The CERA seminar aims to enable delegates to investigate and discuss more practical applications of enterprise risk management, which is not possible in the time allowed for the ST9 Enterprise Risk Management exam

The seminar was one of the recommendations of the CERA Board, when they reviewed our provision of the CERA qualification.

See below for the next seminar dates.

If you passed Subject ST9 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 ST9 exam. You do not need to have completed all the other exams yet.

Following successful attendance those who have qualified as an Associate, as a Fellow, or who have the necessary exams to transfer to the class of 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 usually held in London, 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 CERA Administrator if you have any questions about where you can attend the seminar.

2018 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.

  Closing date for bookings Pre-seminar work issued Pre-seminar work to be returned by Access to communities available
Friday 9 March 2018 (Singapore) 09/02/2018 09/02/2018 23/02/2018 02/03/2018
Thursday 15 March 2018 (London) Fully booked 15/02/2018 01/03/2018 08/03/2018
Thursday 14 June 2018 (Edinburgh) Fully booked 17/05/2018 31/05/2018 07/06/2018
Thursday 25 October 2018 (Leeds) 13/09/2018 27/09/2018 11/10/2018 18/10/2018
Thursday 13 December 2018 (London) Fully booked 15/11/2018 29/11/2018 06/12/2018

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.