Announcement: SOA congratulates the new ASAs and CERAs for May 2022.

Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA)

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.

Note: The SOA has announced changes to the ASA pathway. The second column below shows the new requirements and the effective dates associated with any changes.

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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Pathway Requirements

To see the requirements for the CERA credential or the FSA designation, click on the appropriate tab below.

edu-asa-thumbnail.jpgASA Requirements
(Current)

edu-asa-new-thumbnail.jpgNew ASA Requirements
(See effective dates below)

VEE* Mathematical Statistics

VEE* Mathematical Statistics

VEE* Economics

VEE* Economics

VEE* Accounting and Finance

VEE* Accounting and Finance

Exam P–Probability

Exam P–Probability

Exam FM–Financial Mathematics

Exam FM–Financial Mathematics

 

Pre-Actuarial Foundations Module 

Exam IFM–Investment and Financial Markets

Exam IFM no longer required

Exam LTAM–Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics

Exam FAM–Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics (first offering Oct 2022) and one of

Exam ALTAM–Advanced Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics** (first offering Spring 2023)

or

Exam ASTAM–Advanced Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics** (first offering Spring 2023)

Exam STAM–Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics

Exam SRM-Statistics for Risk Modeling

Exam SRM-Statistics for Risk Modeling

 

Actuarial Science Foundations Module

Exam PA-Predictive Analytics

Exam PA-Predictive Analytics

 

ATPA Assessment-Advanced Topics in Predictive Analytics 

Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP)
e–Learning Course

Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP)
e–Learning Course
(streamlined version available Jan 2022)

Associateship Professionalism Course (APC)

Associateship Professionalism Course (APC)

* Validation by Educational Experience–Candidate must show that subject has been sufficiently covered by university or other coursework.

**A candidate may choose to complete ALTAM or ASTAM. Only one of the two is required for ASA.

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