CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of Management Accountants with a unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects producing competent and confident Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) who can lead their
organisations to sustainable success.
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New to CIMA?
WHERE DO I START?
Do I meet the minimum entry requirements?
YOU DO! No entry requirements or prior education is needed
Can I claim any CIMA credits/exemptions for my previous studies? YES! If you have a relevant degree or qualification but this
NB: Colleges are not
More info? Click here
How about if I have an MBA Degree, ACCA, CPA or CA(SA)?
You can either claim exemption from the 5 certificate level subjects and E1 - Organisational Management at the operational level or you can automatically gain advanced entry via the CIMA Gateway Assessment exam.
More info? Click here
How do I register to become a CIMA student and to take exams?
It’s very easy! To register as a CIMA student first time,
To take your CIMA exams, you will need to register with any
Pearson Vue Authorised Test Centre. All CharterQuest Campuses
are Pearson Vue Authorised Test Centers so you can simply click here and go to Book PC Exams and register to write your exams with us. It will also point to dates available and prices per booking.
What study options are available to study with CharterQuest?
You can study your CIMA with us parttime, fulltime, evening, weekend or home study as defined in our study options section. Please also review our fees & timetables section.
How do I
Once you have confirmed your study option and the semester you wish to begin your studies (even if you are yet to
CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of Management Accountants. CIMA members are qualified to work across an
WHY STUDY CIMA?
recognisedin South Africa and globally
- Combine finance and strategic business management skills
- Demonstrate ethics and professionalism
- Boost your employability and/or earning potential
THE CIMA QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE
Frequently Asked Questions
What Qualification should I have to start CIMA?
There are no specific requirements to study CIMA, as long as you are competent in English and Mathematics you qualify to start studying CIMA. To find more information on how to go about the process of becoming a CIMA student, kindly click here
How long does it take to complete CIMA?
It all depends on an individual and the package that the student has selected but on average, students complete the CIMA qualification in 2-5 years.
Is there anyone I can come see to take me through all the courses that you offer and the registration process?
Yes we have student advisors at all our campuses you can always come in and be assisted alternatively you can call us on 011 234 9223 or book an appointment on firstname.lastname@example.org
When registered with CIMA do I pay you or CIMA?
One way or the other it is still the same, you can pay all fees payable to CIMA (remittance fees) then we will remit them to CIMA on your behalf,
What NQF level is CIMA?
The CIMA qualification is equally a fully SAQA-registered Professional Qualification in South Africa at NQF Level 8 equivalent to an Honours degree or a Post Graduate Diploma.
Is CharterQuest registered?
We are a SAQA/FASSET-registered and accredited college that works with and is approved by CIMA to provide structured tuition and practical work experience in South Africa for these qualifications. Kindly refer to the following page About CQ for our accreditations
Is CIMA an international qualification or local?
Yes the CIMA qualification is an international qualification and it is globally
What are the benefits of enrolling with CharterQuest?
We are a CIMA premium learning partner, please click here to know more about CharteQuest and the benefits of enrolling with us.
How good are CharterQuest lecturers?
We have award-winning CIMA qualified tutors who teach exclusively. Click here to find out more about our lecturers.
How do I get to your campuses (directions)?
We have three campuses. Kindly click here to get our addresses and map directions to all our campuses.
I would like to study CIMA and I have no idea on where to start. Can you please provide me with more information?
Please visit our "New to CIMA" page for a step by step guide.
What’s the registration process with your institution?
Our registration process is done online here. Top right corner click “Free Quotes and Bookings” and follow the steps given, and receive a pro-forma invoice instantly.
I have registered with CIMA. How do I go about registering for classes with CharterQuest?
It is very simple. To register and
What are the CIMA remittance fees and what is the importance of paying them?
- The remittances are all fees payable to CIMA like your registration fees, annual subscription, exam fees etc., therefore you will need to pay the registration fees in order to be fully registered with CIMA and write exams.
- Failure to pay the remittance fees will result in your account with CIMA to lapse and you will not have access to taking any CIMA exams.
- Please note: If you choose to pay the remittance fees to CIMA then you do not have to include them on the CharterQuest invoice but if you decide to pay them through us then you will need to have included them on your invoice and we shall remit them to CIMA on your behalf.
I got a quote online and would like to register and
enrol, how do I go about it?
If there’s nothing you would like us to amend on your quotation kindly click the link on page two (2) of your quotation to
What happens if I’m the only student registered for a module?
You will be provided with all the necessary support, such as attending class and taking up all our internal progress tests and mock. In the event that the class that you registered for has more students another campus then you will be asked to join the class and get
My company will be sponsoring my studies and I will need a tax invoice, please assist?
You can simply get a tax invoice online by clicking here and follow the process therein, you will need to pay close attention to detail so that you are able to select the tax invoice option.
How does the Master’s Gateway route work?
CIMA has developed an accelerated route into the CIMA professional qualification for MBA or
I would like to register and
enrol for the Gateway route how do I go about it?
I currently hold other relevant professional qualification. Can I get exempted?
Colleges are not
I am in a process of completing my BCom degree and would like to start CIMA ASAP please advise on which level should I apply for?
To know which level you are ought to start at kindly click here to find out about how the exemptions process work and then apply. Kindly note your exemptions can only be confirmed by CIMA.
What type of CIMA classes do you offer at your institution
We have flexible study options where you can choose to attend part time, Evenings, Weekends, Full time, Day time, Revision, and Distance learning known as our home study package.
I would like to study CIMA through CharterQuest but the fees are too high.
Please can you advise on the best options?
- We have special offers such as getting up to 16% discount, with just 20% deposit of your overall invoice fee that gets you started including CIMA remittances, and up to 6 months instalmentpay plan.
- You can even take 1 module per semester and choose the above option plan to settle your fees.
I have taken up all modules at once but
its straining me. Is it possible if I can defer some of the other modules to the next semester if so what are the terms and conditions?
You can postpone a course for up to two semesters ONLY unless the course does not run during the next two semesters where further postponement can be allowed.
I would like to prepare for my Case study exam seating, does CharterQuest offer any preparation classes?
We provide both tuition and revision classes for all case study levels. Kindly click here to find out more about our Case Study course package fees and timetables.
I would like to get assistance with your course package and fees?
Why don’t you have Certificate classes
in other campuses?
The students who had enrolled had not met the minimum required number to run a class for that semester. However, all students that have enrolled are moved to Join the Sandton class.
Does CharterQuest have payment option plan or the fee balance needs to be settled in a specific period of time?
When does your intake/registration close?
Registration is always open however we always encourage our students to confirm their enrolment a week before their class starts so that they get their study materials on time.
What would you consider to be helpful between taking classes and distance learning?
We provide quality tuition for both options and also our internal progress tests and mocks
I don’t want to sign the debit order mandate as I will settle my account before
due date please advise?
The debit order is mandatory as long as you have not settled the full amount, should you settle your account before the debit order date then our accounts department will cancel your debit order and the interest will fall off. For more information about debit orders kindly send an email to email@example.com
How are your class structured?
Our class structures vary according to study packages. Kindly refer to our Study Options section to see how our classes are structured.
How are the classes structured in all your campuses?
How do I book for my CIMA exams?
You can simply book by clicking here for any of your OT exams and you will receive a confirmation within seconds
How do I book CIMA exam and where do I do the payment?
What document should I come with when writing the CIMA exam?
What are the prices for your CBA exam seating and what are the times available?
I have paid my exam fees already when I was enrolling, do you book for my exam as well?
NB: CharterQuest will only remit your exam fees upon your exam booking on the
Do you have past papers that one can use to revise from home?
Do I need to book with CIMA for the Case Study exam first or do I need to book directly with you?
I would like to purchase study materials please send me a quote or Invoice?
To get a quote or an invoice kindly visit CharterBooks and follow the process therein and a bookstore purchase order invoice will be sent to you and you will be notified within 2-3 working days to
Does CharterQuest deliver books, if yes what are the prices for the courier?
Are the course fees inclusive of study materials and after how long will I receive them?
- All our study packages/options are inclusive of study materials in which you will be notified within 9 working days or less to
comecollect your study materials upon confirmation of payment.
- In the event that you have your own study
materialsyou get 3% discount.
Can I buy books at
campus and have them same time if not how long does delivery take?
I am an international student please provide me with all necessary information that will be required from me so that I can be registered
Kindly refer to the International Students page that will provide you with all the information you will need to know about our international students.
Does CharterQuest provide accommodation for international students or distance learning students?
Do you provide study groups or sessions where students come together to study?
Currently no, we do not have any interactive sessions however we have a LinkedIn page “The CQ Alumni Network” the place where you can connect with classmates and network with fellow CGMAs, CIMAs, CA (SA), CFAs etc with whom you share CharterQuest as your Alma mater. Please click here to find more information on how it works and be part of the network
Does CharterQuest offer Job opportunities?
We have CharterConnect, a free-subscription member-based online portal that networks entry-level to fully qualified Accounting and Finance related professionals, and connects them to recruiters and potential employers, to facilitate job placements and their career development. Visit CharterConnect to find more information.
How can CharterQuest assist with CIMA’s Practical Experience?
When is your next open day?
We have open days every semester to get details on the dates and places in which it will take place kindly visit our events page.