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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and CGMA Exams


Created through a joint venture of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA®) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA®), the Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation recognises the unique role played by men and women at organisations around the world who combine accounting and financial expertise with strategic insight to guide better business decisions.

It demonstrates management accounting expertise in such areas as strategic management and making informed decisions; helping organisations manage change, risk and uncertainty; protecting corporate assets; and promoting operational efficiency and effectiveness.

The CGMA exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE test centre.

For more information about the CGMA designation, please visit


You can schedule and pay for your exam through Pearson VUE either online or by telephone. You will need your AICPA member number when booking the exam. For troubleshooting, please contact Pearson VUE customer service. For all other inquiries, please contact AICPA:

Phone number: 888.777.7077
The Member Service Center is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday

Special accommodations

If you have a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request special testing accommodations, please notify the AICPA prior to scheduling your exam by sending an email to Find more information regarding special testing accommodations and required documentation.

Last updated 2022-03-22