To attain the CERA credential, a candidate must successfully complete the requirements shown below. In addition, candidates who have the Application for Admission as an Associate approved by the SOA Board of Directors will be granted membership as an ASA. Requirements include examinations, an e-Learning module, 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.
Already an FSA or ASA and considering a CERA credential? Learn how.
Earn a CERA while on the pathway to FSA
To see the alternative pathway to the ASA designation or the requirements for the FSA designation, click on the appropriate tab.
* Validation by Educational Experience - Candidate must show that subject has been sufficiently covered by university or other coursework