Supporting your CGMAs

Retaining talent through CPD

The CIMA continuous professional development (CPD) policy ensures members maintain their professional competence, relevance and ethical awareness while effectively building on the CIMA qualification they have already attained.

The CPD policy is a lifelong learning framework. Rather than just counting hours or units the policy focuses on how learning can be applied on the job. The new skills, latest thinking and best practices CIMA members acquire will help your organisation to perform better.

CIMA can help you support your staff with their lifelong learning in many ways.

CGMA Store

The CGMA Store gives members an unprecedented choice of CPD resources in leadership, strategy, risk and technology and much more, through the new Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. CIMA members are also able to get up to 20% off resources.

All resources count towards CIMA’s Continuing Professional Development requirements.

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AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website

The AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website enables members to identify the gaps in their knowledge and record the progress that they make towards reaching their professional development goals.


CIMA Mastercourses

CIMA Mastercourses are a range of skills-based courses covering more than 200 accounting, finance and business topics, taught by industry experts.

Mastercourses teach proven, practical techniques that can be applied to your business and are reviewed regularly to ensure they’re the most relevant and up-to-date.

CIMA Mastercourses

CIMA on demand

CIMA on demand is an online learning solution designed for busy finance and business professionals. Courses cover a range of topics including management accounting, finance and business skills.

Each module takes between 30 and 75 minutes to complete and provides comprehensive coverage of each topic, delivered by expert speakers.

The benefits of online learning for you and your staff:

  • Easily implemented across multiple sites.
  • Fit employee study support into your business cycle.
  • Gain skills-based training that can be immediately used in the workplace

Corporate licenses are also available for groups of colleagues interested in using CIMA on demand.

CPD Academies

CIMA’s CPD academies are two-day programmes run four times a year with a new programme introduced each autumn. Covering a variety of topics relevant to finance professionals, these relaxed, interactive and informative events also provide an excellent opportunity to network.

An Executive CPD Academy also runs each October for senior finance professionals.

CPD Academies


CIMAplus is an exclusive subscription service designed to help your staff meet their lifelong learning needs and enhance their CPD portfolio. It provides CIMA members with access to high-quality CIMA CPD products, and is an easy way for members to fulfil many of their CPD requirements.

The benefits of the CIMAplus package include:

  • Regular finance publications.
  • Access to all research reports, executive summaries, interviews and webcasts.
  • A choice of two online courses from the CIMA on demand series.


CIMA in-house training

We can also tailor courses to suit your needs through our in-house training solution.

If you have six or more staff who require training on the same topic or need a more flexible and personal approach, we can work with you to create and deliver a programme specifically to meet your organisation’s learning and development needs.

You can select from one or more of the following:

  • CIMA Mastercourses – these can be run as the standard course or tailored to meet your requirements.
  • In-house only courses – select from our range of in-house only training programmes.
  • Bespoke programmes - developed from scratch to specifically meet your desired learning outcomes.
  • Business coaching – one-to-one coaching to help develop areas such as improving overall personal effectiveness, building successful working relationships and prioritising and getting things done.

CIMA in-house training

CIMA Corporate Discount Scheme

The Corporate Discount Scheme offers substantial discounts on CIMA CPD products.

Join the scheme by investing a minimum of GBP2,905 which you then use to book CIMA CPD products at discounted rates over a 12-month period.

You can top up your investment at any time so you can continue to benefit from the discounts for the duration of your membership.

Corporate Discount Scheme

CIMA ethical support

As professionals, CIMA members are expected to maintain and develop their ethical competence.

A range of ethics support is available online and includes:

  • the Code of Ethics
  • ethical dilemmas and checklists
  • case studies and training scenarios
  • ethics helplines
  • research reports
  • articles
  • blogs and webcasts.

CIMA ethical support