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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

Effective in 2019, all Canadian property and casualty (P&C) candidates must have successfully completed the following:

  • - CIA Professionalism Workshop to qualify as an Associate of the CIA (ACIA); and
  • - Practice Education Course (PEC) to qualify as a Fellow of the CIA (FCIA).

Both courses will be required to receive credit for the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Course on Professionalism, a requirement for Associate of the CAS (ACAS).

P&C candidates who complete the Canadian version of the CAS Course on Professionalism by December 2018 will be exempt from these requirements.

The first PEC with a P&C track will be in June 2019.

CAS Course on Professionalism

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

Starting in 2019, the CAS will accept successful completion of the CIA’s Professionalism Workshop in addition to the PEC in Canada as meeting the requirements for the CAS Course on Professionalism. While the PEC with P&C material will not be available until 2019, the CIA’s Professionalism Workshop is currently available for registration and will be recognized in this transition. Candidates in the CAS education system may begin attending the CIA Professionalism Workshop at any time in anticipation of attending PEC in 2019.

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.