

CIMA has partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver the complete portfolio of CIMA assessments across 5,500 exam centres worldwide. Together we are committed to ensuring that high quality professional education, lifelong learning and the opportunities these provide are available to all individuals and communities who wish to take advantage of them.

The CIMA qualification and CGMA designation enables a globalised community to work together, and is complemented with our award winning suite of Islamic Finance qualifications.

Scheduling of all CIMA assessments is available by using the sign in button towards the top right hand side of your screen. You will be directed into MyCIMA where you will be able select the location and date you want and the examination you wish to attempt.

Certificates and qualifications

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

The Certificate in Business Accounting is CIMA’s entry level accounting qualification for students with little or no accounting background.

The certificate level gives you business experience beyond just financial accounting and you’ll gain insight into how the different areas of accounting relate to the business world.

It can be seen as a knowledge refresher course or a foundation to a career in business and finance. The Certificate in Business Accounting forms the basis of the CIMA Professional Qualification and is a valuable qualification on its own.

CIMA Professional Qualification

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business.

As a CIMA-qualified professional, you will be able to drive business success. You will use your financial knowledge to influence strategic decisions and manage performance.

Before you can get started on the Professional Qualification, you will need a foundation in business or accounting studies by completing the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting or by holding a relevant academic qualification.

The syllabus is split into three subject pillars as well as three levels which test operational, management and strategic competencies. The syllabus comprises 12 exams; nine are multiple-choice objective tests, and three are case studies. All are computer-based.

CIMA’s study and robust assessment methods mean that the real-life skills and competencies employers need are woven into the syllabus. The syllabus is strong on the core accounting skill, but also includes Big Data, sustainability, integrated reporting and finance function transformation. We also study risk, as well as costing and cost management.

Passing your CIMA assessments at every level shows to an employer that you have a grasp of theory and practice.

We’re the first global accountancy body to pioneer a combination of computerised assessments to examine our syllabus. This reflects the wider use of technology in education and industry.

Our syllabus and assessment gives you a robust and flexible learning experience to suit your lifestyle.

Islamic finance qualifications

CIMA leads in Islamic finance through a suite of award-winning self-study qualifications that meet market demands and requirements.

CIMA’s Islamic finance qualifications have won an award to recognise their world-leading status in the industry. We were unanimously chosen as ‘Best Islamic finance education provider 2013’ by the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) committee.


Special Needs

CIMA welcomes entries from students with disabilities or special needs and is able to provide additional help or concessions, such as extra exam time, as appropriate to individual needs. If you have a special need, you should notify CIMA prior to booking your assessment by sending an email to the following address: exams.consideration@cimaglobal.com.

Once you have received confirmation of your special arrangements from CIMA, you should then book your assessment by telephone.

Last updated 2014-12-19