To attain the FSA designation, a candidate must successfully complete the requirements shown below. Requirements to attain the FSA designation include examinations, e–Learning courses and modules, validation of educational experiences outside the SOA Education system (VEE), a professionalism seminar and the Fellowship Admissions Course.
Fellowship candidates choose a specialty track and complete the requirements of that track (must complete all requirements in a single track). Candidates have flexibility with regard to the order requirements are completed. However, the SOA has established a recommended order for each fellowship track. These recommendations are effective for all exams and modules completed after July 1, 2011. Candidates should be aware that an examination/module may assume familiarity with material that is covered in any requirement that is recommended to come before that examination or module.
Timing of Syllabus Publication
Click on any exam/requirement below to go to its home page and learn about any specific eligibility requirements.
To see the requirements for the ASA designation or CERA credential, click on the appropriate tab. Note that the CERA requirements are a subset of the FSA requirements for the Finance/ERM specialty track.