What does it take to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant®?
The CGMA designation is a strategically vital complement to your CPA credential – enhancing and powering your experience and career path. As a part of the launch of the CGMA designation, AICPA voting members can obtain the designation by meeting at least one of these experience requirements:
To qualify, members must meet one of the CGMA experience requirement options below. *
A minimum of:
- Three years of financial (including internal audit) or management accounting experience in business, industry, or government, or
- Two years of financial or management accounting experience plus one year in public accounting, or
- Three years of financial/management accounting experience on a consulting basis, or
- Three years in a management accounting role focused on the management and operation of an accounting firm
*Beginning January, 2015, a qualifying examination will also be required.
The annual CGMA designation fee for 2013-2014 is $150.00; AICPA members who are also a member of a State CPA Society will receive a $50 annual discount off the designation.
Maintaining the CGMA designation
To maintain your CGMA designation, you must remain a voting member of the AICPA in good standing and pay the annual fee for the designation. Continuing professional education (CPE) is required for CPAs to maintain their professional competence and provide quality professional services. CPAs are responsible for complying with all applicable CPE requirements, rules and regulations of state boards of accountancy, as well as those of membership associations and other professional organizations.
CGMA holders will receive a certificate suitable for framing after the annual designation dues have been paid.
Access to CGMA.org is limited. Only CGMA designation holders have full access to the site. For a list of locked and un-locked content, visit our FAQs on website access. AICPA designation holders are able to access the website with the same user name and password used on AICPA.org.