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Exam exemptions

The IFoA offers recognition of prior learning for IFoA members who have completed a qualification that is equivalent to our examinations (IFoA examination exemptions).

Who can apply for IFoA examination exemptions?

Student members of the IFoA can apply for exemptions from IFoA examinations based on recognised qualifications awarded by other organisations.

If you have:

  • Completed an IFoA accredited university course or module, or
  • Hold a recognised qualification with another professional body or actuarial association,
  • You may also be eligible for IFoA examination exemptions is you have a maths-based qualification from a non IFoA accredited university, MBA or Master Level thesis. Details can be found on the webpages below

Previous Curriculum Exemptions

If you are eligible for IFoA examination exemptions under the previous curriculum, you can to apply for IFoA examination exemptions against the new curriculum, which came into effect from 1 January 2019.

Students who are eligible for exemptions from our accredited Universities and Professional Bodies have until 31 December 2023 to apply.

Students who hold existing passes with other Actuarial Associations have until 31 December 2022 to submit their application.

How do I apply for IFoA examination exemptions?

You can apply for IFoA examination exemptions through more than one of the routes listed below. If you are applying for IFoA examination exemptions through more than one route, you will need to complete a separate application for each route.

Select the relevant exemption route from the list below to find out how to apply for exemptions from IFoA examinations.

You will need to submit an IFoA examination exemption application for us to confirm whether you are eligible for IFoA examination exemptions. 

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