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Enrolment with the Institute

A person may apply for enrolment in the Institute as an Associate (ACIA), a Fellow (FCIA), an Affiliate, or a Correspondent.
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Subject to the payment of dues, the enrolment requirements for each category are described below. These requirements have been established in accordance with Bylaws of the Institute. The requirements described below are those in effect as of the date of publication of this information. However, with the Board’s approval, the Institute reserves the right to modify these requirements at any time and without notice. Such modifications may be made with respect to individual applicants or all applicants. For more information, see the following:

Eligibility Requirements Changes

Update on Changes to the CIA Qualification Requirements for Property and Casualty Candidates

A property and casualty track will be added in 2019 for P&C candidates, as credit for PEC and the CIA Professionalism Workshop (PW) will be required in 2019 to meet CIA requirements.

Transition Rules and Recognition by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)

Starting in 2019, the CAS will accept successful completion of the CIA's Professionalism Workshop and the Practice Education Course as meeting the requirements for the CAS Course on Professionalism (COP).

The December 2018 CAS COP in Montréal is the last offering of the Canadian version of COP that the CIA will recognize and is the last offered by the CAS.

The Eligibility and Education Council (EEC) approved the following recognition and transition rules applicable to P&C candidates:

  1. The CAS COP completed in Canada by December 31, 2018 will provide credit for the CIA Professionalism Workshop and the CIA Practice Education Course until December 31, 2023 (a five-year recognition period for both PEC and PW); and
  2. The CAS COP completed in the US by December 31, 2019 and the CIA Professionalism Workshop completed by December 31, 2019 will provide credit for the CIA Practice Education Course until December 31, 2024 (a five-year recognition period for PEC only). No recognition for the US CAS COP will be granted for courses completed after January 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Lenton, project manager, education and professional development.

CAS Conversion credit for Exam C/4 toward Exam MAS II

For candidates in the Casualty Actuarial Society education system, conversion credit for Exam C/4 toward MAS II obtained through UAP credit must be earned by December 31, 2018.

SOA Predictive Analytics (PA) requirement for membership with the CIA

Candidates in the Society of Actuaries education system who are not Associates of the CIA (ACIA) by March 1, 2019 must complete the SOA Predictive Analytics (PA) requirement. Candidates who are ACIA by March 1, 2019, including credit for the Statistics for Risk Modeling (SRM) exam are exempt from completing exam PA, provided they also complete all Fellowship-level educational activities including the CIA Practice Education Course, by July 30, 2023.

Professional Experience requirement for qualification as Fellow of the CIA (FCIA)

Effective June 1, 2013, to become a Fellow of the Institute, all candidates are required to have been enrolled with the Institute as an Associate or Affilate while acquiring the requisite 12 months of Canadian experience. The total professional experience requirement for Fellowship remains at 36 months.