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Design and Accounting is a five-hour written-answer exam that is offered in the spring and fall of each year. Both a U.S. and Canadian version of the exam will be administered, each of which has its own reading list. It is a requirement of the Retirement Benefits Track.
Learn more about changes coming to this track.
Canadian version of this exam is recognized by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
Recommended order for FSA track requirements
Timing of Syllabus Publication
Announcement: All SOA Exams Moving to CBT Beginning Fall 2020
Syllabus and Study Materials
Rules and Regulations
Important Dates and Fees
- Design and Accounting Exam
(U.S. and Canada)
- Spring 2020 Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:45 p.m.
(Includes read–through time)
Spring 2020 Registration Deadline: Short Registration Window from Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (Registration closes at midnight U.S. Central Time.)
- Fall 2020 Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Fall 2020 Registration Deadline: Monday, September 28, 2020
(Registration closes at midnight U.S. Central Time.)
Exam Day Information