Where previously only those holding the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification were eligible, now more than 50 other certifications—including the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)—can qualify individuals to sit for the CSCA exam. The list of newly eligible certifications is available at here

Launched in 2017, the CSCA aims to help professionals master the concepts and techniques required to drive strategic planning within their organizations. Srikrishna Mankal, chair of the ICMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Board of Regents, said, “With routine tasks becoming automated, upskilling is essential for all professionals. Professionals need to learn on a continuous basis to be effective leaders, which is one of the reasons why we are opening the CSCA to select accounting and finance certification holders. The knowledge gained from the CSCA will foster career development for all those that earn the certification.” 

The CSCA exam, which takes three hours, consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and one case study. Passing the exam qualifies an individual for 30 ICMA continuing professional education credits. The CSCA exam is available at Prometric test centers around the world in March and September every year.


Click here for more information on the CSCA program.

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