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CMA Exam News

CMA Exam News and Announcements

CMA exam news can come at any time. Stay up-to-date on all the latest updates for the CMA exam, and learn what the headlines mean for CMA candidates.

March 19, 2020

IMA announces plan to extend May-June window

Due to growing concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has announced they are extending the May/June window to July 31st. The window is now scheduled to run from May 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.

This extension gives candidates who may be impacted by the virus an extra month to be able to sit. The last day to register for the exam in this window is now July 12, 2020.

Additionally, if you have already scheduled an exam for this window IMA is waiving fees to reschedule to a later test date.

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Updated: March 17, 2020

Prometric Releases Special Notice about Coronavirus

CMA candidates looking to schedule their exam should be aware Prometric testing centers are continuing to watch COVID-19 as new information is released. Prometric has monitored, and will continue to monitor, information provided by global health organizations, local governmental policies, corporate policies, and input from testing partners and candidates.

CMA exam windows

Fortunately, the CMA exam is currently in a closed window through April 30, so candidates can spend more time indoors studying. We will continue to keep candidates up to date as IMA monitors the situation and provides any additional guidance as it gets closer to May when the next testing window will reopen.

For candidates who would be sitting for the Chinese language exam in April, the IMA has postponed the exams until May. For more information about this delay, read the update posted by the IMA.

Updates about Prometric test centers

Prometric has updated some rules and regulations at their test centers to help keep their customers and staff safe during this time.

Test center closures

Test centers will be evaluated for closure on a case-by-case basis.

UPDATE: Prometric has temporarily closed Test Centers in the United States and Canada from March 18, 2020 for 30 days. As the CMA Exam window is not open until May, the May-June window is still proceeding as planned at this time.

If your appointment for this window is affected, you should expect more information via email from Prometric. Please note that if you choose to contact Prometric for assistance, hold times may be extended due to the volume of individuals.

For a complete list of testing locations that are closed in other parts of the world, due to the virus or other factors, please check out the Prometric page. Some test centers in the following areas are closed:

  • Belgium
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Middle East
    • Bahrain
    • Kuwait
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • United Kingdom

Candidate safety

Prometric has reviewed and reinforced policies to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus at test centers. This includes ensuring surfaces and devices that are commonly touched by customers (such as keyboards, computer mice, biometric touch chip devices) are regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Prometric will also provide disposable wipes and allow candidates to use medical masks and gloves while testing. If you do choose to use a mask or gloves, note that test center staff may need to visually inspect these items.

Reminders for candidates

Regardless of your current exam schedule, you will want to make sure you protect yourself and those around you from the virus.

  • Review the CDC’s Steps to Prevent Illness
  • Limit the amount of time spent in close contact with other people, especially large groups.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick unless you are seeking medical care.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

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February 13, 2020

Chinese Testing Center Closures Throughout February

Prometric and IMA China have announced that the February 2020 CMA English exam has been canceled throughout China. The provincial test center will cancel your appointment, and candidates will be notified by email or phone.

Prometric released the following statement about the decision to close the testing centers, “In the wake of recent reports regarding the Wuhan Coronavirus and its impact on China and other countries, Prometric has decided to proactively close all test centers in China.”

In addition, IMA released a similar statement, “In order to implement the epidemic prevention and control of new coronavirus infection and take preventive measures to ensure the safety and health of candidates and test attendants, the IMA decided to cancel the CMA English exam held at all test centers across the country from January 31 to February 29.”

If you’d previously canceled the CMA English exam in the January / February 2020 exam window, you can contact Prometric at 010-82345674 or chinareg@prometric.com to receive a refund of your $50 change fee.

To read the full IMA statement, visit the IMAChina website.

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