The Cost of Taking the CMA Exam: A Fixed Cost or Variable Cost?

Candidates frequently ask us for the total cost of becoming a CMA including both study materials and exam fees. This is an important question not only for budgeting purposes, but it is also an important consideration when choosing your study materials or classroom provider.

For every provider except HOCK, the total cost of becoming a CMA is a variable cost, and here’s why:

  1. Many CMA providers limit the amount of time you have access to materials and/or support, so if you take too long to study you will have to pay for the materials again.
  2. Every attempt at the exam costs $415, so if you do not pass on your first attempt your cost will increase.

On the other hand, with the Guarantees that you can get only from HOCK you can budget a fixed cost for becoming a CMA.

  1. Because your access to HOCK materials, updates, and support does not expire, you only need purchase materials from HOCK once regardless of whether it takes you 6 months or 6 years to complete your exams.
  2. With HOCK’s exclusive “You Pass or We Pay” Guarantee, you do not bear the risk of having to pay to take the exam a second time. If you follow our study plan and fail the actual exam, HOCK will pay the registration fee (currently $415) for you to take the exam again.

In other words, we are so confident in our materials that we shift the risk of failure onto us. So rather than worrying about how much becoming a CMA is going to cost, when you choose HOCK international as your study partner you can turn the cost of becoming a CMA into a fixed cost.

Learn more about our CMA Complete materials with “You Pass Or We Pay” Guarantee and start studying today. We look forward to helping you achieve your CMA!

Brian Hock, CMA, CIA