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Designatory letters

Members may use the description 'Chartered Management Accountant', Fellows may use the letters 'FCMA' and Associates may use the letters 'ACMA' after their names.

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Using the ACMA and FCMA letters

If members cannot use the description or letters in the other countries or jurisdictions without infringement, then the institute may authorise the use of lawful alternatives in those countries and jurisdictions. In particular, where appropriate, members may add the suffix '(UK)' after the description 'Chartered Management Accountant' or after the letters 'FCMA' or 'ACMA' (Byelaw 5)

CIMA is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards and to maintaining public confidence in management accounting.  CIMA's ACMA and FCMA designations are our members' mark of competency and professionalism and show their continued commitment to working within the public interest.

CIMA takes very seriously any information it receives concerning individuals falsely claiming to be members or students of the institute and will take action against them.

Using the CGMA letters

As a CIMA member, as well as the letters ACMA / FCMA, you can now additionally use the designatory letters ‘CGMA’.*

Find out more about the CGMA designation.

* Please note that members of CPA Australia or CMA Canada who are elected to CIMA membership through the 'preferred access' route after 31 January 2012 are not eligible to use the CGMA designatory letters.

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