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Key dates

You can find information including examination dates, entry dates and results release dates for our 2021 examinations below.

All exams are online and will be sat in UK time, at home or at your workplace.

CS and CM examinations

CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 exams are a combination of both a theoretical (A) and a practical (B) assessment. Both elements, A and B, will need to be taken in the same exam sitting.

When booking for two part exams your booking confirmation will only show the date for the part A exam. Your joining instructions, when issued, will cover both parts of the examination.


CB3 Business Management

Dates currently available to book:
3 May - 11 June 10 May - 18 June

April 2021 exams

Exam entry

Each online exam has a set capacity, and can become fully booked before the exam entry closing date.

Please book early to ensure you get the exam place you are hoping for. As ever, the earlier you book the better your chances of avoiding difficulty.

Exam entry will open for student members on Monday 1 February and close on Friday 19 February (17.00 UK time)

Exam entry will open for non-members for CS1 or CM1 on Monday 15 February and close on Friday 19 February (17.00 UK time).

Exam start times

All examinations are run in UK time with start times varying between 08.00 and 10.00.

The start time for each subject will be shown during the online exam booking process.

You will receive joining instructions two weeks before your examination date.

Date Monday
12 April
Tuesday
13 April
Wednesday
14 April
Thursday
15 April
Friday
16 April
am

CM1A

CP2 paper 1

CM1B

CP2 paper 2

CP3

CB2

CS1A

CP1 paper 1

CS1B

CP1 paper 2

Date Monday
19 April
Tuesday
20 April
Wednesday
21 April
Thursday
22 April
Friday
23 April
am

CS2A

SP2, SP4, SP6

CS2B

SA1-7

CB1

CM2A

SP1, SP5, SP7

CM2B

SP8, SP9

Examination results

Core Principles subjects (CB1-2; CM1-2, CS1-2): Tuesday 6th July 2021
Core Practices (CP), Specialist Principles (SP) and Specialist Advanced (SA) subjects: Thursday 8th July 2021

September 2021 exams

Exam entry

Each online exam has a set capacity, and can become fully booked before the exam entry closing date.

Please book early to ensure you get the exam place you are hoping for. As ever, the earlier you book the better your chances of avoiding difficulty.

Exam entry will open on Monday 19 July and close on Friday 6 August (17.00 UK time)

Exam start times

All examinations are run in UK time with start times varying between 08.00 and 10.00.

The start time for each subject will be shown during the online exam booking process.

You will receive joining instructions two weeks before your examination date.

Date Monday
13 September
Tuesday
14 September
Wednesday
15 September
Thursday
16 September
Friday
17 September
am

CM1A

CP2 paper 1

CM1B

CP2 paper 2

CP3

CB2

-

CS1A

CP1 paper 1

Date Monday
20 September
Tuesday
21 September
Wednesday
22 September
Thursday
23 September
Friday
24 September
am

CS1B

CP1 paper 2

-

CS2A

SP2, SP4, SP6

CS2B

SA1-7

CB1

Date Monday
27 September
Tuesday
28 September
Wednesday
29 September
Thursday
30 September
Friday
1 October
am

CM2A

SP1, SP5, SP7

CM2B

SP8, SP9

-

-

-

Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.

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

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