SA4 is one of the seven Specialist Applications (SA) subjects. You need to pass one of the SA subjects; no exemptions are available.
There are two opportunities each year to sit this exam: in April, and in September/October
For the April exam sitting, bookings will open in January/February each year; for the September/October exam sitting, bookings will open in July. Exam bookings are open for a limited period for each exam, and you must make your application by the closing date given on the form. You will need to pay the exam fee when you apply for the exam.
The Actuarial Education Company (ActEd), provides study material and tuition for this subject
The exams will be based on the syllabus as supported by the core reading. The ActEd course material will be the main source of tuition as it expands on the core reading. However, if you need clarification on some points, or want to read further, then you may find it useful to consult the texts suggested on the resources page to get a different viewpoint.
The recommended study time for this exam is 300 hours depending on your past educational background in the subject.
- 28 August 2018
- 23 August 2017
- 27 June 2018
- 29 January 2018
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