Announcement: SOA releases December 2022 Exam FM passing candidate numbers.

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If you’re interested in joining one or more of SOA’s 17 professional interest sections, you’ve landed on the correct page. To get started, visit “Join Now” below.

To see which section(s) best corresponds with your specific practice area, please refer to the sections by track document.

And remember, you don’t have to be an SOA member to join a section. SOA members, as well as other business professionals, are welcome to join one or more sections. All section members enjoy access to a variety of resources in each section, including:

  • The section newsletter
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities online and at SOA events
  • Volunteer opportunities within a section council or section-sponsored activity
  • Discounts to section-sponsored events


Section Membership Details

  • Anyone can join any section any time of year.
  • For most sections, only SOA members have voting privileges in section elections.
  • Section dues amounts vary per section and per year.
  • See the table below for dues specific to each section.


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Section Dues
Actuary of the Future $25.00
Education and Research $20.00
Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section $25.00
Financial Reporting $25.00
Health $40.00
International $25.00
Investment $25.00
Joint Risk Management (SOA–CAS–CIA) $25.00
Leadership & Development $30.00
Long Term Care Insurance $30.00
Marketing and Distribution $20.00
Product Development $25.00
Reinsurance $20.00
Retirement  $25.00
Smaller Insurance Company $25.00
Social Insurance & Public Finance $25.00
Taxation $20.00

SOA membership dues are billed annually and follow the  SOA memberships dues schedule. If you join a section in September, your membership is for the current year. Section memberships purchased between October 1 and December 31st will begin receiving member benefits immediately after you have paid the section dues fee and your section membership and benefits will continue through the next calendar year.

You must have paid up status on your section membership in order to vote in that section's election.