2021 exam dates
When can I register for the CM1 or CS1 exam?
The exam registration dates for 2021 are published here: https://www.actuaries.org.uk/studying/exam-bookings/exam-dates-2021
Where can I register for the CM1 or CS1 exam?
If you have not previously registered, you must complete our non-members exam registration form. This form will only be available during exam registration periods.
How long after registering will I be able to book the exam?
Once you have completed the online registration process, including activating your IFoA website account, you will be directed from the completed application form to book your exam online.
How many times can I register?
Our system will only accept one registration (the first one entered). Subsequent registrations after this will be void as duplicates. If you have made a mistake with your registration please call Education Services on +44 1865 268207 to see if this can be corrected.
Do I need to register if I already have an ARN?
If you have registered before and have an existing ARN you do not need to register again. You can simply login to your online account to book the exam.
How do I book the CM1 or CS1 exam?
Once you have completed our online registration process and activated your IFoA website account, you can login to book and pay for your exam there (card and PayPal payments only). Once logged in go to My Account – My exams – Book an exam. A confirmation email will be sent to you once the exam is booked.
Can late bookings, applications and payments be accepted after the deadline?
All bookings, applications and payments must be received before the exam registration closing date. The IFoA cannot accept any late entries to the exam and if your application and payment/booking is not made by this time, you will not be able to sit in the exam session at that time.
How much are the exams?
The cost of the CM1/CS1 exams for non-members is £330.00* full rate and £200.00* reduced rate. This is just the cost of the exam; no study materials are supplied. *Prices can be subject to change.
How can I apply for a reduced rate exam?
When you complete the online registration there will be a box to tick to indicate that your personal annual income is below £7230.00. This must be ticked correctly for you to receive a reduced rate exam fee.
How can I pay by bank transfer or cheque?
During the registration window the exam application forms for offline payments will be available for you to complete. You must send us the application form with the payment included. For BACS payments the BACS remittance/proof of payment must be sent with the application. You will receive a confirmation email once the exam is booked.
When will I get my joining instructions?
You will receive joining instructions for your online examination two weeks before the date you are due to sit it. They will cover both parts A & B of the examination.
All of our examainations are now held online.
How should I plan my exam study?
Read our Exam preparation information on tuition, past exam papers, the exam syllabus and lots more.
Where can I purchase study materials?
Is there anything I should do in preparation for my exam?
Please read our examionation guidance materials
How will I find out if there are any changes or updates to my exam?
Please ensure you frequently check our Exam news and updates page.
In addition to this, the IFoA will use Twitter to post up-to-date exam information and any updates required.
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