Certificate in Business Accounting exams
Certificate level exams are computer based and are on demand - they can be taken all year. The Certificate level syllabus comprises of five subjects with one exam for each subject and all five exams must be passed to complete the level. The five exams can be taken in any order.
Professional Qualification exams
The Professional qualification is made up of two types of computer based assessments:
- 90 minute objective tests for each of the three subjects within each level - these are on demand and can be taken all year.
- A three-hour case study when you have completed all objective tests and want to progress to the next level - these are available in four windows a year.
Find out more about Professional Qualification exams.
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Exam performance report
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The Gateway exam, also known as the Management case study exam (for those who are not on the accelerated route)
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Working with Pearson VUE
CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE*, who have over 20 years of experience in offering electronic testing and already run computer-based assessments for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.
There will be 5,000 Pearson VUE test centres in 178 countries. We are working with Pearson VUE to continue to increase the number of exam centres globally. Find your closest Pearson VUE centre.
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9x objective tests
100% of syllabus components tested
3X Case Studies
Long and short answer essay questions
4 sittings per year
Assessment of practical experience
Strategic Case Study Exam
Award / CIMA Advanced Diploma In Management Accounting
Management Case Study Exam
Project and Relationship Management
Advanced Management Accounting
Advanced Financial Reporting
Award / CIMA Diploma In Management Accounting
Operational Case Study Exam
Financial Reporting and Taxation