On this page you will find information about the three practical exams you will need to attend, or take online, along with the application forms and details of exam dates.
For these practical exams you'll need to either attend a two-day course or, depending on your circumstances, sit an online exam. For subjects CT9 and CA2 online exams are available for overseas students where there are no local arrangements available.
Booking for the practical exams is currently closed and will re-open on 1 July.
During the booking period the application forms are available on each of the subject pages below, or on the Exam registration page.
CT9 Business awareness
This exam requires some study beforehand and an online assessment. It is designed to help you understand the business environment you'll be working in, and the need to be prepared for lifelong learning. You'll learn about the responsibilities and challenges that accompany your role, and how to tackle business-related problems.
All students joining the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries on or after 1 March 2012 will need to have passed the Professional Awareness Test before they can take Subject CT9.
CA2 Model documentation, analysis and reporting
This exam includes a practical modelling assessment on the second day. To succeed you will need to demonstrate an ability to analyse and model data, interpret and apply results to business generally, as well as communicate them to an actuarial audience. The assessment includes developing a model with an audit trail and summary.
To take this exam you must have passed or been exempted by the Institute and Faculty from all the CT subjects. You must also have one year's work experience plus your employer's approval.
This exam requires you to complete a workbook involving communication exercises, mostly relating to the office environment, before you attend. On the first day of the course, communication specialists will help you prepare for your assessment, using material you've provided in the pre-module workbooks. On the second day of the course, you will be assessed by an actuary and a non-actuary on an individual 5-10 minute filmed oral presentation. There is also a written assessment on communicating actuarial issues to a non-actuarial audience.
To take this exam you must have passed or been exempted by the Institute and Faculty from all the CT subjects and from CA1. You must also have one year's work experience plus your employer's approval.