CIMA professional development is the continuing professional development scheme for CIMA members; it supports you in your career by helping you identify your future learning needs.

All CIMA members and CGMA designation holders are required to undertake CPD and keep a record of their development activities. See regulations Part I, 13-18 of the royal charter, byelaws and regulations for more information.

To find out about the CPD requirements for CIMA members watch 'Your guide to CIMA professional development':

What are the benefits?

As business becomes increasingly complex, CPD ensures you are always highly qualified with the right skills to support your organisation's growth.

Your personal commitment to learning throughout your career reinforces life-long employability as you:

  • Remain up to date and relevant
  • Develop your knowledge and skills
  • Play your part in maintaining the integrity and credibility of the qualification and the profession.

CIMA is always working hard to keep business leaders, hiring managers, recruitment companies and key functions such as HR and Learning and Development teams informed and engaged with our CPD. Your up-to-date skills mean businesses continue to prefer CGMAs and source CIMA members into the best roles.

Who has to do it?

All CIMA members are required to undertake CPD and keep a record of their development activities. If you are retired or on a career break it may be possible to apply for an exemption. Please contact us for guidance.

How much do I need to do?

CIMA doesn’t prescribe numbers of hours or units, we simply ask that you do as much as you need to remain professionally competent and meet your career goals.

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Did you know?

CIMA is working harder than ever to give you what you need to stay ahead.

Your employability is our highest priority, and in this era of accelerating disruption it simply takes more to keep up.

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