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How does the new Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Scheme affect you

No matter when you joined the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), if you are a still a student with us, then the PPD scheme will affect you

We have included examples to help explain the transition principles. If you have any questions then please contact the Education Services team.

For further information, see our FAQs.

  • New IFoA student members joining from September 2017: 
    You will automatically begin on PPD, and will not be required to complete any WBS.
  • Student members who joined prior to September 2017:
    You will be required to begin your first PPD year starting on the next anniversary of you becoming a student member of the IFoA after 1 September 2017.  

For example: If you joined the IFoA on 15 April 2017, you will only be required to begin your first PPD year on 15 April 2018.

What if I qualify and do not have a pass in CA3 but have a pass in CP3?

If you wish to qualify following the release of the September 2017 and April 2018 exam results and have passed the new CP3 Communication exam; you will be required to complete a declaration, which will be submitted alongside your WBS documentation that demonstrates you have completed the communication element of PPD and the learning outcome from that experience. This must be submitted before 1 September 2018.

This declaration will form part of the final sign off process. All other qualifiers will be able to complete the communication element online as part of PPD.

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.