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Exam news and updates

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

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

The April 2019 exam session will run from Wednesday 3 April - Thursday 18 April

Exam entry will open on Monday 14 January 2019. The closing date will be:

  • For all centres (including UK and Ireland): Monday 11 February (17.00 UK time)

Latest updates

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 April 2019 are now being confirmed 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.

To request an additional overseas exam centre for the April 2019 exams complete and return the Exam centre request form by Monday 21 January. Please be aware that while we review all requests, we can not guarantee to accommodate all of them.

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 changes

The standard 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.

The April 2019 exam session will run from Wednesday 3 April - Thursday 18 April

The standard exam schedule for the session is:

3 April
4 April
5 April
am     CS1A CS1B (online) CP3 (online)
pm     CP1/1 CP1/2 CB1
8 April
9 April
10 April
11 April
12 April
am CS2B (online) SP2 CM1B (online) SP7 CB2
pm SP8 CS2A SP4 CM1A / SP1 SA1-4 & 7
15 April
16 April
17 April
18 April
19 April
am CM2B (online) SP5 CP2/1 (online) CP2/2 (online) -
pm SP9 CM2A SP6 - -

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

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Education Services Team

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40/41 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

+44 01865 268207

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