As a member of another professional body, you may be eligible for a fast track route into the CIMA qualification.
IFAC bodies - members and passed finalists
If you are a member or passed finalist of an IFAC body, you may be eligible for advanced entry to CIMA through the professional gateway route.
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Find out more about the professional gateway route
ICWAI, ICMAP and ICMAB members and passed finalists
If you are a member or passed finalist of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) or a member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), you may be eligible for advanced entry to CIMA through the management accountant gateway route.
Find out more about the management accountant gateway route
AAT Students and Members
As an AAT student or member, you can take the next step in your career and start studying for the globally recognised CIMA qualification any time.
Find out about special arrangements for AAT Students and Members
Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
CIMA and ACT have agreed a reciprocal arrangement that allows members of each body a fast track route to membership. If you have completed the Diploma in Treasury Management you will be eligible for an accelerated route to CIMA membership.
Find out about the reciprocal arrangement between CIMA and ACT
Other professional qualifications
If you hold a qualification with another professional body on our CIMA accredited programmes’ database, you may be eligible for exemptions from some exams in the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA Professional Qualification.
Find out if you are eligible for exemptions
If your qualification is not on our database, you start CIMA by studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.