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The strategy certification for accounting and financial professionals
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The CSCA: What You Will Learn
Creating Competitive Advantage
Strategy Implementation and Performance Evaluation
CSCA Program Details
To sit for the CSCA exam, you must:
- have already passed both CMA exam parts or earned another eligible accounting or finance certification
- pay the CSCA program entry fee
- register to take the exam
To maintain your certification after you pass the exam, you must:
- keep your IMA membership active. CSCAs receive free IMA membership for one year after they pass the exam. After that year expires, you must renew your IMA membership every year in order to maintain your active CSCA status.
- comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice
See the CSCA Handbook for complete information.
CSCA Program Entry and Exam Registration: $600
CSCA Program Entry, Exam Registration and IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®: $1,295
IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®: $695
40 to 75 hours of study suggested, depending on your level of expertise.
CSCA program entry provides two years to pass the exam.
The CSCA is offered via two exam windows per year in March and September.