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2022 CIMA Exam Fees: Everything You Need to Know

Your complete guide to everything you need to know about CIMA exam fees, registration and subscription fees, individual exam fees and exemptions.

Discover everything you need to know about CIMA exam fees, including exemptions, registration and subscription fees and individual exam fees.
If you’re considering sitting CIMA exams and becoming qualified, exam fees are an essential factor. Key questions to look at are:

  • Is it affordable?
  • How much does it really cost?
  • How are the fees broken down?

This blog covers all the CIMA exam fees, from registration to maintaining your CIMA membership.

Note that prices are provided in GBP as outlined on the CIMA website.

Registration Fees

New CIMA students pay a one-off registration fee which includes their first year of subscription from January 1st to December 31st.

  • Registration fee (once-off initial payment for new members) – £77
  • Re-registration – £77
  • Management Accountant Gateway registration – £77
  • CIMA Professional Gateway assessment registration – £425

CIMA Masters’ Gateway assessment registration – £425

Subscription Fees

All subscription fees are due on January 1st.

  • Students – £120
  • Students who have passed the Strategic Case Study exam – £275
  • New students (payment included in registration fee) – Free

Exemption Fees

These costs include all exemptions awarded and paid for after August 1st.

  • Certificate in Business Accounting (per subject) – £0
  • Operational level Objective Tests (per subject) – £0
  • Operational level Case Study Exam (per subject) – £0
  • Management level Object Tests (per subject) – £0
  • Management level Case Study exam – £0
  • Strategic level Objective Tests (per subject) – £0

CIMA Exam Fees

CIMA exam fees are on a tiered pricing structure

Tier 1: Western Europe, Australia, Singapore, USA and Canada

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting OTs (per exam) – £100
CIMA Professional Qualification (for exams sat on after August 1st, 2019)

  • Operational level OTs – £115
  • Operational level case study exam (per exam) – £195
    • Management level objective tests (per exam)  – £130
    • Management level case study exam (per exam) – £199
    • Strategic level objective tests (per exam) – £185
    • Strategy level case study exam – £289

For eligible countries, visit CIMA’s website.

Tier 2 – Rest of the World

  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting OTs (per exam) – £90
  • CIMA Professional Qualification (for exams sat on after August 1st, 2019)
    • Operational level OTs – £105
    • Operational level case study exam (per exam) – £185
    • Management level objective tests (per exam)  – £120
    • Management level case study exam (per exam) – £190
    • Strategic level objective tests (per exam) – £180
    • Strategy level case study exam – £270

For eligible countries, visit CIMA’s website.

Tier 3: Sub-Saharan Africa

  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting OTs (per exam) – £75
    • Operational level OTs – £85
    • Operational level case study exam (per exam) – £155
    • Management level objective tests (per exam)  – £105
    • Management level case study exam (per exam) – £160
    • Strategic level objective tests (per exam) – £140
    • Strategy level case study exam – £240
    • CIMA Professional Qualification (for exams sat on after August 1st)

For eligible countries, visit CIMA’s website.

How To Pay CIMA Exam Fees

The easiest way to pay is online, via MyCIMA using a VISA card, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.

You can contact CIMA’s global 24/7 payment hotline or call CIMA to pay with a debit or credit card.

In addition, CIMA accepts cheques, money orders or bank drafts (sterling).

Find out more about paying your CIMA exam fees here.

Final thoughts

CIMA exam fees are more affordable than you’d think. The exams represent an upfront cost, but the benefits of becoming CIMA qualified to ensure your investment is well spent.

Make your investment count by passing your CIMA exams the first time by studying online, saving you time, money and exam repeats.

Laura Carrick
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