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CT9 Business Awareness exam

The CT9 Business Awareness online exam is designed to help you understand the business environment in which you will be working, your professional responsibilities and how to tackle business-related problems.

Important changes to CT9/CB3 Business Awareness for 2018

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Business Awareness covers the following key areas:

  • Industry developments and challenges in all practice areas
  • Strategic thinking
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • The importance of lifelong personal development and learning

The exam also covers the legal principles that are relevant to actuarial work by building on the themes introduced in the Online Professional Awareness Test (OPAT).

Successful completion of this exam is a requirement of qualification for those who joined the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries on or after 1 July 2004. If you joined on or after 1 March 2012 you will need to have passed the Professional Awareness Test before you can apply for CT9.

CT9 is an online exam that involves pre-exam study, an online business game, a set of written exercises, and an online multiple choice exam. The business game takes approximately half an hour per session, over a ten working-day period, but input is not necessarily required every day over this period.

You should download the Syllabus for CT9 and read our Guide to CT9 for information on the following:

  • Entry requirements for CT9
  • Objectives of the exam


The exam pass lists are published on the first working day of each month. The list will include those who have passed the CT9 exam in a time frame spanning two months. For example if you pass the exam between 26 January - 25 February, your name will appear on the pass list that is published on 1 March.

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