The CMA and CFM Examinations are given in a computer-based format. The examinations are 100% objective and consist of carefully constructed multiple-choice questions that test all levels of cognitive skills. The exams are offered daily (except Sundays and holidays) at an extensive network of Sylvan Technology Centers located throughout the U.S. and internationally. When you register with the ICMA, you will be assigned a 120-day period in which to schedule your examination with Sylvan.
Candidates who have fulfilled the admission requirements should follow the procedures described below to register for an examination.
Your registration should be filed approximately six weeks before you wish to take an examination as the 120-day authorization period begins shortly after your registration is recorded by ICMA.
File the CMA/CFM Examination Registration Form indicating the parts
you wish to take and remit the appropriate examination fee.
Receive an acknowledgement from ICMA authorizing you to sit for the examination and providing detailed instructions for scheduling your examination.
Arrange to take your examination within the 120-day time period stated in your acknowledgement letter by calling the national registry center identified in the instructions provided.
Take the examination on the day scheduled by you and receive immediate pass/fail information on your performance.
Once authorization is received from ICMA, it is the responsibility of the candidate to schedule the examination within the stated time period and to appear at the test center when scheduled. The test registry has provisions that allow you to cancel your scheduled examination by 12 noon two business days prior to your appointment if this becomes necessary; however, the examination must be taken within the 120-day time period. Failure to appear for a scheduled appointment or to take the examination within the stated time period will result in the loss of your examination fees. There will be no refund of fees.
For admission to the examination, you will be required to present two forms of identification, one with a photograph, both with your signature. Approved photo IDs are a passport, driver's license, military ID, credit card with photo, or company ID. Student IDs are not acceptable. You will not be permitted into the examination without proper identification.
ICMA pass and fail decisions are final. In addition, all tests are the property of the ICMA and will not be returned to candidates.
Examination retakes will be permitted but cannnot exceed three times over a twelve month period.