The seminar was one of the recommendations of the CERA Board, when it reviewed our provision of the CERA qualification.
Next seminar dates
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
- preparation for a debate
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 2019 seminar dates
There are 24 places available on each seminar and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Seminars can fill up very quickly, so make sure you book your place in good time.
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 emailng 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 8 August 2019 (London)||Fully booked||11/07/2019||25/07/2019||01/08/2019|
|Thursday 31 October 2019 (Dublin)||Fully booked||26/09/2019||17/10/2019||24/10/2019|
|Thursday 12 December 2019 (London)||Fully booked||07/11/2019||28/11/2019||05/12/2019|
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