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Exam news and updates

We recommend that you visit this page regularly in the weeks approaching the September 2020 exams, to stay informed of any important news or updates that may affect your exam sitting.

Latest updates

  • Bookings for CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 closed on Friday 7 August (17.00 UK time).
  • Bookings for all other subjects closed on Friday 14 August (17.00 UK time)
CM1 exam Due to healthy demand for the CM1 exam we have added an extra cohort with additional spaces. This exam cohort will start at 07.30 (UK time), and is now available to book.
September 2020 exams You can find further information about the September 2020 examinations on our Online Examinations FAQ page

Refund policy

Please see the Refund policy for information about refunds for the the September 2020 exams.

Access arrangements applications

The closing date for requesting access arrangements will be the same as the exam entry closing date.

Late applications will not be accepted unless due to circumstances for which a valid reason could not be divulged by the published closing date. Download the access arrangements application form, and return this to us once completed.

September 2020 examinations

Before booking your examination please ensure that you have read our Online Examinations FAQs.

The CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 examinations will be delivered online. Both elements, A and B, will need to be sat during the same examination sitting.

Exam timetable

Start times for the new online examinations will be between 08.00 and 10.00 UK time. ;You will be advised of your personal start time by email two weeks before the examination date.

Date Monday
21 September
22 September
23 September
24 September
25 September

CP2 paper 1

CP2 paper 2


CP1 paper1 

CP1 paper 2

Date Monday
28 September
29 September
30 September
1 October
2 October
am -

SP2, SP4, SP6


CB1 -

5 October

6 October

SP1, SP5, SP7

SP8, SP9


For further information on our September 2020 examinations please visit our Online Examinations FAQ page.

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+44 01865 268207

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  • GIRO 2020 Virtual Conference

    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

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    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. 

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    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.