CMA Exam Total Expense (Training & Certification Cost)
IMA has specified the following fee structure for CMA examination and certification:
For Professional Members:
- 89856Non-refundable CMA Entrance Fee – $250*
- Exam Fee – $415 (for each part of the examinations)
For Student/Academic Members:
- Non-refundable CMA Entrance Fee – $188*
- Examination Fee – $311 (for each part of the examinations)
Online Exam Benefits Over Classroom Training
IMA provides three windows in a year to appear for the CMA examinations. The examinations are computer based and are held in authorized Prometric testing centers.
In the past when online testing was not available, students had to often travel to other cities within their country, and sometimes even to another country to appear for professional exams. A considerable amount of additional time and money had to be spent in this. However, with the advancement of technology, this has largely become a thing of the past.
Prometric has hundreds of testing centers across the world which make it very easy to find one near you. If you live in a big city, it is most likely that you will be finding one in your city itself, or in another city near you. Just register for the CMA examination, reserve a slot in a Prometric center you and reach the center on the scheduled date to appear for the examination. It is very simple, convenient and saves a lot of time, energy and money.
Not only this, technological advancements have made exam preparations extremely easy as well. Online preparatory courses are accessible 24×7, allowing you to study whenever you find time. You can buy the online courses by renowned professors and learn directly from them. You can also get in touch with them directly for clearing your doubts. Depending on the type of course you buy, you will get access to video lectures, online live classes, or a mix of both.
Online preparatory courses are slowly making off-line classroom teaching a thing of the past. The benefits of online over offline are many. When you buy an online course, you would no longer need to travel to a coaching institute at a specific time to attend the classroom training.
Online coaching also gives you a chance to learn from to professors who might be based in another city. If online courses were not there, the only way in which you could learn from them would be to travel or stay in the city where the professor stays and conducts his/her classroom courses.
If you are a working professional, then attending a classroom course might be very difficult for you due to timing problems. Online coaching effectively gets rid of this problem by giving you access to the courses at the click of a button. Thus you can learn whenever you want to from wherever you are.
The online courses are also regularly updated by the professors to keep them up-to-date with the changes in the exam patterns and syllabus. Apart from this, regular study notes are also given out by the professors to supplement the video lectures. In other words, online preparatory courses provide incredible benefits over classroom courses, due to which thousands of students every year are choosing online education over off-line.