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Fall 2008 Basic Education Catalog


General Information


FSAs Writing Examinations

FSAs have expressed a desire to write SOA examinations to satisfy a professional continuing education provision, or to acquire new knowledge. The SOA supports enabling FSAs with a legitimate purpose to write SOA examinations, subject to limited restrictions.

As is the case for all candidates, FSAs cannot write examinations they have previously passed unless such demonstration is required to satisfy licensing/certification continuing education requirements (e.g., Enrolled Actuaries in the U.S.).

FSAs serving on an education or examination committee may need to separate themselves from that committee involvement for a period of time before taking an examination. FSAs who are interested in writing an SOA examination but have questions about any relevant restrictions write to