To attain the CERA credential, a candidate must successfully complete the requirements shown below. Requirements include examinations, an e-Learning module, validation of educational experiences outside the SOA Education system (VEE), and a professionalism seminar. In addition, candidates who have the Application for Admission as an Associate approved by the SOA Board of Directors will be granted membership as an ASA.
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 ASA designation or the FSA designation, click on the appropriate tab below.
VEE* Accounting and Finance
VEE* Mathematical Statistics
Exam FM–Financial Mathematics
Exam IFM–Investment and Financial Markets
Exam STAM–Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics
Exam SRM-Statistics for Risk Modeling
Enterprise Risk Management Module
Enterprise Risk Management Exam
Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP) e–Learning Course
Associateship Professionalism Course (APC)
* Validation by Educational Experience - Candidate must show that subject has been sufficiently covered by university or other coursework