Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Certification issued and maintained by

Institute for Management Accountants (IMA)

Continuing education requirements for CMAs:

  • CPE requirements

    30 hours per year

  • Reporting period

    The reporting period begins on January 1 following successful completion of the examination

All FunCPE courses meet CE credit standards of the IMA

CMAs should select CE courses in appropriate subjects as detailed below.

We welcome Certified Management Accountants to our site and would like to serve your needs better.

Please contact us with any suggestions for new course topics for CMA Continuing Professional Education specifically.

Rules and requirements for CMA credential holders (Per the IMA website)

Educational programs that qualify as CPE

Acceptable subject areas

A broad range of subjects may be included in the programs for which hours of credit will be given. The subjects should be related to the topics covered on the CMA examination and / or to an individual’s job responsibilities.

Illustrative of the subjects that may qualify are:

  • all aspects of accounting,
  • financial management,
  • business applications of mathematics and statistics,
  • computer science,
  • economics,
  • management,
  • production,
  • marketing,
  • business law, and
  • organizational behavior.

Ethics requirement

All CMAs are required to complete 2 hours of continuing education on the subject of ethics as part of their 30-hour annual CPE requirement.

Note that FunCPE does NOT currently offer an appropriate ethics course for CMAs.

Qualifying programs

Course formats accepted

Credit is granted for

  • home study courses,
  • speeches,
  • publication of technical articles, and
  • by examination.

A program must be well organized and directed to qualify. Credit for hours of study will be given for programs sponsored by:

  • the IMA,
  • employers,
  • businesses,
  • educational institutions,
  • professional accounting organizations and
  • trade associations.

The IMA accepts but does not require that CPE providers be registered with NASBA. FunCPE is not registered with NASBA, however our courses have all been developed to meet the NASBA course standards and are widely accepted in most states for CPAs as well.