Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) Program Fees

Enrollment in the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) program requires a one-time enrollment fee for the CIMA program application.

$600 for current members (includes application fee, background check and certification exam fee)

$995 to become a member (includes one-year membership, application fee, background check and certification exam fee)

$1,095 for non-members (includes application fee, background check and certification exam fee)

Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) Retake Fees

All prices/fees are paid in U.S. dollars. Always consult the Investments and Wealth Institute website for the latest, official fee rates and refund policies.

  • Certification Exam Retake Fee: $225 members, $325 nonmembers

Total CIMA Investment (and Why the Credential is Worth It)

According to the Investments and Wealth Institute, the total investment to obtain the CIMA designation—including all fees, executive education and exam prep—ranges from $5,500 to $9,000. This is a sizable investment, but consider the potential for return on your investment based on these figures from the Investments and Wealth Institute:

  • $380k average earnings
  • $297 million average AUM
  • 75% client wallet share

CIMA-certified advisors also report increased confidence, competence, and compensation compared to other financial advisors. 

Get more info on the value of CIMA here, and then follow our step-by-step guide to applying and meeting the requirements to obtain the CIMA designation.