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Exam & Requirements

Exams and Requirements

Experience an interactive, Flash–based guide through the SOA's Education requirements.

Learn everything you need to know about attaining the ASA and FSA designations and the CERA credential.

Syllabus information, registration details and more can be found on the exam/requirement home pages.

 

Associate of the Society of Actuaries Associate of the Society of Actuaries–Requirements

An Associate of the Society of Actuaries has demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental concepts and techniques for modeling and managing risk. The Associate has also learned the basic methods of applying those concepts and techniques to common problems involving uncertain future events, especially those with financial implications. The Associate has also completed a professionalism course covering the professional code of conduct and the importance of adherence to recognized standards of practice. Associates who have been members of the SOA for five or more years may also vote in Society of Actuaries elections.

 
Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst–Requirements

A Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) of the Society of Actuaries has demonstrated knowledge in the identification, measurement and management of risk within risk–bearing enterprises. The CERA has also completed a professionalism course covering the professional code of conduct and the importance of adherence to recognized standards of practice. CERAs who have the Application for Admission as an Associate approved by the SOA Board of Directors will be granted membership as an Associate.

 
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries Fellow of the Society of Actuaries–Requirements

Has demonstrated a knowledge of the business environments within which financial decisions concerning pensions, life insurance, health insurance, and investments are made including the application of mathematical concepts and other techniques to the various areas of actuarial practice. The Fellow has further demonstrated an in–depth knowledge of the application of appropriate techniques to a specific area of actuarial practice. Fellows may vote in Society of Actuaries elections.