In its capacity as an accreditation body, CMA Ontario currently receives upwards of 1,000 applications per year from candidates eager to secure the Certified Management Accountant designation. At present, CMA Ontario uses a paper-based system to collect candidate education and experience and subsequently vets the level of competency achieved.
The current process has a number of challenges. Candidates find the paper form time consuming and difficult to interpret and complete. There is very little uniformity from candidate to candidate in their experiential responses vis à vis the CMA competencies, and as a result assessors have difficulty validating the information provided.
CMA Ontario contracted HRSG to secure help in moving to an on-line submission model for candidates' applications thus streamlining the process, improving the consistency and transparency of the adjudication process and making the on-line application more easily understood by the candidates.
The project involves adapting the capabilities of the HRSG i-SkillSuite software to automate the candidate application and assessor validation processes. It also entails the development of behavioural indicators for each the 10 CMA competencies based on a four-level proficiency scale consistent with the existing CMA framework.
Assessors at CMA Ontario are looking forward to greater consistency in candidate responses, reduced time in determining the proficiency level of candidates and a faster turn-around time for delivering results to a large applicant pool.
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