The seminar was one of the recommendations of the CERA Board, when it reviewed our provision of the CERA qualification.
CERA: Paid opportunities
The IFoA holds at least four CERA seminars each year for its members and one of the most positively commented features is the direct access the delegates have to our members who are experienced ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) practitioners. These members come along to support us on the day and share their knowledge and expertise with the next generation of ERM practitioners and CROs. We are always happy to appoint further members to these roles and would be delighted to hear from you.
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If you passed Subject SP9 after 1 September 2012, or who were granted an exemption after 30 January 2013 you will need to attend this seminar
Before you can attend the CERA seminar you will need to have passed, or been granted an exemption from, the SP9 exam. You do not need to have completed all the other exams yet.
Following successful attendance, those who have qualified as an Associate or as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will be eligible to apply for the CERA designation.
You can book your place online, or download the CERA seminar application form to pay by bank transfer or cheque.
What’s involved in the seminar?
Before the seminar you will be sent a pre-seminar workbook giving details of some preparation work you'll need to do:
- calculations for a team presentation
- reading for a governance case study
On the day of the seminar you will:
- take an active part in discussions, lively debates and case studies
- have the opportunity to meet and talk to senior risk officers
- build on the pre-seminar work that you will have already done
- undertake challenging and thought provoking team exercises.
Before joining the seminar you will be put in touch with your allocated team members using an online community on the website where you can get to know each other, as well as discuss the preparatory work you will have already done.
The seminars are held in London and around the UK, and the cost of attendance is £500.00
However, delegates living overseas who are eligible to take the seminar, may be able to attend at a venue closer to home rather than coming to the UK. We currently have reciprocal agreements with the societies in South Africa and Australia, and with the Casualty Actuarial Society in the United States.
You will pay the local costs of the seminar and if you can produce a certificate of attendance/participation the IFoA will recognise this as part of the process of obtaining the CERA designation.
Please contact the Partnership Executive if you have any questions about where you can attend the seminar.
The 2020 seminar dates
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel the remaining face-to-face CERA seminars in 2020.
Dates and venues for 2021 are being planned and details will be released as soon as possible.
Would you like to attend a seminar that is now fully booked?
If a seminar you would like to attend is fully booked, you can register your interest by emailing the Partnership Executive. We will email you when new dates become available.
|Seminar dates and locations||Closing date for bookings||Pre-seminar work issued||Pre-seminar work to be returned by||Access to communities available|
|Thursday 15 October 2020 (Birmingham)||CANCELLED|
|Thursday 3 December 2020 (London)||CANCELLED|
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