CIMA® Certification Costs


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Contact Information

Jim Dobbs,
CIMA®, CPWA®, CFP®, Program Director
+1 720-224-1530
Online Education Program
Toby Moskowitz, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor

Rebecca Meyer,
Associate Director
+1 312-423-8037 
Executive Education
+1 312-464-8732 
Main Phone

Graham Rich,
Investment Management Research Program,
Sydney, Australia
+61 2 9247 0496
Email: Graham Rich

Executive Education Cost US $5,995 US $5,995 A $2,995 for practitioners (subsidised by a 50% bursary). A $5,995 for all other candidates.
Education Program Format Online 2 day in-person, or virtual test prep workshop Test prep Included for the education program exam PLUS the CIMA® certification exam
Length Self-Paced ~3.5 month scheduled education program with weekly live virtual sessions 120 days, commencing March 1 each year. Enrollment opens each year in September
Education Course and Test-Prep Material On-Demand videos, readings, key concept summaries, detailed test-prep guidance, practice questions and mock-exam Live, online preparation and review sessions, and on-demand recordings All text book and lecture notes, online lectures and tutorials, test prep materials
Format 100% online Virtual online or hybrid classes: offers a combination of live virtual sessions, on-demand recordings. 100% online, with synchronous annual cohort with online, on-demand lectures and regular live webinar tutorials.
Location Online In-person workshop at the Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL Online from Australia. This program is specifically designed to be suitable for Asia/Pacific candidates.
Curated and presented by the Forum’s Investment Management Research Program, in association with Macquarie University Business School, Sydney, Australia
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IP = In-Person
H = Hybrid, includes both in-person and online/virtual components
V = Virtual/Oonline

Information about the education programs can be found on the Registered Education Providers’ websites. All inquiries regarding the education program fees, class schedules, assessments and other policies, should be referred directly to the Registered Education Providers. View more information on the Wiley Test Prep.


Program Fee: $5,995 Includes application fees, background check, a complimentary Basic membership, Executive Education Program fee, and initial attempt at the Certification Exam.

Initial Certification Fee: $395
Exam Retake Fee: $225