Pathway 3

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. Please note that the first Fellow-level designation is only required for initial qualification.

Why pursue the FCIA designation using this path

  • Your goal is to achieve the FCIA designation, the only designation that allows you to occupy reserved roles in Canada.
  • You want to hold more than one Fellow-level designation.
  • You want to demonstrate specialized expertise and advance your career.
  • You want to open new opportunities in traditional and emerging areas of actuarial practice.

Steps for pursuing the FCIA designation via Pathway 3A – experience route

Hold a recognized Fellow designation.

Successfully complete the Advanced Professionalism and Leadership Course.

Successfully complete FCIA Module 2 in your area of practice (if applicable)

Demonstrate 36 months of practical Canadian-specific experience accrued after achieving your first Fellow designation within the last four years, certified by an FCIA.

Contact [email protected] for application details.

Steps for pursuing the FCIA designation via Pathway 3B – fast-track route

Hold a recognized Fellow designation.

Successfully complete the Advanced Professionalism and Leadership Course.

Successfully complete FCIA Module 2 in your area of practice (if applicable)

Complete one FCIA exam if Canadian exams of nation-specific tracks were not completed.

Demonstrate 36 months of experience within the last six years, including twelve months of Canadian-specific experience accrued after achieving your first Fellow designation, certified by an FCIA.

Contact [email protected] for application details.

Check for any exemptions you may qualify for in our transition rules.