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Stage 2 Professional Skills Course (PSC)

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) is an online course which forms Stage 2 of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Professional Skills Training requirement as defined in the CPD Scheme

Category 2 and 3 members

Category 2 and 3 members admitted to the IFoA on or after 1 July 2006 who have not already completed Stage 2 or a professionalism course under the previous regime must sit Stage 2 within one year of transfer to the category of Fellow.

Category 5 members

Category 5 members admitted to the IFoA on or after 1 July 2006 must undertake Stage 2:

  • between the fourth and sixth anniversaries of their admission to the IFoA, or
  • before transferring to Associate status, whichever comes first.

Interactive online course

Members must complete a number of web-based modules over a period of three weeks.

The requirement to complete Stage 2 will be deemed to have been fulfilled when the online facilitator confirms that the participant has sufficiently engaged with the course content and contributed appropriate on-line postings. Guidelines will be issued to participants prior to their commencing the online course so that they are fully aware of the expectations of the facilitators with regard to the expected level of participation.


All bookings for the course are taken online.  Log in to your member account to book your place.


The IFoA does not charge a fee for the online courses.


On completion of Stage 2, members will progress to Stage 3 of the PST in the following CPD year.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about Professional Skills Training Stage 2 - Professional Skills Course please contact Education Services.