Timing for candidates seeking to attain an ASA or CERA prior to July 1, 2018 transition

Candidates seeking to earn an ASA or CERA under the current requirements, must complete/pass all requirements prior to July 1, 2018 AND their name must appear on the June 2018 (or earlier) list of new ASAs or CERAs. This will require careful planning on the part of candidates.

The table below shows the dates by which each component must be completed/passed in time to be applied to the current requirements and earn an ASA or CERA prior to the July 2018 transition. The SOA will not make exceptions to the deadlines listed.

Note: Components completed/passed after the deadline dates below, but prior to July 1, 2018, will still earn transition credit for new components, even though they cannot be used to obtain an ASA or CERA under the current requirements.


Course/Requirement DATE
Last date to submit VEE courses for approval February 16, 2018
Last date to submit VEE candidate credit applications April 27, 2018
Last exam administration to take Exam P March 2018
Last exam administration to take Exam FM April 2018
Last exam administration to take Exam MFE March 2018
Last exam administration to take Exam MLC Fall 2017
Last exam administration to take Exam C February 2018
Last date to submit FAP End-of-Module Exercises and FAP Final Assessment * March 30, 2018
Last month to attend APC May 2018
Last date to submit Application for Associateship June 8, 2018
Last exam administration to take Exam ERM (for CERA only) Fall 2017
Last date to submit ERM Module End-of-Module Exercise (for CERA only) March 30, 2018

More information is available on the ASA/CERA Changes website.

*Modules 1-5 and/or the Interim Assessment (IA) may be among the final components for some conversion and/or waiver candidates. However, in most cases Modules 1-8 and the IA are prerequisites of the Final Assessment (FA) and would need to be completed prior to the FA.


Posted January 18, 2017