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Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) membership

The Chartered Enterprise Risk Management (CERA) credential is the most comprehensive and rigorous globally-recognised Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) designation

The CERA qualification provides risk professionals with strong ERM knowledge that drives better business decisions. 

Members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) are eligible to receive the CERA qualification if they:

  • become an Associate member and pass ST9, the Specialist Technical exam in enterprise risk management; or
  • become a Fellow (or have completed the exams required to transfer to the class of Fellow) and have passed ST9 as one of their ST subjects for Fellowship, or as an additional ST subject; and
  • attend a CERA seminar, which will enable them to investigate and discuss more practical applications of enterprise risk management.

Further information about how to become a CERA can be found in the Plan my study route area of the site.

You can find out more about the qualification, including:

  • where CERA qualified actuaries work
  • the types of roles they fulfil
  • the value that they can add to risk management, and
  • the growth of the qualification

in the Risk Management pages.

Background to the CERA qualification

In November 2009, 14 actuarial education organisations from around the world took the unprecedented step of agreeing to collaborate to develop and administer a new qualification in ERM, the Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) – a ground breaking achievement, and the birth of the Global CERA Treaty.

The CERA Global Association (CGA) grants actuarial organisations the right to award the global CERA qualification to individual actuaries who have satisfied the requisite education and training requirements set out in the CERA Global Treaty.

As a signatory of the CERA Global Treaty, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) can award the CERA qualification to suitably qualified members of the IFoA.

To find out how CERA can enhance your career opportunities, go to the CERA global website.

Contact Details

CERA Administrator

CERAUK@actuaries.org.uk

We aim to respond to all enquiries within five working days.

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.
     

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?