To attain the ASA designation a candidate must successfully complete the requirements shown below, and have the Application for Admission as an Associate approved by the SOA Board of Directors. Requirements include examinations, an e-Learning course, a proctored project assessment, validation of educational experiences outside the SOA Education system (VEE), and a professionalism seminar.
Candidates have flexibility with regard to the order requirements are completed. Click on any exam/requirement below to go to its home page and learn about any specific eligibility requirements.
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VEE* Mathematical Statistics
VEE* Accounting and Finance
Exam FM–Financial Mathematics
Exam IFM–Investment and Financial Markets
Exam LTAM–Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics
Exam STAM–Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics
Exam SRM-Statistics for Risk Modeling
Exam PA-Predictive Analytics
Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP) e–Learning Course
Associateship Professionalism Course (APC)
* Validation by Educational Experience–Candidate must show that subject has been sufficiently covered by university or other coursework.