Essential for being able to use CIMA® as a designation, CIMA® membership is an invaluable perk for CIMA® charter-holders. CIMA® membership comes with insightfully conceived and curated informational, educational and guidance resources that unlock exciting professional development and career growth opportunities for CIMA® charter-holders.
CIMA® membership is only and exclusively reserved for individuals who have already earned their CIMA® charter qualification. CIMA® Associate membership is granted immediately at the time of award of the CIMA® charter, and converts into a full CIMA® Professional Membership after two years for charter-holders who meet and complete the membership continuance norms.
Both Associate and Professional members get their personalized membership dashboards carrying a collection of resources for career and professional development. Professional members get opportunities to volunteer in CIMA® committees and expert groups and partake in the nurturing and governance of the CIMA® qualification and designation.
New CIMA® charter-holders are welcomed into the CIMA® community with the complimentary CIMA® Associate membership. Associate membership ends in two years and Associate members are upgraded to CIMA® Professional members at the end of two years after they pay the membership fee for the 3rd year and onward. Key benefits of CIMA® Associate membership include:
CIMA® Associate membership converts into CIMA® Professional membership after two years once the charter-holders pay the 3rd year membership fee. Besides a number of career-development resources on the member dashboard, CIMA® Professional members get opportunities to volunteer in CIMA® committees and expert groups and partake in the nurturing and governance of the CIMA® qualification and designation. Key benefits of CIMA® Professional membership include:
Keeping their CIMA® membership active is essential for CIMA® charter-holders to continue using the CIMA® designation. While there is no action required for the first two years to keep the Associate membership active as it is already covered in the CIMA® package, attention will be needed to maintain the CIMA® Professional membership.
CIMA® charter-holders can keep their Professional membership active and in good standing through attending the CIMA® Review Webinars once every year. There are no exams or assessments involved in CIMA® membership continuance. Payment of annual membership fee of US $150 is also a requirement for continuing CIMA® professional membership. Life-time membership is also available for US $650. CIMA® charter-holders who are unable to renew their membership may be barred from using CIMA® as a designation against their name, though their CIMA® charter-qualification will continue to remain active.
Besides continuously updating professional development and career-growth resources on the CIMA® membership dashboard, CIMA® Professional members get the opportunity of attending the CIMA® Review Webinars - either live and synchronously, or recorded sessions.
Highly compact and crisp, typical CIMA® Review Webinars are 5-6 hours of video sessions and podcasts etc., by luminaries, experts and influencers in accounting and finance on about a dozen advanced themes of strategic relevance. Detailed information on CIMA® Review Webinars is updated on member dashboards.