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Non members

Welcome to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Here you will find all the information about sitting our exams as a non-member; becoming a student member and sitting further exams.

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.

Apply to become a member and see 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
  • referees
  • exam certification

Contact Details

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.