Members in practice are chartered management accountants in professional practice. They provide accounting services to businesses, but are not direct employees of these businesses.
All members in practice must register annually, and are regulated by byelaws 51 and 52 and council regulation 7 in order to encourage best practice.
Do I need to register?
If you are unsure about whether you need to register as a member in practice, you should consult council regulation 7 in the charter and byelaws, which provides the definition of a CIMA member in practice and lists criteria that may be relevant to your type of employment and specialisms.
Information for members in practice is in our members' handbook. This includes help on registering as a member in practice.
Join the thriving members in practice group on our online community, CIMAsphere, to discuss and share management accounting information and find expertise and support.
Important regulatory changes for members in practice
CIMA has changed the way it regulates its members in practice.
Since September 2010 all members who work in practice are required to hold a current practising certificate to be entitled to practice as a CIMA member. Download a copy of the new member in practice regulations (48KB).
Our FAQs (PDF 101KB) and overview table of changes will help answer any queries you have. For further information, please email email@example.com.