Becoming a Fellow/Accredited Member

A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA) is a fully-qualified actuary. Fellows can sit on Institute committees, stand for Council and vote in Council elections and at Annual General Meetings. The FIAA qualification is recognised in many countries and is held in high esteem throughout Australia and internationally.

Fellowship applications are approved by Council.

Qualifying as a Fellow

To achieve the designation of Fellow, you must:

  • Achieve the Associate designation (pass the Foundation and Actuary programs).
  • Pass each of the three Fellowship modules.
  • Do a further year of supervised work experience.
  • Or, be a Fellow at an overseas association with mutual recognition.

All subjects are online and are taught and assessed by the Actuaries Institute. Find out more about the Fellowship program.  

Becoming a Fellow from an overseas association 

The Actuaries Institute currently holds mutual recognition agreements with various actuarial associations. If you are qualified as a Fellow and belong to an association with mutual recognition, you can apply to become a Fellow/Accredited Member. 

Associations with mutual recognition include:

If you belong to an overseas association without mutual recognition, join the community as an Affiliate Member.

How to apply

If you meet the Fellow criteria above, complete the Membership Application form: Apply to become a Fellow

Send your completed application via email to, or post it to Actuaries Institute, Level 2, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. 

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