Or, search nearly all of the business and general education databases using the search box below.
Students can join via ThisWayToCPA.com as AICPA Student Affiliate Members. Membership is free for students.
IMA provides certification, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), for internal financial management responsibilities. Learn more about the certification process. An IMA membership is required to earn and maintain the CMA.
Visit the membership page for membership dues information.
A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy to practice public accounting. To obtain a CPA license, most states require the following:
Rasmussen University’s Accounting Bachelor Completer program consists of 180 quarter credits.
Our Accounting programs are not approved by any state board of accountancy or any other state professional licensing agencies.
States can change their own CPA licensure requirements at any time.
Some states allow individuals to sit for the CPA licensing exam before obtaining all required 225 quarter credits.
Passing of the CPA exam is only one of the requirements to become licensed as a CPA. Other requirements include obtaining at least 225 quarter credits of college education.
If you are planning to sit for the CPA Exam:
A CMA is a certified management accountant with expertise in financial accounting and management. The Certified Management Accountant certification requires a college degree, and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) issues the CMA certification.
To be eligible for CMA certification, students must fulfill all of the following requirements:
If you are planning to sit for the CMA Exam: