Register and Schedule An Appointment for Computer Based Exams (CBT)

Computer Based Testing is a 2-Step Process

Step 1 – Register with SOA

Register for the exam with the Society of Actuaries by the published deadline. (Registration closes at midnight U.S. Central Time.) Online registration is the preferred registration method. It is critical that the name you use for registration matches your first and last name on your valid government issued photo ID. Do not change the spelling. Discrepancies in names may prevent you from testing.

Step 2 – Schedule your appointment with Prometric

After your registration has been processed with the SOA, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement letter by email that includes your unique candidate/eligibility number for this administration. The candidate/eligibility number is NOT activated immediately. Once the number has been activated, the SOA will email you a letter of confirmation. At that time, you should schedule your exam center appointment with Prometric IMMEDIATELY.

NOTE: Make an appointment early!  Candidates who do not make an appointment at a CBT Prometric center upon receiving their confirmation letter may find their local CBT center is filled on the days when the exam is offered.  The latest a candidate can schedule a CBT appointment is 48 hours prior to the start time of the exam on the final day of the testing window. No appointments will be made after that time. No corrections can be made once the 48 hour window has passed.

If you do not receive your letter of confirmation within 10 days of receiving your receipt/acknowledgement letter, please check your “bulk mail” or “junk mail” email folder before contacting SOA Customer Service at +1-888-697-3900.

Schedule Online with Prometric (Preferred Choice)

  • After receiving your confirmation, you may schedule your test appointments by going to: Prometric.com/SOA
  • Select Schedule My Test

The specific exam name is listed below:

For Exam P

  • Probability (English)
  • Probability (English/French in Canada)

For Exam FM

  • Financial Mathematics (English)
  • Financial Mathematics (English/French in Canada)

For Exam IFM

  • Investment and Financial Markets (English)
  • Investment and Financial Markets (English/French in Canada)

For Exam SRM

  • Statistics for Risk Modeling (English)
  • Statistics for Risk Modeling (English/French in Canada)

For Exam STAM

  • Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics (English)
  • Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics (English/French in Canada)

For Exam GIINT

  • Introduction to General Insurance Exam (English)
  • Introduction to General Insurance Exam (English/French in Canada)

For Exam PA

  • Predictive Analytics (English)
  • Predictive Analytics (English/French in Canada)

In Canada, when you view an exam question on the monitor, it will appear in English. There will be a button on the screen to view the same question in French. The PA Exam, when you access the problem statement, the statement will be in English. There will be a button on the screen to view the same statement in French. These bilingual versions are only offered in Canada.

Schedule by Telephone

After receiving your confirmation, you may schedule your test appointments by calling Prometric's Candidate Services Contact Center. You must reference the "SOA/CIA" exam. More information can also be found by going to  Prometric.com/SOA.

C.B.T. Exam Candidates Needing Testing Accommodations

Only candidates who have already received approval for testing accommodations from the SOA Office may schedule an appointment with Prometric that includes testing accommodations. Please contact  Testing Accommodations or visit the  Testing Accommodations home page for further information.