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The SOA provides exams and education for pursuing actuarial credentials.
The SOA offers a variety of continuing education, from webcasts to live events.
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The SOA provides its members and candidates with a variety of actuarial tools and resources.
The SOA advances actuaries as leaders to measure and manage risk to improve financial outcomes for businesses and the public. Through education and research, the SOA helps its members to serve as leaders of the measurement management of risk.
Requirements to attain the FSA designation include exams, e–Learning courses and modules, a proctored project assessment, 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, which is also reflected in the table below. 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.
To see the
requirements for the ASA designation or the CERA credential, click on the appropriate tab below.
Candidates seeking to attain an FSA must also complete the
ASA requirements. This is typically done in advance of beginning a fellowship track.
Choose a specialty track below and complete the requirements in that column.
All candidates must complete DMAC and FAC. The requirements in each track are listed in
*ERM Module may be taken at any time, but should be taken prior to ERM exam
**May be taken before or at the same time as the previous item
***May be taken at any time