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The CIMA Operational level (CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting) is the 1st level of the CIMA Professional Qualification and it consist of three subject areas or three Objective Test Subjects and a Case Study. The 3 Objective Tests Subjects are

  • E1: Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • P1: Management Accounting
  • F1: Financial Reporting

CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting Exams

The CIMA E1, F1 and P1 exams can be sat in any order but you may only sit for the case study exam after passing all these 3 OT modules. We recommend Students to take E1 & F1 1st and then P1 in the following semester. Upon passing all the 4 exams ie CIMA E1, F1, P1 & Case Study, a student will be awarded a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting which is SAQA and QCTO registered at NQF level 6. The student will also be awarded with the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting part-qualified designatory letters ‘CIMA Dip MA’ and then qualify to proceed to the Management Level.

CIMA Finance Leadership (FLP) Programme

If you opt for the CIMA Finance Leadership Programme (CIMA FLP) then you will not sit for the OT exams but rather be assessed continuously while you learn (instead of taking objective tests). This means you will then only sit for and pass the CIMA Operational Case Study Exam to be awarded a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting. For more information about the CIMA Finance Leadership (CIMA FLP) Programme email cima@contemporarytraining.co.za

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Why Study CIMA Operational Level

If you are starting out in business or you are already working, but you need doors opened for you to the middle management space, CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting is the qualification that will open the doors for you. Whether you already work in business and want a professional qualification to help you progress, or you have no business or finance background and want to make a change, studying CIMA could be the best career decision you can ever make.

CIMA Operational Level Registration

You need either the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, a relevant Degree/ Diploma/ Work Experience/ a Professional Qualification to be able to register for the CIMA Professional Qualification.  This means when wanting to register to study the full CIMA Qualification or any of its part qualifications, the first step is to check the exemptions you are eligible to apply for as this will determine your registration route and the level at which you may commence your CIMA Studies at.

We can assist you with the CIMA Student Registration process, free of charge. To get started with your CIMA studies – just send the following documents with a request for CIMA registration/ to cima@contemporarytraining.co.za Documents needed are your ID copy, all your certificates including transcripts, your address and your phone number. Alternatively, you may register as a CIMA student on your own via this link:

CIMA Registration will need to be confirmed by payment of the CIMA Registration fee which we will include on your invoice unless you indicate that you will pay it separately using other methods. CIMA Exemptions are only confirmed to students who would have paid the registration fees – this means the CIMA registration fee will need to be settled as soon as possible before or during exemptions application.

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CIMA Exemptions

CIMA awards exemptions based on either your qualification or your work experience. We can assist you with checking for CIMA Exemptions free of charge. To get to know the CIMA Exemptions you are eligible to apply for and hence the CIMA level at which you may commence your CIMA studies – just send the following documents with a request for CIMA exemptions check/ to cima@contemporarytraining.co.za Documents needed are all your certificates including transcripts and/or CV. Alternatively, you can check for the exemptions you are eligible to apply for on your own via this link:

Where To Study CIMA

Contemporary Training is the place to study CIMA in South Africa and Africa. As a registered CIMA Tuition Provider, we offer CIMA Exam Preparation Tuition Classes – 4 semesters a year. A semester is generally 3 months long. Contemporary Training, CIMA Tuition & Exam Preparation Class Sessions will enable you to fully prepare, pass your CIMA exams and progress through the CIMA professional qualification faster. You may enrol with us through the CIMA Finance Leadership Programme anytime throughout the year. Enhance your career and enrich your life by enrolling with us.

CIMA Tuition Classes

Our CIMA Tuition Classes are a full Exam preparation package where you will be imparted with all the knowledge, competencies and techniques which will enable you to pass your CIMA Operational level Exams. Below is a schedule of our CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting Classes.

September 2022 

 November 2022 Case Study Exam Prep

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For more information about our classes and study options please email: cima@contemporarytraining.co.za WhatsApp/ Call 0115686594

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