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
(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.
CMI-Sales Tax Exam Schedule & Deadlines
Applications are now being accepted for our 2015 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.
Exam Preceding 2015 Sales Tax Symposium
CMI Sales Tax Exam
Renaissance Resort and Spa
Indian Wells, California
Exam Dates: September 25 - 26, 2015
Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the September 2015 Exams is June 26, 2015.
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than August 11, 2015.
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than August 26, 2015.
February 2016 Exam
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Exam Dates: February 26 – 27, 2016
Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the
deadline for receipt of applications for the February 2016 Exams is November 30,
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any
needed final requirements no later than January 11, 2016.
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the
examination no later than January 26, 2016.
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.