As part of the planning, know the CMA exam dates, schedule, and deadline. Here is the latest info:
There are currently 3 testing windows each year for the CMA exam:
|Testing Window||CMA Exam Dates 2019
|Jan-Feb||Jan 1||to||Feb 28|
|May-Jun||May 1||to||Jun 30|
|Sep-Oct||Sep 1||to||Oct 31|
In order to reserve a space at the exam site at the Prometric center, you will have to get an authorization number. It is advised that you send in your registration around 6 weeks before the intended date of your exam in order to get everything processed on time.
If possible, schedule your exam in the first month of the testing window (i.e. Jan, May, Sep).
Candidates are allowed to reschedule their exams for free within the same testing window. For example, if you run out of studying time, you can still postpone your January exam to February. If you schedule the exam in February, you can’t extend to May, and instead must pay in full for your next exam.
Please note that the countdown on your CMA exam clock starts to the day you pay the CMA entrance fee.
Specifically, you must register for the exam within 12 months of entering the CMA program and pass the CMA exam within 3 years.
Let’s say today is January 1, 2019, and you plan to complete the CMA program within 6 months. It is assumed that you have already accumulated 2 years of relevant working experience as an accountant working in a corporation.
I have this video that explains how you can schedule the exam in more detail:
|Gavin: how to start when you
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