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Why pursue the FCIA designation using this path

  • You want to hold a high quality, globally recognized Fellow designation and the ability to occupy reserved roles in Canada.
  • You want to demonstrate specialized expertise and advance your career.
  • You want to open new opportunities in traditional and emerging areas of actuarial practice.

What you will need to do

Steps for pursuing the FCIA designation via Pathway 1

Be an ACIA member.

Successfully complete the requirements of an FCIA specialty track.

Successfully complete the CIA Practice Education Course by December 2023 or the Advanced Professionalism and Leadership Course thereafter.

Demonstrate three years of experience within the last six years, including twelve months of Canadian experience in the last three years and while an ACIA.

Complete your FCIA membership application.

Check for any exemptions you may qualify for in our transition rules.

If this is your path, learn about next steps

Practical information on getting your FCIA designation

Learn more about how to achieve your FCIA designation. Get the most up-to-date news, information and resources, new syllabuses plus important dates and next steps for your journey.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

The needs of our profession and clients are continually changing. CPD requirements ensure that ACIAs and FCIAs stay up to date.

Apply now

Apply now if you meet Pathway 1 requirements for FCIA membership.

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

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