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How to apply for an exemption

If you hold other academic or professional qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for exemption from some of our exams.

How do I apply?

To apply for an exemption you will need to submit a completed application form, including payment details, together with supporting documentation. Details of the current fees for exemptions can be found on the application form.

What is the required documentation?

The required documentation will vary according to the grounds on which you are applying for an exemption:

  • if we have an agreement with a university or a professional body we only ask for documents to confirm you have gained the qualification
  • if you are applying because you have a qualification that we do not have an agreement with we request more details of the syllabuses you took and the marks you gained.

Detailed information is on the Exemption application form

Certification of documentation

We cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any documents, so please supply certified copies. Documents must be certified by a professional person or someone well-respected in the community. Please see the exemption application form for a list of suitable individuals.

The application process

You will receive an email from the Education Services Team to confirm receipt of your application and we will process your application as quickly as possible. The time taken to process your application will depend on its complexity. We will send you written details of the results of your application.

If you wish to apply for an exam in case you do not obtain an exemption in that subject, you should apply for the exemption at least eight weeks before the exam closing date to allow time for your application to be processed. 

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Education Services Team

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40/41 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

+44 01865 268207

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