Membership & Education

Welcome to the CIA’s University Accreditation Program (UAP)

The UAP allows candidates to enjoy a rich and rewarding university experience that will make travel time to the Associate (ACIA) and Fellow (FCIA) designations more predictable, with minimal duplication of effort, while leveraging the strength of Canadian universities.

The UAP represents an important partnership between universities and the profession. Canada has very strong university-level actuarial programs that have been underutilized by the profession. Canadian universities have a global reputation for excellence for the quality and rigour of their programs, and they are well-positioned to introduce leading-edge techniques and progressive research to advance the profession.

Read more about the accredited universities and their course offerings.

Learn how the CIA’s new pathways to membership will impact you 

Are you an actuarial science student or instructor at an accredited university with questions about the CIA’s education transformation? 

Join us November 26 for a free informational session where we’ll highlight the new program accreditation structure and discuss the transition rules for students currently enrolled in accredited programs. 

The webcast recordings are now available

Should you have questions after reviewing the recording, submit your questions here.

Direct general questions about UAP to [email protected].





The UAP enables the CIA to grant credits for up to six preliminary professional examinations. Working closely and rigorously with 11 accredited universities across the country, the CIA upholds the highest standards in education.