CIMA® Central

Helping CIMA certificants meet their CIMA certification CE obligation


CIMA Central is a resource exclusively for Certified Investment Management Analyst® certificants in Australia and New Zealand. It is part of PortfolioConstruction Forum's commitment as IMCA australia’s strategic partner in the management and delivery of Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification and member continuing education services. 

CIMA certificant recertification obligations           How does CIMA Central help?           Earn CE live           Earn CE online

CIMA certificant recertification obligations

CIMA certificants must renew their certification every two years, following initial certification. You must:

  • complete and report a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education (CE) credit, including two ethics hours;

  • pay the Certification Renewal Fee;

  • complete a compliance disclosure;

  • confirm continued adherence to the Code of Professional Responsibility, and Rules and Guidelines for Use of the Marks; and,

  • disclose any regulatory actions or complaints.

Check your progress on your MyIMCA account

How does CIMA Central help?

CIMA Central helps CIMA certificants meet the first recertification requirement - completing and reporting a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education credit including two ethics hours.  At first, that may seem onerous, especially in light of the other CE/CPD hours required by other entities. However, there are ample opportunities to earn enough CE hours to more than meet your 40-hour CIMA certification obligation.

CIMA Central provides you with complimentary access to the online Forum CIMA CE Library through which you can earn CE hours that go towards meeting your 40-hour CE requirement.

CIMA Central also identifies the many live programs, courses and events that are assessed and accredited by the Forum for CE hours, including on behalf of IMCA International for CE hours for CIMA certificants. 

CE hours you earn via the online Forum CIMA CE Library and the many live programs, courses and events accredited by the Forum are logged and tracked for you on your Forum MyCE record. The Forum then reports the CE hours to IMCA International on your behalf so they appear in your MyIMCA record (usually within two to three business days).

And, the CE hours you earn to meet your obligation as a CIMA certificant can also be used to meet the CE/CPD requirements of 15 regulators, associations, institutes and designations, including your ASIC RG104/105/146 CE obligations.

Earn CE hours - online

CIMA certificants can earn CE online - at no cost and any time 24/7 - using the Forum CIMA CE Library. Available exclusively to CIMA certificants, the Forum CIMA CE Library contains sessions you can "attend" online at a time that suits you. We add to the Library regularly and our aim is for it to provide at least 20 hours of CE content for CIMA certificants by 30 September 2017.         

Go to the Forum CIMA CE Library

IMCA also offers a range of continuing education broadcasts, each approved for one hour of IMCA CE credit.

Go to IMCA's CE broadcast library

Earn CE hours - live

Accredited live programs/events

To further make meeting your CE obligation as efficient and effective as possible, the Forum assesses and accredits many live programs and events for CE hours, including on behalf of IMCA International for CIMA certificants.

- PortfolioConstruction Forum programs
   - Strategies Conference (23-24 Aug 2017)
   - Research Roundtable (Apr, Jul, Oct, Dec)
   - Markets Summit (13 Feb 2018)
   - Finology Summit (14 Feb 2018)

- UTS/PortfolioConstruction Forum Investment Management Research Program events
   - IMR Program Conference (28-29 Sep 2017)
   - IMR Program Workshop (12 Apr 2018)

- IMCA Australia events
   - Seminar series (monthly, Feb to Nov)
   - Annual Conference (19-20 Sep 2017)

- Conexus Financial events
   - Fixed Income, Cash & Currency Forum (25-26 Jul 2017)
   - Equities Summit (12 Sep 2017)
   - Absolute Returns Conference (14 Sep 2017)
   - Research Forum (6 Dec 2017)
   - Fiduciary Investors Symposium (various dates)

Other live events

You can also self report your attendance at other events. To do so, you need to complete a CE Submittal Form and send it to IMCA International for review. Before doing so, check that content and format meets IMCA International's requirements (as outlined on the CE Submittal Form). Submissions are audited by IMCA International upon receipt and you are notified by email of how many CIMA CE hours have been accredited to you.  Self reported CE hours will then appear in your MyIMCA record (but not your Forum MyCE record).



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