Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Our mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors.

CIMA have more than 218,000 members and students operating in 177 countries. They work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations. CIMA have strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research.

CIMA professional development is the continuing professional development scheme for CIMA members; it supports you in your career by helping you identify your future learning needs.

All CIMA members and CGMAs are required to undertake CPD and keep a record of their development activities. See regulation 15 of the royal charter, byelaws and regulations for more information.

CIMA members do not need to count hours or units. Instead we ask that they do ask much as necessary to maintain their professional competence and meet their career goals

To find out about the CPD requirements for CIMA members please click here for various videos, guides and contacts around CIMA’s CPD Policy.


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