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Certified Management Accountant CPE Requirements

What are the CPE Requirements for the CMA Certification?

30 hours every year

Are there any subject area requirements for CMA CPE?

Ethics: 2 CPE hours

Can CMA CPE courses be repeated?

Course Repetition Information

Courses cannot be taken for credit more than once in a reporting period.

When does CMA CPE have to be completed?

CE Due Date

1/1 annually

Can CMA CPE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

CE Carryover Information

10 hours, including 2 of ethics, can be carried forward to the next renewal cycle

What is the renewal process for a CMA Certification?

CMA Renewal Overview
  1. Complete your annual CPE requirement
  2. Pay the annual CMA fee
  3. Comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice
Note: The CPE reporting period begins on January 1 following successful completion of the examination. The period between successful completion and the following January 1 is a grace period. CPE is not required during this period, but any CPE earned during this period can be counted as being earned in the first reporting period.

What are the WebCE CMA Certification CPE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are online self-study courses with non-monitored open-book final exams.
  • Passing score: 70%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE CMA Certification CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase

How often does WebCE report CMA Certification CPE course completions?

WebCE does not report course completions for CMA CPE. Students must self-report their CPE credits in their CMA account on the Institute of Management Accountants website

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for CMA Certification CPE courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. Certification holders should keep a copy of each certificate of completion on file for 3 years.

Are there any CPE exemptions?

  • Retired Status: A CMA who is over 55 years of age and retired from the profession of management accounting/financial management.
  • Hardships/Waivers: Waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis. The request should be sent to IMA along with appropriate documentation.
    • Military Service
    • Serious Illness or Disability
    • Severe Financial Hardship

Who to contact for additional questions

Institute of Management Accountants (CMA)

Phone: USA - 800-638-4427 or Outside North America - 201-573-9000
Fax: 201-474-1600
Mailing Address:
10 Paragon Dr. Suite 1, Montvale, NJ 07645
Website: Institute of Management Accountants - (CMA)

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your certification regulating body for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.

Last updated on 8/30/2023