In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of the state exam. DORA is evaluating the request including sitting for the exam to assess the content. Whether DORA decides to authorize the CMCA exam as an alternative is not a given. So, my characterization of “almost official” may have been an overreach. Therefore, we recommend that managers continue planning to take the entire exam until further information becomes available.