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Student registration

Please refer to our frequently asked questions for answers to any queries you might have about registering with CIMA

Where do I register?

Click on the following link to register as a CIMA student Register as a student, you can also register over the telephone: simply call us on +44 (0)20 8849 2251 and select option 3 to speak to an advisor.

What fees do I need to pay to register?

You will need to pay a one-off registration fee (currently £77). If you register between 1st January and the 30th September your annual subscription fee (currently £110), will be waived until the end of the year. If you register between the 1st October and the 31st December you annual subscription will be waived until the end of the following year. Please note that the CIMA Subscription year runs from 1st January to the 31st December.

Please check out our full student fee list.

What do I do if I have no formal qualifications?

CIMA operate a flexible entry policy, which means that as long as you feel that you have a good knowledge and understanding of Mathematics and English, there is no requirement for formal qualifications to register with us.

Can I still register if I'm not working within management accounting?

You don’t have to work in management accountancy to study with CIMA®. Anyone can register with CIMA. To call yourself a Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) you will need to demonstrate a minimum of three years' relevant practical experience 

CIMA students and members have access to a vast range of jobs, most within finance or accountancy. To get an idea of the kind of jobs available to you, please visit  Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Global Career Hub, our dedicated career portal for management accountants.

How will I be asked to demonstrate practical experience?

You will need a to demonstrate a minimum of three years' relevant practical experience, through a formal membership application process, before you can call yourself a Chartered Global Management Accountant, or use the letters ACMA, CGMA after your name. Please visit our Practical Experience page for more information about the requirements.

I am unable to comply with the declaration relating to previous conduct. How do I complete my student registration?

You will not be able to register online, as you need to submit full details of all the sanctions, offence orders or undertakings in question to CIMA. Please email the details to

Each application is reviewed upon a case by case basis. Should we require any further information or clarification you will be contacted. Once a decision is reached we will confirm the outcome via email. Please ensure you contact with an email address that you are happy to use as correspondence regarding the conduct issue in question. CIMA works within the public interest and so has the right to refuse an application in light of the information you supply.

Do I need to register with CIMA before I enrol with a course provider?

Yes, so we can confirm your status and award any exemptions for which you may be eligible for. In addition you must be registered as a student to be eligible to sit any examinations.

Where can I find my Contact ID once I have clicked on Finish at the end of the registration process?

You can find your Contact ID in your MyCIMA account under 'My Details'. You will need to know your Contact ID for logging into the system on future occasions. If you do require assistance retrieving your Contact ID please reach out to Global Engagement Centre.

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