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Certified Actuarial Analyst

If you are looking to get a new or better technical or analytical role in the financial services industry, then the Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) qualification is for you

The CAA is an internationally recognised professional qualification offered by CAA Global a joint venture of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), based in the United Kingdom, and the Society of Actuaries (SOA), based in the United States

What will I come away with?

  • Expertise and experience - Apart from a professional qualification with one of the leading actuarial associations in the world, you will gain financial business, analytical and modelling skills
  • Added value immediately - If you’re working in a technical role within the insurance and financial services industries, you will have the skills and methodologies to help businesses provide assurance to regulators, stakeholders and the public
  • Recognition and community - Through CAA Global and its international actuarial association partners, you’ll be a member of a well-respected, globally recognised profession.

Read more about the benefits of taking the CAA qualification.

How do I become a CAA?

The Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) career pathway is designed to enable you to study for the CAA qualification whilst working full time. It will take you on average two to three years to complete the qualification.

You can work at your own pace and there are exam centres around the world where you can take your exams.

To qualify you will need to:

  • join CAA Global www.caa-global.org
  • pass six exam modules
  • provide evidence of one year of relevant work experience, and
  • pass the Online Professional Awareness Test (OPAT).

For more information on the exam modules, work experience and professionalism requirements, please see our how to qualify information or view the CAA Global website.

Once you've passed all the exams and met the requirements, you will qualify as a Certified Actuarial Analyst

As a Certified Actuarial Analyst you can use the designation CAA after your name and you will be required to join an accredited association. Currently there are two accredited bodies - ourselves and the SOA- but over time this will change as other actuarial associations join CAA Global.  You can find out more about what happens after you qualify on the CAA Global website.

Once you’ve qualified as a Certified Actuarial Analyst, are there routes to the IFoA Associate and Fellowship qualifications?

Having qualified as a CAA and gained some valuable work experience, you may wish to consider embarking on an actuarial career by undertaking the professional IFoA examinations through to Associate and Fellow.

The studying you have undertaken will prepare you for the core principle subjects, in particular the Actuarial Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics subjects, which it is suggested you should attempt first. The pathway, which had been developed to gain some part exemptions has been suspended, and will be reviewed in 2020. Those who are keen to begin their study route through the actuarial examinations are encouraged to begin with the CS and CM subjects.

Contact Details

CAA Administration Team

enquiries@caa-global.org

CAA Global, c/o Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40-41 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JD

+44 (0) 1865 268 266

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  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.