It’s been said that records are meant to be broken. That’s certainly true for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, which recently reported the highest-ever number of CMA certificates awarded and number of new CMA candidates. This year, for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2015, the records set last year were shattered—and by considerable margins.

The CMA program continues to attract professionals from around the world, with the total number of new CMA candidates reaching a record-high 15,574, up from 14,662 in FY2014. What’s more, a record number of new CMA certificates were awarded to highly qualified management accountants, reaching 3,527, up from 3,003 last fiscal year.

These figures represent a growth of 6% for number of CMA candidates and 17% for number of CMA certificates awarded. To date, more than 46,000 professionals around the world have earned the CMA credential.

IMA USA records show a clear upward trend in both number of CMA candidates and number of certificates awarded, particularly in light of the high standards required to earn this credential. Passing this exam demonstrates a professional’s expertise in areas that are the most sought-after by organizations around the world and the acquisition of these skills will undoubtedly help address the ‘talent gap’ that has affected many enterprises.”

The CMA program is one of the fastest-growing accounting certifications in the world, with an annualized growth rate for new certifications of more than 18% for the past five years. With CMAs and CMA candidates in 140 countries, the CMA program is truly enriching organizations and serving the public interest around the world.”



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