The ICMA encourages all School Leavers to undertake an accounting or commerce degree via a accredited or government recognised university.  If students do not have the option of undertaking university studies, then the ICMA has a 4-stage pathway (16-subjects) to obtain a (university degree-equivalent) Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) professional qualification.  Once students complete Stage-1 they will be eligible for the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) professional qualification.  Once they complete Stage-2 they will be eligible for  Registered Cost Accountant (RCA) membership of the ICMA. On completion of Stage-3 they will be eligible for Registered Business Accountant (RBA) membership of the ICMA. On completion of Stage-4 they will be eligible for Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) membership of the ICMA. On completion of the GMA program, students can undertake the 2-subject (Strategic Cost Management & Strategic Business Analysis) CMA Program.

 

On completion of the Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) program, the CMA program can be undertaken at an Accredited University; or Recognised Provider Institution or Online to obtain the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) professional qualification. In addition to the educational qualifications, please note the experience requirements for AMA and CMA membership 

  Amount Units/ Subjects TOTAL
Application Fee $55 1 $55
Joining Fee $99 1 $99
GMA Exam/Exemption Fees Stage 1 (CAT)* $55 4 $220
GMA Exam/Exemption Fees Stage 2 (RCA)* $55 4 $220
GMA Exam/Exemption Fees Stage 3 (RBA)* $55 4 $220
GMA Exam/Exemption Fees Stage 4 (GMA)* $55 4 $220
GMA Conversion Exam/Exemption Fees* $55 4 $220
CMA Exam Fees $55 2 $110
GMA Preparation Course - by Recognised Provider Pricing Differs by Provider
GMA Preparation Course - by Online per subject $800 16 $12,800
CMA Preparation Course - by Recognised Provider Pricing Differs by Provider
CMA Preparation Course - by Online 2-Subjects $800 2 $1,600
Annual Membership Fees See website for current fees
*Exemption Fees may be waived at the discretion of ICMA Education Committee