Key dates

You can find information on exam dates, exam entry dates, your results release dates, and other key learning dates on this page.

Exam dates are now available for:

CB3 Business Management

We run sittings for the CB3 online exam throughout the year. Please see the online exam booking service or the application form for the CB3 dates that are currently available to book.

To book your CB3 online exam, please log in to your ‘My Account’ area of the IFoA website or complete the CB3 online exam application form in the resources section below and return to our Member Services team at memberservices@actuaries.org.uk.

PPD requirements for exam booking

If you are planning on booking an exam, please check that you have met your personal and professional development (PPD) requirements. Find out more at: PPD requirements for exam booking.

Exam entry opening 

Please book early to secure your chosen exam sitting. 

To find out more about booking your exam, please visit our book your exams page.

Exam start times 

All examinations will run in UK time with start times varying between 07:00 and 10:00. 

You will be able to see your exam start time during our online exam booking process. 

Your joining instructions will be available 2 weeks before the start of the exam session on the Members' Portal of the IFoA's website.

Exam results released 

Your exam results will be available to download from the Members' Portal of the IFoA's website.  

Your exam result breakdown will be available within 24 hours of the results being released. 

April 2024 exams

We have taken the decision to delay the introduction of the new exam system until it is ready to support our exams and our candidates.

This means that we will deliver all IFoA exams on our current platform in their traditional format in April 2024. This includes CB1 and CB2, which were due to launch in their objective based assessment (OBA) format in April.

Our April 2024 exam dates remain the same and we no longer need to hold contingency dates for any exams.

Exam dates

Monday 8 April

Tuesday 9 April

Wednesday 10 April

Thursday 11 April

Friday 12 April

CM1A

CP2 paper 1

SP6

CM1B

CP2 paper 2

Eid al Fitr / End of Ramadan

CS1A

CP1 paper 1

CS1B

CP1 paper 2

Monday 15 April

Tuesday 16 April

Wednesday 17 April

Thursday 18 April

Friday 19 April

CM2A

SP2

SP4

SP8

CM2B

SA1

SA2

SA3

SA4

SA7

CS2A

SP9

CS2B

CB2

CP3

Monday 22 April

Tuesday 23 April

Wednesday 24 April

Thursday 25 April

Friday 26 April

 CB1

SP1

SP5

SP7

Passover

Passover 

Anzac Day

 

 

Key dates

  • ASSA B200 (SA10) exam: 17 May 2024*
  • Mitigating circumstances application deadline: 20 May 2024
  • ASSA B100 (SP10) exam: 27 May 2024*
  • Registrations for ASSA B100 and B200 opens: 12 June 2024*
  • Exam results released: CS, CM, CB: 2 July 2024
  • Breakdown of marks released: CS, CM, CB: 3 July 2024
  • Exam results released: CP, SP, SA: 4 July 2024
  • Inappropriate conduct investigation outcome letters: 4 July 2024
  • Breakdown of marks released: CP, SP, SA: 5 July 2024
  • Exam appeal closing date: 26 July 2024
  • Registrations for ASSA B100 and B200 closes: 28 July 2024*
  • Inappropriate conduct appeal closing date: 4 August 2024

*Exams booked through ASSA. To find out more, see our banking curriculum FAQs

September 2024 exams

Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.

Exam dates

Monday 9 September

Tuesday 10 September

Wednesday 11 September

Thursday 12 September

Friday 13 September

CM1A

CP1 paper 1

CM1B

CP1 paper 2

CS1A

CP2 paper 1

CS1B

CP2 paper 2

CB2

CP3

Monday 16 September

Tuesday 17 September

Wednesday 18 September

Thursday 19 September

Friday 20 September

Mawlid an Nabi / The Prophet’s Birthday

CM2A

SP2

SP4

SP8

CM2B

SA1

SA2

SA3

SA4

SA7

CS2A

SP6

SP9

CS2B

Monday 23 September

Tuesday 24 September

Wednesday 25 September

Thursday 26 September

Friday 27 September

CB1

SP1

SP5

SP7

 

No exams

No exams

No exams

No exams

Key dates

  • Deadline to apply for membership or reinstatement of lapsed membership (to book an exam in September 2024): 17 June 2024
  • Exam entry available: 8 July 2024
  • Exam entry available (non-members): 15 July 2024
  • Exam entry closing date: 26 July 2024
  • Joining instructions available: 26 August 2024
  • Qualification Handbook published: 1 September 2024
  • Exams start: 9 September 2024
  • Exams end: 23 September 2024
  • Membership subscription fees due: 1 October 2024
  • ASSA B200 (SA10) exam: 16 October 2024*
  • Mitigating circumstances application deadline: 21 October 2024
  • ASSA B100 (SP10) exam: 30 November 2024*
  • Exam results released: CS, CM, CB: 3 December 2024
  • Exam results released: CP, SP, SA: 5 December 2024
  • Inappropriate conduct investigation outcome letters: 5 December 2024
  • Exam appeal closing date: 27 December 2024
  • Inappropriate conduct appeal closing date: 5 January 2025

*Exams booked through ASSA. To find out more, see our banking curriculum FAQs

April 2025 exams

Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.

Exam dates

Monday
7 April

Tuesday
8 April

Wednesday 
9 April

Thursday 
10 April

Friday
11 April

CB2

CM1A

CP2 paper 1

CM1B

CP2 paper 2

CS2A

CP1 paper 1

CS2B

CP1 paper 2

Monday
14 April

Tuesday
15 April

Wednesday 
16 April

Thursday 
17 April

Friday
18 April

Passover

CS1A

SP2

SP4

SP8

CS1B

SA1

SA2

SA3

SA4

SA7

CM2A

SP1

SP5

SP7

Good Friday

Monday
21 April

Tuesday
22 April

Wednesday 
23 April

Thursday 
24 April

Friday
25 April

Easter Monday

CM2B

SP9

CB1

CP3

SP6

No exams

No exams

Key dates

  • Deadline to apply for membership or reinstatement of lapsed membership (to book an exam in April 2025): 13 January 2025
  • Exam entry available: 3 February 2025
  • Exam entry available (non-members): 10 February 2025
  • Exam entry closing date: 21 February 2025
  • Joining instructions available: 24 March 2025
  • Exams start: 7 April 2025
  • Exams end: 22 April 2025
  • Mitigating circumstances application deadline: 20 May 2025
  • Exam results released: CS, CM, CB: 1 July 2025
  • Breakdown of marks released: CS, CM, CB: 2 July 2025
  • Exam results released: CP, SP, SA: 3 July 2025
  • Breakdown of marks released: CP, SP, SA: 4 July 2025
  • Exam appeal closing date: 24 July 2025

September 2025 exams

Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.

Exam dates

Monday 8 September

Tuesday 9 September

Wednesday 10 September

Thursday 11 September

Friday 12 September

CS2A

CP1 paper 1

CS2B

CP1 paper 2

CP3

CB1

CM1A

CP2 paper 1

CM1B

CP2 paper 2

Monday 15 September

Tuesday 16 September

Wednesday 17 September

Thursday 18 September

Friday 19 September

CS1A

SP1

SP5

SP7

CS1B

SA1

SA2

SA3

SA4

SA7

 

CM2A

SP2

SP4

SP8

CM2B

SP9

CB2

SP6

Key dates

  • Deadline to apply for membership or reinstatement of lapsed membership (to book an exam in September 2025): 16 June 2025
  • Exam entry available: 7 July 2025
  • Exam entry available (non-members): 14 July 2025
  • Exam entry closing date: 25 July 2025
  • Joining instructions available: 24 June 2024
  • Exams start: 8 September 2025
  • Exams end: 19 September 2025
  • Membership subscription fees due: 1 October 2025
  • Mitigating circumstances application deadline: 17 October 2025
  • Exam results released: CS, CM, CB: 2 December 2025
  • Breakdown of marks released: CS, CM, CB: 3 December 2025
  • Exam results released: CP, SP, SA: 4 December 2025
  • Breakdown of marks released: CP, SP, SA: 5 December 2025
  • Exam appeal closing date: 2 January 2026

Applying for IFoA membership

If you would like to book onto an IFoA exam, other than CS1 or CM1, you will need to be a member of the IFoA.

If you are not currently a member of the IFoA, but you would like to book an exam, please make sure you apply to join the IFoA or that you reinstate your lapsed IFoA membership at least 3 weeks before exam booking opens.

Reinstate your lapsed IFoA membership

Find out more at: reinstate your membership.

Become a member of the IFoA

You can also find out how to join the IFoA and the benefits through our student membership page.

Further questions

If you have any further questions about applying for IFoA membership, please contact memberservices@actuaries.org.uk. The team will be happy to help.

Resources

CB3 exam application form

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Application Access arrangements

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Assessment regulations

Information on regulations, inappropriate conduct, and plagiarism.

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Qualification Handbook

General information and practical advice that will be useful in your studies.

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IFoA Examinations Handbook

Our Examinations Handbook provides you with important information you need to prepare for and sit IFoA online exams.

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