Each year there are two opportunities to sit our examinations: in April and September/October. For our online exams you can sit the examinations at any convenient location, however, you will need to book within the registration period.
Exam entry for the September 2020 examinations
- CS and CM exams: entry is now open, and will close on 7 August 2020 (17.00 (UK time)
- All other subjects: entry is now open, and will close on 14 August (17.00 (UK time)
If you are joining the IFoA as a Student member and intend to sit your first examination in our 2020 exam sitting, you needed to submit your Student membership application before 27 June 2020.
Important information about your examination
Before you book your examination, please make sure you have read our Online examination Frequently Asked Questions .
Both elements A and B of the CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 examinations need to be sat during the same examination sitting.
Please note that due to the expected high demand from IFoA Student members and to ensure a smooth transition to our new online CS and CM examinations, for September 2020 we are only able to accommodate IFoA Student members.
Non-members wishing to sit the IFoA CS and CM examinations can find information about this on our Non-member web page.
The CB3 examination entries are managed differently. You can log in to your member’s account at any time to see available examination dates and to book your exam (once you have completed PSC Stage 1 - formerly OPAT).
Payment for examination entries
If you have paid the reduced membership fee you are eligible to pay the reduced examination fee. You need to have paid for, or had your application accepted for, the reduced membership fee before you can book your examinations at the reduced fees. Otherwise you will be charged for the full examination fees and no refunds will be given.
If you are paying by card for your examinations you will need to log in to your account and book online. You will benefit from:
- up to the minute knowledge of examination availability
- immediate confirmation of your entry, and confirmation of payment.
If you wish to pay by bank transfer or cheque, the forms you need to use are available below:
- to pay by bank transfer: complete your entry form and return it by post or email to Education Services with your remittance advice
- to pay by cheque: complete your entry form and post it to Education Services with your cheque.
Changing your examination booking
If you wish to make changes to your examination booking we may be able to do this for you, but any changes must be made before the examination entry closing date.
More information about this can be found on the Change or cancel your examination booking pages.
- 1 September 2020
- 8 January 2020
- 25 August 2020
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