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CIMA FLP: It's back in South Africa

Updated: May 25, 2023


Yeah, it's back baby!

Many of you were in shock and distress at the announcement over a month ago that CIMA's Finance Leadership Program (FLP) had been suspended in South Africa. But the good news is that the wait is finally over, and FLP is back in action! 🎉🎉

What is CIMA's FLP?

FLP is a subscription-based model that offers a streamlined approach to achieving the CIMA qualification. With FLP, you only need to complete three Case Study Exams, which does away with the traditional nine Objective Tests. This means that you can focus on mastering the practical application of knowledge to real-world business scenarios.

Why was the program suspended?

On the 1st of March 2023 SAQA requested the suspension of the sale of CIMA's Finance Leadership Program in South Africa pending an investigation. There is not much information around the motivation for the suspension.

For about six weeks, the sales of FLP were suspended in South Africa while SAQA investigated the FLP route. But the results are finally out, and we can now resume our journey towards achieving our career aspirations.

How can I help you?

If you are interested in pursuing FLP, I recommend purchasing from a registered tuition provider that offers additional local support. I work with different tuition schools and try and get the best deals for CIMA SA Support Facebook Group. You can sign up here for support to this free service to you.

FLP is an excellent opportunity for those who are looking to advance their careers in finance leadership. If you want to speak to someone to give you more guidance on the matter you can email me at

I wish you all the best on your career journey and hope to hear from you soon. .

Yours in Accounting, Lucille ❀

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