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Getting My CMA Certificate Number (and What’s Next after Becoming a CMA)

cma certificate numberAmani is one of our CMA exam bloggers. She is from Jordan and has recently become a CMA certificate holder.

Hello dears,

I just wanted to give you a quick update on what happened after passing both parts of the CMA and receiving the certificate. I felt the urge to write the aftermath of passing the CMA as I couldn’t find any useful information on the internet in this regard, so here is my input.

When to Receive Your CMA Certificate Number

Firstly the most important thing is to ensure that you have sent and completed all the requirements before the results are out, this will speed up receiving the certificate. After the results are out and within two to three days (that is, if you have completed all requirements) the IMA will issue a sequential number of the certificate for you, and will update your name on your profile by adding CMA at the end (as in Amani, CMA).

They will then send you an email congratulating you and explaining the CPE process that you will be subject to the second year after you become certified.

When to Get the Hard Copy of Your CMA Certificate

After two to three weeks, the IMA will send an email requesting your detailed mailing address in order for them to send the certificate to you, noting that they deliver it by hand, in my case it was delivered to my house early Saturday morning using the local DHL courier.  So, usually the whole process takes around 3 weeks, exact dates are 08/04 results day to 30/04 when i received the certificate, (please note this might not be the case for everyone, as many factors could affect the actual delivery date).

The envelope received is well packaged to protect the certificate, it contains the certificate itself, and a small pocket copy of it (almost the size of a driving license) which I believe is made for us to carry around and use, as well as a congratulatory letter from the IMA.

My Life after Getting the CMA

On a personal basis, things have changed for me after gaining the CMA, I was promoted to a senior and a received a satisfactory financial raise, which felt great considering I only have almost 3 years of experience. I was also contacted by two companies after updating my social media professional profiles, and the most important thing is, I feel more confident professionally speaking.

I have been thinking of what to do after the CMA, yet I have not found the answer to that question, I am thinking following either a master’s degree or the CFA, although it’s a bit early to move ahead but I feel I have the energy and passion to do so. For now I’m trying to get involved in my local IMA chapter, but still with no success.

I would love to know how the CMA affected your life, so please share below 🙂

(Note: This is Amani’s last blog post as a CMA exam candidate. You are welcome to connect with her on linkedin)

Note from Stephanie

Great hearing from you! I’ve got occasional questions on when people receive their CMA certificates, but I don’t have a specific post on it. Thank you for blogging for us on this topic. This is as detailed as we can get 🙂

I wonder what you mean by not able to get involved in your IMA chapter? I don’t have time to attend my chapter, but they seem to be well organized.

Anyway I am really glad to know you’ve got a raise and a promotion right after getting your CMA. If you are to pursue CFA in the future, I have a new CFA exam prep site on that 🙂

mohamed-aUpdate (July 2016)

About the Author Amani

Hello, I am from Jordan and a recent graduate. I have passed Part 1 on my first try after 4 months of studying. I accepted a teaching position for a CMA review course and therefore have to postpone my Part 2 to 2016.

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Marisa Stevenson says November 30, 2019

I passed the CMA exam but was not able to do the externship part of my program due to my achellis tendon tearing and surgery. Will I still get my CMA id number?

    Stephanie Ng says January 30, 2020

    Hello, if you weren’t able to satisfy the experience requirement, you won’t be able to get certified. But, please double-check with the IMA in case there’s something you can do.

Adnan Farhat says January 12, 2017

Hello Amani.

Hope all is good , i am looking forward to apply for CMA in Lebanon , i just want to inquire that if i have a BS in banking and finance but still i didn’t fulfill the requirement to hold it , i am informed that i am able to apply for it but the IMA will send me a congrats letter instead of the certificate until i send them The required documents , in that case can i use the congrats letter to apply for jobs as Certified management accountant ? is my CMA sequence number will be mentioned on the Congrats Letter ?
another Question is that i might also move to jordan for work purposes , can u advice me of some institutes that give preparatory courses in Amman ?
Thank you

    Stephanie Ng says January 12, 2017

    Hi Adnan, please contact Amani through linkedin.
    To answer your question, do you mean you don’t fulfill the requirement to hold your BS? I am not sure what it means, but you’ve got to show you are successfully graduated to get the IMA certificate. I don’t think the congrats letter won’t give you the CMA certification number.

Chad says October 21, 2016

Congrats Amani – Did you find Part 2 to be more difficult then Part 1?

Ibrahim says September 22, 2016

Hey Amani and congratulations on passing the CMA exam.. I’m also from Jordan and i would be very grateful if you contact me on my FB account because i need some information about the CMA exam preparation in our country.
FB: Ibrahim Farajat

    Stephanie Ng says September 22, 2016

    Hi Ibrahim, you can connect with Amani via Linkedin. She has her linkedin details in one of her later posts.

Zub Joseph says July 30, 2016

Hi All

Just want to know if Ima even send the results via post or only email.

Kind Regards


    Stephanie Ng says July 30, 2016

    I am not sure actually, as email works the best for most of us… is there a reason why you prefer snail mail?

      Zubin joseph says September 22, 2016

      Hi Stephanie

      It is fine.I want to join the community and I am writing my Part 1 again next week and really scared about it.Not able to get the confidence.Do you have any suggestions??I read all the blogs and I love it.

      kind regards

        Stephanie Ng says September 22, 2016

        I would say…
        Go through the weakest areas and make sure you understand.
        Then, bring your confidence on the exam day 🙂 🙂

        Keep it simple. Try your best. Best of luck!

Hussein Taleb says May 28, 2016

Hi amani congrats , it awesome.
but i have a question, was it self study completely or were you joined with an academic school and take lectures

    Amani says May 29, 2016

    Hi Hussein,
    for part one i took classes in an academy, but for part two it was completely self-study, but for some concepts that i didnt understand fully, i opened youtube and just watched about them until i understood them,

      Hussein Taleb says June 7, 2016

      hi Amani, nice that you self studied part two and watched youtube videos, 😀

      thank you for your reply and feedback

Abhijit G. says May 20, 2016

Can you tell me how to send the transcripts regarding the work experience documents to the IMA and how it is structured or what does it contain or how it’s written up? Precisely, I wanna know everything relevant for sending the work experience documents to the Institute.

    Stephanie Ng says May 22, 2016

    Hi Abhijit, there is an instruction and address in the application form. It is very self-explanatory and clear so I don’t find it necessary to retype their instruction here.

    IMA requests to have the original transcript to be sent directly from the school to their office, but if you have difficulty doing so you can contact the IMA for other arrangement. Regards, Stephanie

aiman says May 20, 2016

congrats amani for the promotion definitly you desirve it after your great effort.

wish you best of luck in your life.

Amani says May 19, 2016

Thank Stephanie, i will look into the CFA website as im interested in it.
As for the local IMA chapter, they are active and doing events but theirs no member volunteering or committee vacancies at the moment, hope later on i can get more involved 🙂 .

    Stephanie Ng says May 22, 2016

    I see, Amani, I am sure there will be opportunities coming up. We just don’t know when 🙂

    Omar Naser says June 11, 2016

    hello Amani
    I look forward to take cma certified and i live in Amman
    please tell me more details where you learning that and
    how i can connect with you.

      Stephanie Ng says June 12, 2016

      Hi Omar, you can contact with Amani on linkedin (check out her post before this one). Cheers, Stephanie

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