International Examination Fee Discount Program

General Information

The Society of Actuaries Board of Directors is pleased to offer a measure designed to provide financial relief to eligible candidates of qualified countries. This program began in January 2001. The current program details are described below:

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

  1. The candidate must currently reside in a qualified country. Residents of the U.S. and Canada are not eligible.  As an example, residents of China who study in the U.S. or Canada are NOT eligible to apply or utilize the discount program.
  2. The candidate will lose eligibility upon leaving the country.
  3. Candidates must write their examinations within a qualified country.  If a candidate sits for an examination at an examination center in the U.S., Canada, or any other ineligible country, additional fees will be assessed to bring the amount paid to full fee.
  4. The candidate must adhere to all stated requirements for the examination.
  5. The candidate will permanently lose eligibility for the discount program if examination discipline penalties are imposed.

Eligible candidates will see applicable discounted rates when registering for an exam via our online registration system.

Standard registration rates apply to all candidates for the FAP modules, FAP Interim Assessment and the FAP Final Assessment, as well as all FSA modules. Standard registration rates also apply to the Associateship Professionalism Course (APC) and the Fellowship Admissions Course (FAC). No discounts will be applied.

Discount Program Qualified Countries

Note: Examination centers are not established in all qualified countries. Also, the accessibility of examination services in the following countries is contingent upon the availability of secure and reasonable shipping methods: Algeria, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire; Iraq; Kyrgyz; Lao PDR; and Tajikistan.

Candidates may direct questions to SOA Customer Service at  customerservice@soa.org.


  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (excluding Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao PDR
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia FYR
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • West Bank & Gaza
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe