ATPA: Advanced Topics in Predictive Analytics Assessment

ATPA provides candidates with the ability to employ selected data science and predictive analytics techniques to solve business problems and effectively communicate the solution. After learning this material from e-Learning modules, candidates are given a take-home assessment requiring analysis of a data set in the context of a business problem and submission of a report. The report/assessment will be graded on a pre-set schedule.

A thorough knowledge of probability (as covered in Exam P), mathematical statistics (as covered in VEE Mathematical Statistics), selected models and methods for analyzing data (as covered in Exams SRM and PA) is assumed. 

Advanced Topics in Predictive Analytics has two components:


  • The ATPA e-Learning modules provide support designed to enhance candidates’ knowledge from the SRM and PA Exam learning objectives and readings and to clarify the SOA’s expectations regarding a successful ATPA Assessment submission.
  • Candidates receive access to the ATPA modules by registering for the ATPA Assessment. Candidates will have access to the modules until the end of the period in which the assessment is administered.


  • The ATPA assessment presents candidates with a data set and a realistic business problem. Candidates prepare a report that presents and supports their solution. Candidates may use resources such as textbooks and the internet, similar to a work environment. The only required deliverable will be a Word document with your responses.
  • Candidates will have 96 hours to complete the assessment.
  • Grading of the assessment will be completed and results released on a preset schedule.

Course Information


Important Dates and Fees


ATPA registration windows will open/close on the following dates in 2022:

Assessment Window
Registration Opens
Registration Closes
June-August 2022 Assessment
 January (First Week) 2022
April 29, 2022
October-December 2022 Assessment
May 2, 2022
August 31, 2022
February-April 2022 Assessment
September 1, 2022
December 30, 2022
(*Registration closes at 11:59 pm U.S. Central Time)