1. What is CIMA on demand?
CIMA on demand is an online professional development, or CPD, solution that is specifically designed for busy finance and business professionals. It enables you to undertake CPD at a time and place that is convenient for you.
The courses are audio visual presentations, delivered by expert speakers and provide comprehensive coverage of each topic. An extensive range of courses are available each with a running time of up to two hours.
2. What is CPD and why do it?
CPD is a mandatory requirement for all CIMA members as well as members of other professional bodies.
CIMA professional development is the continuing professional development scheme for CIMA members and supports you in your career by helping you identify your future learning needs. All CIMA members and CGMAs are required to undertake CPD and keep a record of their development activities.
For more information please visit: www.cimaglobal.com/CPD
3. What are the CPD requirements?
CIMA members: Unlike other schemes, CIMA doesn't prescribe specific activities or number of units or hours. Instead CIMA's policy gives you the freedom to choose how you are going to develop so you only complete activities that are directly relevant to your role and to your individual development needs.
To comply with CIMA's policy you need to work through the CIMA professional development cycle annually. This will enable you to assess your development needs, select the most appropriate activities and review your progress. You must also keep a record of your activities. For more information please visit: www.cimaglobal.com/CPD
Members of other institutions should refer to the guidance that is provided by your professional body.
Whilst CIMA doesn’t prescribe numbers of hours or units, CPD units are included on the website for each course for members of those professional bodies where CPD hours are required.
4. What is the ‘CPD duration’ included with each course?
These are the number of CPD units available for each course. Whilst CIMA doesn’t prescribe numbers of hours or units, CPD units are included for members of those professional bodies where CPD hours are required.
5. Do I have to be a CIMA member in order to buy CIMA on demand courses?
No, CIMA on demand courses are available to everyone.
6. I’ve bought my courses but how do I view them?
Once you have purchased your course(s), log into CIMA on demand and click on ‘My courses’. You will then be directed to your personal learning plan where you will be able to access all your courses.
7. Can I download and print off a copy of the slides?
Yes you will be able to print off a set of slide handouts which accompany the course(s) you have purchased.
8. How long are courses available for?
Courses are available to view for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be viewed as many times as you wish in those 12 months.
The exception to this is the Business tax update pack which is available for 24 months from the date of purchase.
9. Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, once you have completed a course, a certificate is available for you to print off. This can then be included in your CPD records as evidence of having completed the CIMA on demand course(s).
10. Can I view the course on my smart phone or tablet?
Yes all CIMA on demand courses can be viewed on mobile devices, however we cannot guarantee that they will work on all smart phones and tablets. A wifi or 3G signal is required in order to view the courses, it is not possible to download and watch them offline.
11. Are there particular technical requirements?
The minimum system requirements for viewing CIMA on demand courses are as follows:
Supported desktop (PC or Mac) browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer 8 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
Linux: Firefox 1.x and later
Supported mobile browsers (Android, Windows and iOS):
Windows mobile 10 or later
Android mobile ice cream sandwich (4.0X) or later
iOS 6.0 or later
12. I’m not a CIMA member but am interested in finding out more about studying for the CIMA qualification.
For more information on the CIMA qualifications please visit our website at: www.cimaglobal.com/study-with-us