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Associate (ACIA)

Associates of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries are authorized to append to their names the initials ACIA (Associate, Canadian Institute of Actuaries) or AICA (associé, Institut canadien des actuaires).

Associates will also gain voting rights five full years after they obtain Associate status in the Institute.

Enrolment as an Associate of the Institute may be obtained under one of the following routes:

A. Conventional Route
Enrolment as an Associate under the conventional route requires:

  1. Successfully complete or have credit for exams P/1, FM/2, MFE/3F, MLC/3L (or ST and LC), and C/4*;
  2. Have credit for Validation by Education Experience (VEE) for Economics, Finance, and Statistics subjects from the Society of Actuaries or of the Casualty Actuarial Society**;
  3. Successfully complete the SOA Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice e-learning course** or CAS Online Courses 1 and 2**;
  4. Successfully complete CAS Exams 5 and 6–Canada (property and casualty candidates only)**; and
  5. Successfully complete the CIA Professionalism Workshop or approved CAS Course on Professionalism when it is offered in Canada.
* See the University Accreditation Program for important details.

** Or the equivalent education/exams through another recognized actuarial association.

Please note SOA recognized tracks include:
Corporate Finance and ERM (CFE) Track 
Quantitative Finance and Investment (QFI) Track 
Individual Life and Annuities Track 
Retirement Benefits Track 
Group and Health Track 

The CIA does not currently recognize the SOA General Insurance Track.

B. Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) Route
Enrolment as an Associate under the MRA route requires:

  1. Associate membership in an actuarial organization with which the Institute has entered into an MRA, by virtue of completing the examinations and any other qualification requirements of that organization; and
  2. Successful completion of the CIA Professionalism Workshop.