CMA Entrance Examination
The objective of the CMA Entrance Examination is to evaluate whether candidates have mastered technical
skills with respect to the following six functional competencies:
• Strategic management
• Risk management and governance
• Performance management
• Performance measurement
• Financial management
• Financial reporting
The CMA Entrance Examination is held locally twice each year, in mid-June and mid-October.
The exam is four hours in duration and is comprised of approximately 120 multiple-choice questions. The pass
mark for the exam is 60 per cent.
Candidates must pass the Entrance Examination to proceed onto a CMA professional program such as the CMA
Strategic Leadership Program.
To review the Exam Syllabus, please click here.
CMA offers a number of resources to assist candidates in preparing for the Entrance Examination, including
access to past exams for study.
Tips On Preparing for the
For more information on how to register for the CMA Entrance Exam and for registration deadlines, please