Non Members

Welcome to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Here you will find information about sitting our exams as a non-member; becoming a student member and sitting further exams.

You can register and book IFoA CS1 and CM1 examinations as a non-member.

If you would like to take an exam of the IFoA as a non-member you can take either the CS1 or CM1 exam.

Please note that non-member registrations are only for those who have never held an IFoA account. Resigned and lapsed members cannot register as a non-member to sit an exam and will need to reinstate their membership.

Before you can book your first IFoA exam as a non-member, you will need to register. Find out how to register and then book your first IFoA exam

You can find out more about IFoA examinations, including information on preparing for, booking and sitting IFoA examinations on our IFoA exams web page

To book an IFoA examination please visit our Book your Exam web page.

You can apply to become a student member all year round, however in time for exam sitting there are admission application deadlines.

How much will it cost me to become a student member?

You can find a list full list of our membership fees on our Membership fees and subscriptions table.  

You will also need to pay a non-refundable application fee of £50.

Please be aware that the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) membership subscription year runs from 1 October to 30 September each year, regardless of your joining date.

Please note: If you have passed one of these examinations as a non-member, you will not be able to take any further IFoA examinations until you become a Student member.

Non-member exams Q&As

Read our exam questions and answers (Q&As) for information on:

  • examination dates
  • registering and booking for the examination
  • examination cost and payment
  • examination permits
  • examination study and preparation
  • examination changes and updates

The CM1 Exam

Find out about the CM1 Exam (Actuarial Mathematics)

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The CS1 Exam

Find out about the CS1 Exam (Actuarial Statistics)

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Exam and other fees

Fees for all the education services
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Non-member registration form

Guide to completing your non-member exam registration application.
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Key dates

Exam dates, exam entry dates, results release dates, and other key learning dates.
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Your exam day

Things to remember on the day

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Contact us

Contact us

If you have any questions about membership please email us or call us on +44 (0) 131 240 1325. Response times can be found in our membership FAQs.

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