The role of our Complaints and Disciplinary process
The public – clients, users, employers and all those whose finances are affected by actuarial decisions – must be confident that the member they employ, or whom they trust with their finances, will observe standards of practice and conduct which justify that trust.
Should things go wrong, we have developed disciplinary procedures in order to enforce our members' professional requirements.
Quick guide to the IFoA Disciplinary Scheme
The Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes enables the IFoA to maintain and protect the standards, professionalism, reputation and public perception of its members. Watch this short video guide to the IFoA Disciplinary Scheme to find out more.
How to make a complaint
Find out how to make a complaint against a member of the IFoA and how our disciplinary process works.
The IFoA also licences some actuarial firms to carry out some restricted activities in our role as a Designated Professional Body. Find out how to complain about a firm licenced by the IFoA.
IFoA Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes
Find out how our Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes work and access guidance if you are facing an allegation:
You can find out more about our disciplinary processes in:
- Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes
- Information for members who are facing an allegation
- Capacity for Membership Process
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