Eligibility Requirements

I am currently an active AICPA Regular Member in good standing.

Experience Requirement

Eligible AICPA members must attest they meet the experience requirements when applying to obtain the CGMA designation:

Minimum 36 months of relevant management accounting experience, as defined by the CGMA Competency Framework.
  • Range of experience across at least four (4) competencies in the Technical and Business Skills knowledge areas, with a minimum of one (1) per area.
  • Depth of experience with a minimum of 18 months at the Intermediate (or higher) proficiency level as defined in the CGMA Competency Framework.
  • Demonstrated work-based experience in competencies from the Leadership or People Skills knowledge areas.

For detailed descriptions of qualifying competencies, please refer to the complete CGMA Competency Framework