Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA)

To attain the ASA designation, one pathway is for a candidate to successfully complete the requirements shown below, and have the Application for Admission as an Associate approved by the SOA Board of Directors. Requirements include examinations, an e-Learning course, validation of educational experiences outside the SOA Education system (VEE), and a professionalism seminar.

Candidates have flexibility with regard to the order requirements are completed. 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 CERA credential, an alternative pathway to the ASA designation, or the FSA designation, click on the appropriate tab.

Learn more about the ASA, CERA and FSA Curriculum Changes.  


* Validation by Educational Experience–Candidate must show that subject has been sufficiently covered by university or other coursework.

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