Welcome CMI-Sales Tax Applicants and Candidates

 
Pursuing the CMI Professional Designation - a Mark of Distinction in Sales Taxation

The CMI professional designation is a mark of distinction in sales taxation. Earning the CMI designation is both a personal achievement and a credit to the profession. The CMI designation is more than a mere credential; it is a demonstration of expertise in business sales and use taxation.

Since the beginning of the CMI professional designation program in 1984, over 575 sales tax professionals have earned the CMI designation. Currently there are approximately 880 active CMIs working in the business sales and use tax profession. By becoming a CMI you can add to these numbers and have your professional expertise recognized.

The major requirements for the Sales Tax Professional Designation include membership in the Institute, sales and use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax experience, attainment of prescribed educational requirement, and successful completion of both comprehensive written and oral examinations. In addition, after attaining the Sales Tax designation, certified members are required to continue their professional education by attendance at IPT and other approved educational programs


The CMI-Sales Tax Application and Brochure (available for download below) offer detailed information and instructions that will enable you to progress smoothly through the application process. For some really useful information, see the CMI Candidate FAQ Page.

The Sales Eligibility Checklist provides detailed information on how to calculate the 25 education points requirement when completing your application.

Potential Candidates can access the CMI-S Orientation slide show for a general overview of the program. (Please note: This is the short version that does not contain sample questions. The full version is available with the study materials).

As of March 2014, full attendance at an IPT Value Added Tax Symposium will now count as 3 points towards the 25 education points required for eligibility for CMI Sales Tax Applicants.  Please note that attendance at an IPT VAT Symposium does NOT meet the 2nd IPT Sales and Use Tax program requirement as defined in the brochure.  If you have previously submitted an application and would like to add your attendance at an IPT VAT Symposium to your application, please contact Emily Archer in the IPT office. 

As of November 2016, Sales Tax School II may no longer be challenged to meet the CMI Sales Tax Eligibility Requirements.  Candidates must attend and successfully complete School II to meet the requirement. 

CMI-Sales Tax Exam Schedule & Deadlines

 

Applications are now being accepted for our 2018 CMI-Sales Tax Exams. Potential Candidates are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid missing the (firm) application deadline and thus the opportunity to sit for the exam. 

 

February 2018 Exams


CMI Sales Tax Exams

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Exam Dates:  February 23 - 24, 2018

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the February 2018 Exams is November 27, 2017. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than January 9, 2018. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than January 24, 2018.

 


Exam Preceding 2018 IPT Annual Conference


CMI Sales Tax Exams

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel

Vancouver, BC

Exam Dates:  June 22 - 23, 2018

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the June 2018 Exams is March 23, 2018. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than May 8, 2018. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than May 23, 2018. 



Exam Preceding 2018 Sales Tax Symposium

 

CMI Sales Tax Exams

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort

Indian Wells, California

Exam Dates:  September 28 - 29, 2018

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the September 2018 Exams is June 29, 2018. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than August 14, 2018. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than August 29, 2018. 



 


Further Information


The CMI-Sales Tax Application and Brochure (available for download below) offer detailed information and instructions that will enable you to progress smoothly through the application process. 

 


Exam Preceding 2017 Annual Conference


CMI Sales Tax Exams

The Westin Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Exam Dates:  July 7 - 8, 2017

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the July 2017 Exams is April 7, 2017. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than May 23, 2017. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than June 7, 2017. 

Exam Preceding 2017 Annual Conference


CMI Sales Tax Exams

The Westin Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Exam Dates:  July 7 - 8, 2017

 

Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the July 2017 Exams is April 7, 2017. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than May 23, 2017. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than June 7, 2017.