The Foundation Program – the crucial grounding

The Foundation Program is the first stage in your pathway to becoming an actuary.

It consists of six subjects across three main modules:

  • Actuarial Statistics (CS).
  • Actuarial Mathematics (CM).
  • Business Finance & Economics (CB).

The Foundation Program can be completed by:

  • Studying at one of eight accredited universities (seven in Australia and one in New Zealand).
  • Distance study - sitting the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) examinations offered through the Actuaries Institute OR credit transfer from another actuarial society.

What you need to know and do

You will need to keep track of dates for enrolments, exams, and results.

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