Charter, Byelaws and Regulations

CIMA is a body incorporated by a Royal charter. The Royal Charter, Byelaws and regulations are the institute’s governing documents. They are the rules that regulate the conduct of all students and members, and CIMA's management through its council, which governs the institute as enabled by the byelaws

CIMA charter crestThe charter grants CIMA's powers and sets out the institute’s objectives. 
The byelaws provide for the operational framework and the regulations may make provision in respect of any matter related to the affairs of the Institute and its members and registered students.  

CIMA's regulatory framework underpins the professional standing of its members and students through regulation, monitoring and where necessary disciplinary procedures. It ensures members are competent, trusted and working within the public interest.

This current version of the Royal Charter, Byelaws and Regulations came into effect on 15 July 2021.

Revisions to CIMA’s charter and byelaws, which must be approved by members at a general meeting, require assent from the Privy Council. Amendments to the regulations may be made by resolution of the council, barring some exceptions as set out in byelaw 32.