Students have to pass in the exams to become a CMA. The are held in May and November every year and the deadline of application is April and October. You may refer to the ICMA Examination Timetable.
If you are a qualified accountant, and have over 20-years relevant experience you be exempted from having to sit for exams (under ICMA’s 20-year rule). However you still have to attend and follow the CMA course and do the assessments within it when it runs, even though you then do not then have to sit the exams. Those having between 10-20 relevant experience have a choice of sitting the 2-paper exams OR writing a 2,000 word assignment. They too have to attend and follow the CMA course and do the assessments within it when it runs.
Examination exemptions are subjected to case-by-case assessment for the CMA Australia Hong Kong Office.
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