Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) Exam Testing Centers

The CIMA Certification exam is a computer-based examination offered at local Pearson Vue testing centers.

Find a Test Center location for the CIMA Exam here.

CIMA Exam Testing Center Policies

Admission & Departure Policy

You must present two forms of identification to be admitted into the CIMA exam testing center. The primary form must be government issued, current and include your name, signature, and photograph such as your driver’s license with photograph; state identification card with photograph; passport; military identification card with photograph.

TIP: Be sure to arrive early to complete check-in. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled testing time.

You are allowed to take breaks during the exam, however, you will not be granted additional time to make up for lost time during breaks.

Early departure is not permitted.

Personal Belongings Policy 

No personal items should be brought to the CIMA exam testing center. Only wallets and keys are permitted. Your CIMA exam testing center will have a designated soft locker in the testing room to store your wallet and keys. If you bring items that do not fit in the soft locker, you will not be able to test. Coats and jackets must be left outside the testing room.

The following items are NOT permitted in the testing room, except securely locked in the soft locker provided:

  • Watches
  • Hats
  • Wallets
  • Keys

The following items are NOT permitted in the testing room:

  • Food or drinks
  • Baggage of any kind
  • Study materials, including notes, papers, textbooks, or study guides
  • Scratch paper, value tables or calculator manuals
  • Highlighters, correction fluid/tape or rulers
  • Knives of any kind, including ones used as pencil sharpeners
  • Mobile phones, pagers, cameras, headsets, laptops, tablets, smart watches or any Bluetooth®-enabled device
  • Any type of desk clock or timer

If proctors observe unpermitted items in the testing room after the exam has started, you will be dismissed from the examination.

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