CIMA Entry Requirements

CIMA Exemptions and Entry Requirements

CIMA qualifications are open to everyone, but your entry level will depend on your previous experience. The syllabus builds step-by-step, and you will develop your knowledge and skills as you progress through the qualification.

CIMA course exemptions

You may previously have passed exams which entitle you to exemptions from some of the CIMA exams.

You can expect to receive exemptions if you hold a relevant degree or a relevant professional qualification. For example, AAT membership offers exemption from the whole Certificate level.

We advise you to check your starting point with CIMA, so that you can obtain written confirmation of your exemption status. Contact us today and we will explain you the process to follow.

Want to speak to a programme advisor?

We provide one-to-one advice on weekdays from 9am until 6pm. We will be happy to see you at these times at our Holborn campus. Alternatively, call us on 0207 823 2303 during these hours.

Important Information, Terms & Conditions

*LSBF Pass 1st Time Guarantee™ ensures that in the event of failure in the paper, you will be able to attend a free re-sit course (for FULL-TIME students), or a free revision class (for PART-TIME students) at the next available sitting at no extra cost. Please note that the revision course will cover the failed paper and cannot be used for any other papers.

For further information please see Terms & Conditions


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