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Exam news and updates

We recommend that you visit this page regularly in the weeks approaching the September 2019 exams, to stay informed of any important news or updates that may affect your exam sitting.

See: Exam centre changes | See: Exam start times | See: Amended exam schedules

The September 2019 exam session will run from Tuesday 17 September - Friday 4 October

Latest updates

Manchester SA exams (1 October): exam start time delayed until 15.30. We have attempted to call and email all candidates to explain the background to this
Cairo Venue address has been changed for all exams. See full details
Qatar Venue address has now changed. See full details
Jakarta Venue address for the exams on 17, 18  and 19 September ONLY (CS1A, CP1 and SP8 exams) has been changed. See full details
Cardiff Venue address for the exams on 1 October ONLY (CB2 and SA exams) has been changed. See full details
Tel Aviv Venue address for the exams on 17 and 18 September ONLY (CS1A and CP1 exams) has been changed. See full details
Singapore Venue address is now confirmed. See full details
Paris Venue address has now changed. See full details
Kiev Afternoon exams will now start at 13.15 and finish at 16.30
Karachi Venue address has now changed. See full details
Bucharest Venue address is now confirmed. See full details
Munich A new exam centre venue is now confirmed: Cambridge Institut, Residenzstrasse 22, 80333 Munich. See full details
Isle of Man Afternoon exams will now start at 13.45 and finish at 17.00
For all centres, UK and overseas Exam centre addresses for the September 2019 session are now being confirmed. See the full list of centres
You should always check this list in case there are changes to the centre where you usually sit.
Public holidays Accra, Nicosia, Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Tokyo: there will be changes to the exam schedule at these centres due to public holidays. See below for full details
Exam start times Start times for the written exams vary at certain of the supervised exam centres. See below for full details
CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 exams The CS1, CS2, CM1 and CM2 exams are now a combination of both a written (A) and an online (B) assessment. Both elements, A and B, will need to be taken in the same exam sitting.
  • CS1A, CS2A, CM1A and CM2A: are written, paper based exams and will be sat in your local time at an exam venue
  • CS1B, CS2B, CM1B and CM2B: are online exams and will be sat in UK time only at home or at your workplace

Refund policy

Refunds of exam fees are only given to those who have paid the full fee. More information on refunds

Exam centre changes and confirmations

Exam centre addresses for September 2019 will be confirmed shortly on the Exam centres page. You should always check the list carefully, in case there are any changes to the centre you usually sit at, and to make sure that you know where to go.

The deadline to request an additional overseas exam centre for the September 2019 exams has now passed, and we can not accept any more applications.

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.

Exam start time

The standard exam start times at our supervised exam centres are 09.45 (local time) for morning exams, and 14.15 (local time) for afternoon exams. Exam start times may vary at some overseas centres so you should check here nearer to the exam session dates for confirmation of your start time.

The online exams, which you sit at home or in the office, will run to UK times.

Centre Morning exam - local start time Afternoon exam - local start time
Accra 08.45-12.00 13.15-16.30
Addis Ababa 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Adelaide 09.15-12.30 13.45-17.00
Auckland 09.00-12.15 13.00-16.15
Barbados 09.00-12.15 13.00-16.15
Bermuda 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Bloemfontein 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Brisbane 09.00-12.15 13.15-16.30
Brunei 08.45-12.00 (Fridays only; all other days 09.45-13.00 14.15-17.30
Canberra 09.15-12.30 14.00-17.15
Cape Town 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Cologne 10.00-13.15 14.30-17.45
Dar Es Salaam 09.45-13.00 13.15-16.30
Guernsey 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Hanoi 08.45-12.00 13.45-17.00
Ho Chi Minh City 08.45-12.00 13.45-17.00
Isle of Man 09.45-13.00 13.45-17.00
Johannesburg 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Karachi 10.00-13.15 14.00-17.15
Kiev 09.45-13.00 13.15-16.30
Lagos 08.45-12.00 12.45-16.00
Melbourne 09.15-12.30 14.00-17.15
Port of Spain 08.45-12.00 13.15-16.30
Reykjavik 09.00-12.15 13.00-16.15
Riga 09.45-13.00 13.00-16.15
Riyadh 09.30-12.45 13.00-16.15
Seattle 09.45-13.00 13.15-16.30
Seoul 10.00-13.15 14.00-17.15
Sydney 09.15-12.30 14.00-17.15
Taiwan 10.00-13.15 14.00-17.15
Wellington 09.30-12.45 14.00-17.15
Yaounde 09.00-12.15 13.00-16.15

The September 2019 exam session will run from Tuesday 17 September - Friday 4 October

The standard exam schedule for the session is:

    Tuesday
17 September
Wednesday
18 September
Thursday
19 September
Friday
20 September
am   CS1A CS1B (online) CS2B (online) SP2
pm   CP1/1 CP1/2 SP8 CS2A
  Monday
23 September
Tuesday
24 September
Wednesday
25 September
Thursday
26 September
Friday
27 September
am CM1B (online) SP7 CM2B (online) / SP4 SP5 CP3 (online)
pm SP6 CM1A / SP1 SP9 CM2A CB1
  Monday
30 September
Tuesday
1 October
Wednesday
2 October
Thursday
3 October
Friday
4 October
am - CB2 - CP2/1 (online) CP2/2 (online)
pm - SA1-4 & 7 - - -

We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule.

Any schedule changes due to public holidays or other unavoidable factors will be given below when available.

Centre Original date Exam(s) New date
Accra Monday 23 September (pm) SP6 Tuesday 24 September (am)
Nicosia Tuesday 1 October (am and pm) CB2 and SA exams Wednesday 2 October (am)
Riyadh Monday 23 September (pm) SP6 Tuesday 24 September (am)
Tel Aviv Tuesday 1 October (am and pm) CB2 and SA exams Wednesday 2 October (am)
Tokyo Monday 23 September (pm) SP6 Tuesday 24 September (am)

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    The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
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    Fully booked.

    The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance.  Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.

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  • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Dr Kay Swinburne

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  • SIAS Event: Discount Rates are Flawed

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    3 December 2019

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    This talk will be given by Jon Spain who, as far back as 1983, has been working independently, trying to bring “long-term” back to UK actuarial thinking. His current focus is on discount rates (see discrate.com).

  • A Holistic Study into Cash flow Driven Investment

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK
    4 December 2019

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  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (23 January 2020)

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    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
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  • Professional Skills Training - London (11 February 2020)

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    Spaces available

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    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
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    Additionally, this landmark conference will showcase how the IFoA is reinventing itself to support its members to succeed and thrive in a digital age, within traditional businesses and beyond, as a global organisation. 

    No tot be missed by international industry players, opinion formers, academic and industry leaders, actuaries and non-actuaries.