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Associateship Professionalism Course (APC)

The Associateship Professionalism Course (APC) is part of the requirements for the ASA designation and CERA credential. The Associateship Professionalism Course is one-half day in length. The course covers professionalism, ethics and legal liability and makes extensive use of the case study method.

The SOA Board of Directors has approved the Canadian Institute of Actuaries' (CIA) Professionalism Course as a substitute for the APC. Therefore, Canadian candidates who attend the CIA course are not required take the SOA course. The CIA provides our Registrar with passing candidate data. For more information regarding the CIA course, please visit under calendar of meetings. 



Candidates will be eligible to register for APC courses held after January 1, 2020, if they have received a passing mark on their transcript for the following:

  • Six of the seven preliminary exams, and
  • One of the following elements of FAP:  the Interim Assessment (from before January 1, 2020), the five End-of-Module Assessments from Modules 1-5 (from after January 1, 2020), or the Final Assessment.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the date of receipt of the registration form. Registrations will be accepted on a space-permitted basis. It is recommended that candidates do not make hotel/travel arrangements until they receive an email acknowledging their eligibility to attend the course and instructions to pay for the registration course fees. Candidates will receive an email approximately ten days after receipt of the registration form.

Registration Fee

The Registration fee for the course is USD 625.00

Course Times

Course check–in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Associateship Professionalism Course begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Participants who are absent for more than 10 minutes will be required to repeat the entire course. In making travel arrangements, allow time for possible delays.

Course Materials

Course materials will be distributed at registration.


Business casual attire is appropriate for the program. However, as temperatures in meeting rooms may fluctuate, dressing in layers is suggested.

Cancellation Policy

All enrollment cancellations must be made in writing. Please send a message to in order to obtain a refund of the registration fee, minus a cancellation fee of USD 150.00.

The Society of Actuaries has the right to cancel any of the APC sessions if conditions warrant. In the event of such cancellation, registration fees will be refunded. The Society of Actuaries will not be held liable for any airline or other cancellation fees assessed attendees.

Dates and Locations

2020 APC Registration Information and Applications - Updated 3/20/20 

APC inquiries may be directed to