CERA and risk management

The IFoA believes that CERA global credential comprehensively provides actuaries with their global needs in risk management.

The CERA credential provides risk professionals with strong ERM knowledge that drives better business decisions. Professional, ethical, and trusted, with impeccable standards and integrity, a professional with the CERA credential is able to communicate ideas effectively and is qualified to play varying roles within an organisation, from risk manager to chief risk officer and more.

If you are a member of the IFoA and want to know how you can obtain the CERA credential you will find information on our plan your study route page.


What former students say

To learn more from those who have studied the subject and now work in the area, visit the CERA Global Association website.

Jack May comments on his experience on the subject:

“My advice to someone considering studying for the qualification – go for it! Regardless of the actual qualification itself, the background, information and skills that you gain just from studying the material really are invaluable. The fact that it comes with the CERA accreditation as well is really just the icing on the cake.”

Read Jack May’s blog


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In this short video hear from 3 members of the IFoA as they talk about why they chose to sit SP9 and the impact they believe the CERA designation will have on their careers:

Lifelong learners are motivated to never stop learning

Take time to reflect and plan before you begin any new projects

Reflect: check the competencies against your current role and future ambitions

Plan: identify exactly what skills and knowledge you need and how best to acquire them

Do: take courses, read articles, find a mentor, look online, volunteer

Record: write down everything you do, how far it met your objectives, the impact on your work