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Fees

How much does it cost?

Find out how much it costs to study CIMA, remembering to take in to account your registration, annual subscription and exam fees along with costs associated with your preferred study method.

Registration and annual subscription

Registration fees

New students pay a one-off registration fee, which includes their first years subscription fee. Note: The CIMA subscription year runs from 1st January until 31st December. 

Registration (one-off payment) GBP 85
Re-registration GBP 85
Registration for the management accountants’ gateway (not including assessment fee)  GBP 85
Registration for the CIMA professional gateway assessment GBP 425
Registration for the CIMA Master's gateway assessment GBP 425

Subscription fees

Existing students must ensure their subscription is paid before 31 March each year to prevent expiration. 

Students  GBP123
Students who have passed Strategic Case Study exam  GBP280
New student (first years subscription fee) Free

Exemption fees

There is no charge for exemption fees.

Exam fees

CIMA exams are set based on a tiered pricing structure as part of our continued commitment to improving access to our qualifications and assessments worldwide.

View exam pricing by selecting your tier in the accordion below. Please note, a breakdown of eligible countries can be found within the relevant tier.

  • Tier 1: Western Europe, Australia, Singapore, USA and Canada
  • Tier 2: Rest of the world 
  • Tier 3: Sub-Saharan Africa

Exams sat before 1 March 2022

Tier 1

2021 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP100

CIMA Professional Qualification 

For exams sat on or after 2 January 2021

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP115
Operational level case study exam (per exam) GBP195
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP130
Management level case study exam (per exam) GBP199
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP185
Strategic level case study exam GBP289

Eligible Countries

American Samoa Andorra Australia
Austria Azores Belgium
British Virgin Islands Canada Cayman Islands
China Cyprus Denmark
Finland France Germany
Gibraltar Guam Hawaiian Islands
Hong Kong Iceland Ireland
Italy Japan Liechtenstein
Luxembourg Macau Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway Portugal Puerto Rico
Singapore Slovenia South Korea
Spain Sweden Switzerland
United Kingdom United States of America Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Tier 2

2021 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP90

CIMA Professional Qualification

For exams sat on or after 2 January 2021

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP105
Operational level case study exams (per exam) GBP185
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP120
Management level case study exams (per exam) GBP190
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP180
Strategic level case study exam GBP270

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Anguilla  Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Armenia Ascension Islands Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canary Islands
Chile
Colombia Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji Islands
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Georgia
Greece Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India Indonesia Iraq Israel Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati Islands
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia Lithuania Macedonia
Malaysia Maldives Martinique Mexico Moldova
Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Nepal
New Caledonia Nicaragua
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Nauru
Romania
Russia
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles Sint Maarten
Slovak Republic
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka St Helena St Kitts
St Lucia
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Suriname
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia
Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Ukraine United Arab Emirates
Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam
Western Samoa Yemen      

Tier 3

2021 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP75

CIMA Professional Qualification 

For exams sat on or after 2 January 2021

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP85
Operational level case study exams (per exam) GBP155
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP105
Management level case study exams (per exam) GBP160
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP140
Strategic level case study exam GBP240

Eligible countries

Angola Botswana Burkina Faso
Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad Congo
Cote d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Principe
Republic of Benin
Reunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
   

Exams sat from 1 March 2022

Tier 1

2022 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP105

CIMA Professional Qualification 

For exams sat on or after 1 March 2022

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP120
Operational level case study exam (per exam) GBP205
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP140
Management level case study exam (per exam) GBP210
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP195
Strategic level case study exam GBP299

Eligible Countries

American Samoa Andorra Australia
Austria Azores Belgium
British Virgin Islands Canada Cayman Islands
China Cyprus Denmark
Finland France Germany
Gibraltar Guam Hawaiian Islands
Hong Kong Iceland Ireland
Italy Japan Liechtenstein
Luxembourg Macau Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway Portugal Puerto Rico
Singapore Slovenia South Korea
Spain Sweden Switzerland
United Kingdom United States of America Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Tier 2

2022 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP95

CIMA Professional Qualification

For exams sat on or after 1 March 2022

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP110
Operational level case study exams (per exam) GBP195
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP125
Management level case study exams (per exam) GBP199
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP189
Strategic level case study exam GBP284

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Anguilla  Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Armenia Ascension Islands Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canary Islands
Chile
Colombia Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji Islands
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Georgia
Greece Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India Indonesia Iraq Israel Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati Islands
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia Lithuania Macedonia
Malaysia Maldives Martinique Mexico Moldova
Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Nepal
New Caledonia Nicaragua
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Nauru
Romania
Russia
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles Sint Maarten
Slovak Republic
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka St Helena St Kitts
St Lucia
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Suriname
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia
Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Ukraine United Arab Emirates
Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam
Western Samoa Yemen      

Tier 3

2022 exam fees

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting 

Objective tests (per exam) GBP79

CIMA Professional Qualification 

For exams sat on or after 1 March 2022

Operational level objective tests (per exam) GBP89
Operational level case study exams (per exam) GBP163
Management level objective tests (per exam) GBP110
Management level case study exams (per exam) GBP168
Strategic level objective tests (per exam) GBP147
Strategic level case study exam GBP252

Eligible countries

Angola Botswana Burkina Faso
Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad Congo
Cote d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Principe
Republic of Benin
Reunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
   

A rough guide to costs

Where you sit exams and how you decide to study will determine how much it costs to study CIMA. The guide below outlines costs for studying either the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, CIMA Professional Qualification or both combined.

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting over one year

The guide below outlines costs for studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting over one year making the following assumptions:

  • You have no exemptions
  • You sit and pass each exam on the first attempt
  • You are in a tier 2 market (find out more about tiered exam pricing above)
  • You are studying online with CIMAstudy and have purchased an official CIMA Study Text for each subject

CIMA costs

Costs are calculated based on 2016 pricing
One-off student registration (includes first year student subscription) GBP 85
Annual student subscription over one year GBP 0
4 x Cert BA exams GBP 380
Sub-total GBP 465

Study costs

4 x CIMAstudy Prime modules GBP 1,000
4 x CIMA Study Texts GBP 140
Sub-total GBP 1,140

Total costs over one year: GBP 1,605

Please note: All costs are indicative and are calculated based on 2022 pricing. Last updated November 2021

CIMA Professional Qualification over three years

The guide below outlines costs for studying the CIMA Professional Qualification over three years making the following assumptions:

  • You have no exemptions
  • You sit and pass each exam on the first attempt
  • You are entering at Operational level of the CIMA Professional Qualification
  • You are in a tier 2 market (find out more about tiered exam pricing here)
  • You are studying online with CIMAstudy and have purchased an official CIMA Study Text

CIMA costs

Costs are calculated based on 2016 pricing
One-off student registration (includes first year student subscription) GBP 85
Annual student subscription over three years GBP 246
9 x Objective Tests and 3 x Case Study exams GBP 1,950
Sub-total GBP 2,281

Study costs

9 x CIMAstudy Prime modules GBP 2,295
3 x CIMAstudy Case Study modules GBP 960
12 x CIMA Study Texts GBP 444
Sub-total GBP 3,699

Total costs over three years: GBP 5,980

Please note: All costs are indicative and are calculated based on 2022 pricing. Last updated November 2021.

Both qualifications over five years

The guide below outlines costs for studying both the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and Professional Qualification over five years making the following assumptions:

  • You have no exemptions
  • You sit and pass each exam on the first attempt
  • You are in a tier 2 market (find out more about tiered exam pricing above)
  • You are studying online with CIMAstudy and have purchased an official CIMA Study Text
  • You may have taken a few breaks between studies

CIMA costs

Costs are calculated based on 2016 pricing
One-off student registration (includes first year student subscription) GBP 85
Annual student subscription over five years GBP 492
4 x Cert BA exams GBP 380
9 x Objective Tests and 3 x Case Study exams (Professional Qualification) GBP 1,950
Sub-total GBP 2,907

Study costs

4 x CIMAstudy Prime modules (Cert BA) GBP 1,000
9 x CIMAstudy Prime modules (Professional Qualification) GBP 2,295
3 x CIMAstudy Case Study modules (Professional Qualification) GBP 960
12 x CIMA Study Texts GBP 444
Sub-total GBP 4,699

Total costs over five years: GBP 7,606

Please note: All costs are indicative and are calculated based on 2022 pricing. Last updated November 2021.

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