Through our association with CIMA, SAIBA members can become Chartered Management Accountants.
CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants, recognised as a professional body in South Africa and engaged in providing educational support to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom) in respect of its members in Africa.
CIMA and SAIBA have established a mutual support agreement and have developed a membership pathway to offer SAIBA members easy access to step into their CIMA learning experience, allowing SAIBA members to become Chartered Management Accountants.
Specifically, the agreement provides for the following benefits for members:
CIMA has granted exemptions available to different SAIBA membership levels, based on a holistic review of entry requirements, competency frameworks and CPD.
Similarly, SAIBA offer CIMA learners support and accreditation through our designations.
CIMA levels match perfectly with SAIBA’s exclusive designations.
The exemptions are paired together according to eligibility:
BA (SA) + Operational Level
BA (SA) designation holders will begin at the operational level objective tests, leaving them with a requirement of 12 exams to obtain a CIMA qualification.
A CIMA operational level will automatically qualify for a BA (SA) designation, after a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has been completed.
CBA (SA) or BAP (SA) + Operational Level
CBA (SA) and BAP (SA) members will step into the operational level case study, leaving them with a requirement of 12 exams to obtain a CIMA qualification.
CFO (SA) + Strategic Level
CFO (SA) members will enter into the professional gateway, CIMA Strategic level, leaving them with a requirement of 4 exams to obtain a CIMA qualification.
CIMA Strategic Level student can apply for SAIBA CFO (SA) designation, with added recognition obtained from this partnership. Designation qualification is dependent on years’ experience and committee interviews. CIMA students are also eligible to apply for one of the many SAIBA designations.
- Recognition of Continued Professional Education (CPE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- CPD activities of CIMA and SAIBA are now available to members of both organisations
- Technical support: Both parties agree to make available and provide access to technical resources including: Access to newsletters and magazines; Use of articles from publications in the manner and form as specified by each party; Distribution of technical newsletters or parts thereof to the member base of the respective parties
- Access to member forums: Members will be allowed to attend CIMA or SAIBA member forums