The CIMA certificate in business accounting is CIMA’s own entry route to the CIMA Professional Qualification. The CIMA qualification is open to everyone, so your entry level will depend on your previous experience. Exemptions can be granted if you hold a relevant degree or professional qualification.

You may be exempted from some or all certificate papers if you have a relevant degree, have completed the AAT Technician stage, or have studied another professional accounting qualification.

Your degree or accounting qualification may also exempt you from some operational and management level papers.