The updated Actuarial Qualification Scheme starts to take effect in 2017. The first batch of trainee actuaries going through the new CP exams in the coming months. This will be implemented from this year and throughout 2018 and 2019. Following the announcement of these changes by the Institute and Faculty of actuaries , we found the information for the new qualification scheme was quite complex and there is a lot of it!  We have summarised the information into a concise 6 page booklet.  Here’s an extract:

An overall summary of how the current exam system will be changing to the new exam system can be seen in the table below:

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It is likely that exam fees will also change following the implementation of the new curriculum and also some of the revision materials will become outdated.

This guide illustrates exactly how the old qualification scheme translates into the new scheme, with the old and new system compared side by side.  It’s almost a foolproof guide to the actuarial qualification system.

If you would like to receive our complete guide to the updated Actuarial qualification scheme, which offers a full concise breakdown of each category and how each exam is being transferred into the new scheme, then all you need to do is fill in the following form:

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