Pathway 2

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 countries with which the CIA does not have a mutual recognition agreement.

ACIA designation via Pathway 2

If you are an Associate or achieved Associate-level credits from a recognized organization or hold a designation from a non-recognized association, this pathway is for you.

Why pursue the ACIA designation using this path

  • You want to hold a high quality globally recognized Associate designation.
  • Your goal is to leverage your existing recognized Associate designation or education towards the ACIA designation.
  • You want it to stand out to employers that you have the knowledge, skills and professionalism to be an asset to their organization.
  • You do not plan to use the exams of or become a Fellow of another actuarial organization.

Steps for pursuing the ACIA designation via Pathway 2

Hold a recognized Associate designation or achieve sufficient Associate-level credits from a recognized organization and successfully complete ACIA Module 2

OR

Be fully qualified with an organization who’s system is not recognized by the CIA and complete ACIA Module 1 and 2 and the ACIA Capstone Exam.

Successfully complete ACIA Module 2 if you come from a recognized actuarial organization (if not exempt).

OR

Successfully complete ACIA Modules 1 and 2.

Pass the ACIA Capstone Exam (if not exempt).

Complete the CIA Professionalism Workshop.

Contact [email protected] for application details.

FCIA designation via Pathway 2

If you have qualified as an ACIA using Pathway 2, you will pursue the FCIA designation with innovative CIA educational activities.

Why pursue the FCIA designation using this path

  • You want to hold a high quality, globally recognized Fellow designation and gain the ability to occupy reserved roles in Canada.
  • You want to have your qualifications completed to date recognized by the CIA to help achieve the FCIA designation.
  • You have decided not to pursue another Fellow-level designation.
  • You want to avoid any delays in your plan to achieve the FCIA designation.

Steps for pursuing the FCIA designation via Pathway 2

Be an ACIA member.

Successfully complete the requirements of an FCIA specialty track.

Successfully complete the Advanced Professionalism and Leadership Course.

Demonstrate 36 months of experience within the last six years, including 12 months of Canadian experience in the last three years certified by an FCIA and accrued while being an ACIA.

Contact [email protected] for application details.