Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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Member Pathway Agreement

CPA Australia has a Member Pathway Agreement (MPA) with CIMA.

Pathway to CPA membership

The following steps demonstrate the pathway to Associate CPA membership for full Associate or Fellow Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), under the conditions of the current MPA.

Step 1: Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for CPA Australia membership if you:

  • are a member of good standing with CIMA and not under any investigations for professional conduct infringements
  • did not gain entry to membership with CIMA through another mutual recognition agreement, any other similar pathway agreements or any special member pathway
  • have successfully completed:
    • the CIMA professional qualification
    • the CIMA practical experience requirements.

Step 2: Apply

Complete our online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee.

In your application, nominate CIMA as the professional body with whom you studied and hold membership.

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Step 3: Verification and outcome of your application

Your application will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. We will send you an email informing you of your application outcome.

Step 4: Advance to CPA status

Once you become an Associate member of CPA Australia, you must successfully complete

  • Better Practice in Governance and Accountability (online)

When complete you will advance to CPA status, receive a CPA/FCPA certificate and will then be able to use the respective letters after your name.

Membership pathways FAQ

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Membership pathways FAQ

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