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Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA)

Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) – the global risk management credential for the future

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The CERA credential provides risk professionals with strong ERM knowledge that drives better business decisions applied in finance and insurance and well beyond. Professional, ethical and trusted, with impeccable standards and integrity, a professional with the CERA credential is able to communicate effectively ideas with leadership and is qualified to play varying roles within an organisation, from risk manager to Chief Risk Officer and more.

CERAs work in areas such as:

  • Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Consulting   
  • Financial services   
  • Energy   
  • Transport   
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure.

CERAs fulfil roles such as:

  • Risk Manager   
  • Chief Risk Officer   
  • Operational Risk Manager    
  • Consulting Actuary.

CERAs make confident decisions related to complex financial challenges affecting business by applying qualitative and quantitative insights to risk management

Cumulative growth of CERAs:

CERA cumulative growth


IFoA CERA growth over the past 8 years:

IFoA CERA growth


To learn more about the CERA credential, its history and latest news visit

If you are a member of the IFoA and want to know how you can obtain the CERA credential then plan your study route here 

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