Spring 2009 Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)–Requirements

To attain the FSA designation, a candidate must successfully complete all requirements for the ASA designation in addition to fellowship–level requirements. Requirements to attain the FSA designation are shown below and include examinations, e–Learning courses and modules, validation of educational experiences outside the SOA Education system (VEE), a professionalism seminar and the Fellowship Admissions Course.

Fellowship candidates choose a specialty track and complete the requirements of that track (must complete all requirements in a single track). Candidates have flexibility with regard to the order requirements are completed. Click on any exam/requirement below to go to its home page and learn about any specific eligibility requirements.

To see the requirements for the ASA or CERA designations, click on the appropriate tab.


ASA Requirements CERA Requirements FSA Requirements
Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice (FAP) e–Learning Course
Associateship Professionalism Course (APC)
Choose a specialty track below and completethe requirements in that column (move your cursor over a track to activate).
All candidates must complete DMAC and FAC.
Finance/ERM Track
Investment Track
Individual Life & Annuities Track **
Retirement Benefits Track **  
Group & Health Track
Fellowship Admissions Course (FAC)


* Validation by Educational Experience - Candidate must show that subject has been sufficiently covered by university or other coursework

** Candidates in these tracks will choose a U.S. or Canadian version of the FSA Exams