Entry routes and subscription plans

Entry routes and subscription plans for CPAs - AICPA member pricing

Subscription plans for CPAs

As a CPA and a member of the AICPA, you have an expedited pathway to obtain the CGMA designation, but you still need to master technical finance and accounting skills, understand advanced business concepts and demonstrate strategic leadership abilities. The CGMA Finance Leadership Program was created to help you develop competencies in these areas, and ultimately become a better business leader.

CGMA Strategic Case Study Exam - $495

Because of the specific technical knowledge gained as a CPA, candidates have the option to skip the learning and complete the Strategic Level Case Study Exam. 

  • Includes one free retake within subscription period

CGMA Case Study Exam Review Course package - $795

The Strategic Level Case Study Exam is a difficult test that requires candidates to understand the complexities of case study scenario-based questions. This option gives the candidate two exam credits AND access to a case study review course to bolster the CPAs knowledge before the exam.

  • Strategic level exam review course
  • CGMA Strategic Case Study Exam fee — includes one free retake within subscription period

CGMA Finance Leadership Program All Access - 1 year: $2,500  

The complete program gives the CPA candidate not only the review course and exam credits, but also complete access to all three levels of the CGMA Finance Leadership Program.

  • Access to all 3 learning levels: Strategic, Management and Operational
  • All review courses for required exams
  • One free retake within subscription period

Cost of the Designation

Once you pass the CGMA exam and meet the practical experience requirements, you must submit a CGMA designation application and pay the respective designation fee. You can find the current designation fee on AICPA.org here under “Designation”.

Maintaining the Designation

To maintain your CGMA designation, you must remain a 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.  You are responsible for complying with all applicable CPE requirements, rules and regulations of state boards of accountancy, as well as those of the AICPA. 

There are no additional requirements for CGMA designation holders.  Learn more about the relevance and value of continuing professional development here.

Applying for the Designation

If you’ve passed the CGMA exam and meet the practical experience requirements, the final step in becoming a CGMA designation holder is to submit your application and pay the respective designation fee. 

Please visit the designation application page for more information and to apply today.

As a non-profit organization, we have purposefully priced the CGMA Finance Leadership Program to be accessible to everyone, and to be roughly in line with most company training reimbursement policies.

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