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Thank you for choosing CIMA® - trusted as the most complete qualification in investment & management accounting today. Before you start your application, it might help you to know the following:


You can apply for the CIMA® program only here - online. There is no other mode.


Do remember that you can apply either through the Standard route, or through any of the two pathways, that make your CIMA® program journey faster. You will start application by choosing registration/ candidacy track.


Your personalized myCIMA account will be automatically created after the first few steps of this application. Information of applicants based outside of the United States may be shared with, and held in our office(s) in the region you are located.


You will take around 10-15 minutes to complete your application, though you can do it in multiple sittings too. The application auto-saves your information and you can return to it any time later after logging into your myCIMA account.


You do not require to submit any documents right now. You will be asked to upload them on your myCIMA dashboard later, after you have completed your registration successfully and started the CIMA® program.


Once you complete and submit your CIMA® program application, you will receive an acknowledgement message and email from us. Your registration decision will be released on your dashboard within 72 hours of when we receive your completed application. If your application is approved, you will receive a registration offer.


Your registration in the CIMA® program will complete only after you accept this offer on your myCIMA dashboard, and pay the required fee. For applicants completing their registration after August 20, 2021, candidate services like exam scheduling and mock exams will commence from October 30, 2021, once the upgraded myCIMA dashboard is commissioned. However, latest copies of essential resources like candidate and study guides will be duly available. Candidates registered before August 20, 2021 will continue receiving their services and support as they have been.


You may choose to take your CIMA® exam(s) in any of the four online/ offline exam windows/ dates in a year. If online exams are available in your country, you can schedule them in advance from your myCIMA dashboard. If your country qualifies for Offline, pen-and-paper exams, please check your myCIMA dashboard for information on exam dates and venues. All offline exams, however, are held only on specific dates.


Participants from the following list of countries are eligible for both Offline and Online exam:

India, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guyana, Hongkong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.


You are at the CIMA® application portal especially created for Indian applicants by Blazeprep!

You can apply for CIMA® under the limited-period special pathway facility if you are currently enrolled in CA/ CS/ CWA or in any other premier accounting certification program. This golden opportunity expires on Oct 30, 2021. Of course, you can also apply for the CIMA® program under the other three application tracks as well — Professional, Master’s and Standard.

Blazeprep, the worldwide partner of American Council of Professional Accountants, offers exam-preparation content and 30 hour online exam-preparatory coaching to Indian applicants — free of charge — for all who register before October 30, 2021.

The FEE Structure for Indian Applicants

  • Special Pathway: INR 1.70 lacs
  • Professional Pathway: INR 1.80 lacs
  • Master’s Pathway: INR 2.00 lacs
  • Standard Track: INR 2.65 lacs

You can pay through debt cards, credit cards, NEFT/ online banking and UPI. Study loans are also available. You can pay the full fee within 15 days of receiving the Enrolment offer. Connect us at [email protected] for any assistance.

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