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Introduction to General Insurance Exam

Welcome to the Introduction to General Insurance Exam home page! Please review all of the information and links provided below. NOTE: This is a fellowship-level exam for candidates taking the General Insurance track.

Introduction to General Insurance is a 1.5 hour, 60-question multiple-choice exam that is offered via computer-based testing (CBT). Through this exam you will gain a greater understanding of the structure and functions of a general insurance company – underwriting roles, claim and reinsurance functions, risk control, liabilities, specialty coverages and more.

GIINT Exam Registration Process:

  • STEP 1: Register with The Institutes at +1-800-644-2101 a maximum of six weeks before the registration deadline which is posted on our Dates and Deadlines web page. You will need to provide your 6-digit SOA ID number. The SOA ID can be found on previous exam order receipts. If you do not know your SOA ID number, contact the SOA at or +1-888-697-3900. If you are having difficulties reaching The Institutes by phone you can reach out to them by email,
  • STEP 2: Receive the GIINT exam registration confirmation email from The Institutes - follow the instructions within the confirmation email on how/when to test. Please note: The exam duration is not accurate on the confirmation email – You will have 90 minutes to complete a 60-question exam. If you do not receive the confirmation email from The Institutes, reach back out to them for further information.
  • STEP 3: In the time between your registration and the test date, you must find a supervisor/proctor to be present during your entire exam time. Supervisor/Proctor qualifications are below. You must provide the name of your selected proctor, the proctor’s qualifications, and the proctor’s contact information to the Society of Actuaries at, no later than a week before exam day. Upon receipt of this information the Society of Actuaries will save it in your file, and reach out to your supervisor/proctor providing them with instructions and an attestation form.
  • FYI - anything to do with technical issues like accessing the exam on exam day, you must reach out to The Institutes for further instructions.

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Syllabus and Study Materials

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