Fast Track Entry Route (FTER) for Academic and Professional Qualification Holders

The candidates who have obtained 12-year, 14-year and 16-year academic qualifications from recognized board/ university and passed equivalent courses or have professional certifications from IFAC members’ bodies may apply for assessment under the fast track entry route to get CMA qualification:

Fast Track Entry Route (FTER) for Academic Qualification Holders

12-Year Education
Intermediate (19 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
A – Levels (16 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
14-Year Education
B.Com/ BBA /BS (14 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (17 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Engg) (18 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) (18 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (18 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
16-Year Education
BBA Hons./MBA/M.Com / BS (12 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Master of Public Administration (MPA) (15 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) (17 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Master of Arts (MA) (17 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Master of Laws (LLM) (18 Courses + CGE + Capstone)
Master of Computer Science (MCS) (18 Courses + CGE + Capstone)

  • Other equivalent academic qualifications which are not included in the above list may also apply for assessment
  • Post examination trainings are compulsory for all the qualification holders.

Fast Track Entry Route (FTER) for Professional Certification Holders

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK)
ACMA: (LLGE: Local Laws Gateway Exam + Strategic Risk Management + PMGE: Professional Module Gateway Exam)
FCMA: (LLGE: Local Laws Gateway Exam + PMGE: Professional Module Gateway Exam)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICA Pakistan)
(07 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA Pakistan)
(12 Courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK)
(8 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)

Note: Exemption in G5-Business Taxation for ACCA-UK subject to passing F6 Taxation Pakistan Variant

Fast Track Entry Routes (FTER) for Partly Qualified Students of Professional Accounting Bodies

I. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK)
a. Obtained Certificate in Business Accounting and Operational Level
(13 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
b. Obtained Certificate in Business Accounting, Operational and Management Levels
(10 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
c. Obtained Certificate in Business Accounting, Operational, Management and Strategic Levels
(07 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
II. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICA Pakistan)
a. Obtained Certificate in Assessment of Fundamental Competencies Level (AFC)
(18 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
b. Obtained Certificate in Assessment of Fundamental Competencies Level (AFC) and Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF)
(14 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
c. Obtained Certificate in Assessment of Fundamental Competencies Level (AFC), Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF) and Certified Finance and Accounting Professional (CFAP)
(08 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
III. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK)
a. Obtained Certificate of Fundamentals Level
(16 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)
b. Obtained Certificate of Fundamentals & Professional Levels
(12 courses + Post Examination Trainings + CGE + Capstone)

Note: Exemption in G5-Business Taxation for ACCA-UK subject to passing F6 Taxation Pakistan Variant

  • Other professional certification holders (IFAC members’ bodies) may be considered for assessment subject the approval of competent authority.
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