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Syllabus of Basic Education

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Exams 1, 2, 3F and 4

Obtaining credit for these basic education requirements from the CAS is detailed below and in each individual exam syllabi.

How to Obtain Credit for Exams 1, 2, 3F and 4

Credit can be obtained for these exams by taking the exams of one of the following organizations:

  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K.)
  • Actuaries Institute (Australia)
  • Institute of Actuaries of India
  • Society of Actuaries.
  • Actuarial Society of South Africa

The CAS also recognizes the exam waivers granted by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries University Accreditation Program for Exams 2, 3F, and 4.

The CAS recognizes the preliminary examinations sponsored by the China Association of Actuaries (CAA). Credit will be granted for examinations passed or waived as a cohort for CAA exams A1, A2, A3, A4, and A7. 

See the CAS waivers policy for further information.

To obtain examination credit for Exam 1, 2, 3F, and 4 by passing exams administered by the SOA, contact the Actuaries' Resource Center at Please provide a copy of your SOA transcript and a completed Exam Status Changes Form.

For other credit options you must first sit for a CAS exam, which will establish your exam record. After that please contact the appropriate actuarial society and have them email your transcript to the Examinations Coordinator at

If a candidate does not see their results online then they need to fill out the Verify Candidate's Exam Status Changes. The Actuaries Resource Centre will verify and update the candidate’s record.

If you are missing credit for one of the above exams in the verify your exam status, please fill out the Verify Candidate's Exam Status Changes. We will investigate and update your record.

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Exams 1, 2, 3F, 4

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