Exemptions search

Our exemptions search will help you find out if the qualification you have studied exempts you from sitting some CIMA exams.

If your qualification is on our database of accredited programmes, you will see which CIMA exams you may be exempt from. You must have qualified during the years stated on the database and must have taken the required modules.

How are exemptions awarded?

CIMA will not decide if you will be awarded exemptions until:

  • You have registered as a CIMA student
  • We receive your educational transcripts and certificates

Read our exemptions policy

Applying for exemptions

My qualification is not on the database

If your degree or qualification is not listed on our database, you may still be eligible for some exemptions.


You will be charged a fee for each exemption awarded to you. This fee will be same as the exam fee for that subject.