Students wishing to take a non-member exam from April 2019 onwards can take either the CM1 or CS1 exam.
Our exams are run twice a year April and September*. You can apply for an exam by completing our Non-members exam registration form (available during the exam entry period).
You can apply to become a student member all year round, however in time for exam sitting there are admission application deadlines.
Please note: If you have taken the CT3 non-member exam and passed it, you will not be able to take the CM1 or CS1 exam as a non-member also. Only one non-member exam pass is allowed. Once you have passed a non-member exam you will then need to become a student member to take further exams.
Non-member exams Q&As
Read our exam questions and answers (Q&As) for information on:
- exam dates
- registering and booking for the exam
- exam cost and payment
- exam permits
- exam centres
- exam study and preparation
- exam changes and updates
Student admission to the IFoA Q&As
Read our student admission questions and answers (Q&As) for information on:
- becoming a student member
- application criteria and process
- admission fees
- exam certification
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