In January this year I have posted some info about CCMA prerequisites. I have mentioned there that CCMSE was a new requirement before taking CCMA certification.
This information was based on official Check Point statement of that time. Since then some things changed. In particular, Check Point lifted CCMSE prerequisite.
For the record, you do not have to have active CCMSE status to start CCMA certification. It is back to the way it was originally designed.