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Why pursue the ACIA designation using this path

  • You want to hold a high quality globally recognized Associate designation.
  • Your goal is to leverage your existing recognized Associate designation or education towards the ACIA designation.
  • You want it to stand out to employers that you have the knowledge, skills and professionalism to be an asset to their organization.
  • You do not plan to use the exams of or become a Fellow of another actuarial organization.

What you will need to do

Steps for pursuing the ACIA designation via Pathway 2

Hold an Associate or achieve sufficient Associate-level credits from a recognized organization.


Hold a designation from another association.

Successfully complete ACIA Module 2 if you come from a recognized actuarial organization (if not exempt).


Successfully complete ACIA Modules 1 and 2.

Pass the ACIA Capstone Exam.

Complete your ACIA membership application.

Pursue the FCIA designation if and when you’re ready.

If this is your path, learn about next steps

Practical information on getting your ACIA designation

Learn more about how to achieve your ACIA 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 2 requirements for ACIA membership.

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

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