Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
Requirements to attain the FSA designation include exams, 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, 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.
Click on any exam/requirement below to learn more. To find out what credit you will receive for FSA exams and modules passed prior to July 1, 2013, please see the
Transition Rules for FSA Track Changes Effective July 1, 2013.
To see the
CERA, or current
FSA requirements click on the appropriate tab.
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Take a closer look at the
path to fellowship.
Learn more about the
ASA and CERA Curriculum Changes
effective July 1, 2018.
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