We’re a Society of individuals, connected by and committed to a common goal. Drawing on every practice area, bringing together rigorous education, innovative research and professional development programs that offer lifelong career advantages for our members—we create a Society where actuaries flourish. Every day, we continue to build on the strength of our community and our credentials for which we’re recognized the world over.
Quality. Rigor. Excellence. Innovator. Leader. Achiever. FSA, ASA, CERA—these letters stand for so much more than you may think. They speak volumes about the actuaries who earn them. They’re the sign of an elite professional, adept at solving even the greatest challenges of risk. Members of the SOA enjoy the designation of an elite group of problem solvers who are driving the risk management field forward.
An FSA reflects excellence and distinction, advancing the management of risk around the globe. The SOA offers a full range of pathways to fellowship. Download our FSA track guides.
An ASA has demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental concepts and techniques for modeling and managing risk, and knows how to apply those concepts to common problems involving uncertain events.
The most comprehensive and rigorous demonstration of enterprise risk expertise available, the CERA credential from the SOA reflects the changing face of organizational risk management.
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