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Powering up your career with CIMA


Your journey to becoming a CGMA starts here


As a new CIMA student we want you to feel welcome and well prepared to start studying. So, once you register with us, you’ll receive our welcome emails which will point you towards the most relevant and valuable resources to get you started. However, you can always refer back here for everything you need to begin your journey to becoming a CGMA with CIMA, so browse away and kick-start your studies today.

The Journey

Want to know what to expect from your journey with CIMA? Check out our handy infographic below...

  • Apply for exemptions

    If you are eligible for exemptions, make sure you apply and confirm any exemptions received before starting your studies.

  • Decide on your learning method

    Through a tuition provider, online or with study texts - how you choose to study will hold the key to your success.

  • Schedule your first exam

    Having a date to work towards can be a powerful motivator, and scheduling couldn't be easier!

  • Get Connected!

    CIMAconnect is your online student community, available 24/7 and packed full of free study resources. Use your contact ID and password to log in.

  • Sit your exams

    With proper revision and preparation you’ll feel confident and ready to sit your exam. Check out our student success stories blog on CIMAconnect.

  • Get your exam results

    Got the results you need and ready to start studying for the next exam? If so congratulations! If not, don’t worry – you can try again. Concentrate your study and revision on the areas where you have the lowest marks.

  • Pay your annual subscription fee

    Your first years subscription fee is free with registration. You will then need to pay an annual subscription fee with CIMA to keep taking exams and work towards becoming a CGMA!

  • Apply for membership

    Once you've completed the CIMA Professional Qualification, you will be able to apply for CIMA membership by submitting your practical experience which demonstrates your work experience alongside your studies.

  • CGMA - a world of opportunity

    Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) is the global designation for management accountants, powered by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified...

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    Public Accountants) and CIMA, two leading accounting organisations. On completion of the CIMA qualification and becoming a CIMA member, you are automatically entitled to the CGMA designation. It will add global power to your CV and showcase your value around the world.