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CIA Membership: Why you should be a member

As a CIA member, you are part of the premier actuarial community in Canada. Your Associate or Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA or FICA) credentials show employers, regulators and the public that you are committed to the highest level of professionalism and actuarial expertise. And you are backed by a profession that punches above its weight – creating opportunities across Canada and around the world.

Qualification pathways: We developed three qualification pathways to give you options to become an ACIA or FCIA – choose one to get started

Pathway 1

For students using an accredited degree or those who hold an ACIA designation and are exclusively using the CIA’s education and exams to achieve ACIA and FCIA designations.

Learn about Pathway 1

Pathway 2

For candidates with full or partial Associate-level qualifications from another actuarial organization who want to get their ACIA designation and then join Pathway 1.

Learn about Pathway 2

Pathway 3

For candidates with recognized Fellow-level designations from another actuarial organization who want to become an FCIA.

Learn about Pathway 3

What people are saying

“The new pathways will let us get into new realms of business where any type of quantitative analysis is being done.”
Abid Kazmi

“The changes that are coming through to the education system are much more inclusive than the one single path we had before.”
Valérie Adelson

“Ultimately, when actuaries work together, we can achieve better outcomes and solve some of the more challenging issues facing Canadians.”
Patrick Kavanagh

“It’s the best of both worlds. I get to study a program that I thoroughly will enjoy as well as get credit throughout the process.”
Noah Bensmihen
Student and #FutureActuary

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Frequently requested resources

Pathways at a glance

Compare and contrast all three pathways to help you choose the right one for you.

See infographic (PDF)

Ready to apply?

Apply now if you meet the requirements for ACIA or FCIA membership.

Note: Applications for exemptions are not required – they will be confirmed upon review of your membership application.

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