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Strategic Decision Making Exam

Welcome to the Strategic Decision Making Exam home page! Please review all of the information and links provided below.

Strategic Decision Making (SDM) is a five-hour written-answer exam that is offered in the spring and fall of each year. It is a requirement of the Corporate Finance and ERM (CFE) Track.

Learn more about changes coming to this track.

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Timing of Syllabus Publication

Announcement: All SOA Exams Moving to CBT Beginning Fall 2020

 


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Important Dates and Fees

  • Strategic Decision Making Exam
  • 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: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 
    Fall 2020 Registration Deadline: Monday, September 28, 2020
    (Registration closes at midnight U.S. Central Time.)
  • Fees


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