Choose one of our three qualification pathways to become an ACIA or FCIA.
Start with a CIA accredited degree.
This pathway is for those using the CIA education system exclusively. It is designed for students and graduates of a CIA-accredited degree program who want to achieve the ACIA and FCIA designations. In both cases, these goals would be pursued using the CIA’s innovative and practical online education and open book examinations.
Use associate-level qualifications from another actuarial organization.
This pathway is designed for candidates who attained a full or partial Associate designation from another recognized actuarial organization and want to become an ACIA and FCIA through the CIA’s education and exams. Pathway 2 candidates do not plan to use the examinations or become a Fellow of another actuarial organization. It is also for candidates from an actuarial organization whose education system is not recognized by the CIA.
Use a recognized Fellow-level designation.
This pathway is open to anyone who already holds a fellow designation from a recognized organization. There are two routes, experience and fast track.