Our curriculum, more rigorous than ever

Designed with input from the world’s top actuarial employers and educators, our curriculum features a multidisciplinary approach, with deep expertise across practice areas; exclusive e-learning modules for real-world experience; and internationally focused topics for a global perspective. And with recent enhancements—including emphasis on predictive analytics and short-term insurance—our ASA curriculum* is more rigorous and relevant than ever, better meeting the needs of employers and ensuring that ASAs and FSAs are immediate assets to their organizations. *Effective July 1, 2018

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See how our updated ASA curriculum prepares actuaries for the challenges of big data and beyond.

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Learn how we work to ensure exceptional quality and rigor across every SOA fellowship track.

Get a global perspective on the FSA

See why our globally recognized credentials impacted Kai Huang’s decision to pursue his FSA with the SOA.

See the value of practical application

Learn how our exclusive e-learning modules give actuaries real-world, hands-on experience.

The ASA curriculum changes

The world of risk, and employer needs, are ever-changing. That’s why we continually review and update our curriculum to ensure it prepares actuaries with the skills employers require—skills that will help them address the real-world challenges of today, and tomorrow.

Our enhanced ASA and CERA curriculum* further adds components highly valued by employers, empowering actuaries with the best-in-class knowledge and expertise they need to flourish as they become adept at solving the critical challenges of risk that face the world.

  • An enhanced focus on predictive analytics and modeling
  • A greater balance between short- and long-term insurance

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*Effective July 1, 2018

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Leading the way in predictive analytics education

Now more than ever, predictive analytics skills are in high demand by employers. At the SOA, we’re committed to advancing predictive analytics education for actuaries, giving actuaries and the companies they work for the ability to tackle the challenges of big data and beyond.

We’ve updated our ASA curriculum to include a focus on predictive analytics and modeling, with a new exam on predictive analytics and a new exam on applied statistics—Statistics for Risk Modeling*. Additionally, we offer featured predictive analytics professional development opportunities, including seminars, research that advances the use of predictive analytics, a certificate program and more.

*Effective July 1, 2018

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