Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Sri Lanka transforms exams to computer-based with Pearson VUE

Mumbai: The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Sri Lanka has entered into an agreement with computer-based testing (CBT) global leader Pearson VUE to transform its exams into computerised form.

CMA, Sri Lanka – the national professional management accounting body incorporated by an act of Parliament in Sri Lanka – provides opportunities for students to undertake professional courses in management accounting at an affordable price.

Through the new agreement with Pearson VUE, the Foundation Programme consisting of five exam papers will be transformed from pencil-and-paper exams to CBT. This means that candidates will initially schedule their exams as per the date fixed by CMA and thereafter on-demand at a time and date of their choice, and sit the exam at a local, highly-secure Pearson VUE test centre in Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Maldives.

The exams now being delivered via CBT are as follows: Management Accounting Fundamentals (MAF), Financial Accounting & Finance Fundamentals (FAF), Fundamentals of Management & Economics (FME), Quantitative Methods for Business (QMB) and Business English I (BE I).

Divyalok Sharma, senior director – client development at Pearson VUE, said: “I am delighted that the CMA’s candidates will now experience far greater convenience as they can now access our network of local test centres whenever they choose instead of travelling to a distant exam hall on one particular day.”

Professor Lakshman R. Watawala, president of CMA, Sri Lanka, said: “The transformation of our exams from pencil-and-paper to computer-based through our new partnership with the biggest name in global assessment delivery will both increase availability of the exams to our candidates and allow even greater levels of customer service and satisfaction.”