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Please note that all prep tools for FM are designed for the new syllabus taking effect in Summer 2017.

Learn the Core Basics

Our Online Manual covers all 7 sections and 26 topics of the new FM exam syllabus.

See Detailed Examples

Coach’s Remarks and Calculator Notes hone in on the details you need.

Master the Material

Everything in the manual is dedicated to helping you pass the exam.

“The entire Coaching Actuaries team has rethought how to create an actuarial manual.”
Dave Kester
FSA, MAAA, Video Instructor



Our web-based format ensures our manual is easy to read on any device.

Dynamic Content

Always current material, all in one place. No errata, no new editions.

Exam-Focused Material

Clear, concise explanations so you can focus on what you need to know to pass.

Engaging Visuals

Colorful images, graphs, timelines, and more help you visualize the concepts.


Online Manual

Introductory Price
All of these useful features:
All 7 Sections and 26 Topics of Exam FM
150+ Detailed Examples
60+ Coach’s Remarks
180 Day Access

Videos + Online Manual

Introductory Price
All the features of the manual, plus:
In-Depth Video Lessons

Try the Online Manual for Free
Section 1 Only

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I use the Online Manual?

    As you progress through the Online Manual, we encourage you to attempt the examples yourself, even if you have seen the answer. If the manual seems to gloss over a mathematical technique, check the prerequisites in the appendix, if available. At the end of each subsection, work a few practice problems before moving on; Adapt quizzes are recommended here. You are encouraged to make your own notes and/or formula sheet, which can be done while studying or after completing the manual. To assist in planning your study, we suggest using our study schedule.

  • Are practice problems included in the Online Manual?

    ‚ÄčNo. We believe the best way to practice is through Adapt.

  • Are the examples in the Online Manual similar to the difficulty/style of exam problems?

    ‚ÄčNot necessarily. The examples are designed to help illustrate a concept, application of formulas, etc. They may or may not resemble exam problems. For problems similar to the exams, we recommend using Adapt.

  • Does the Online Manual cover everything I need to know for the exam?

    Yes, it includes a complete coverage of the syllabus and all the necessary information and concepts to pass the exam.

  • Can I print the Online Manual or read it offline? If so, how?

    Yes. You can print the Online Manual (by subsections) from your browser or save it as PDF. However, note that there may be formatting differences between the online version and the saved PDF. As noted above, keep in mind that updates to the Online Manual are made instantaneously online without notice.

  • What is the difference between the manual and the official textbook?

    The textbook presents the relevant concepts but is not written for the purpose of exam prep. Our Online Manual is exam-focused and teaches you how to pass the exam.

  • What is the difference between the Online Manual and the Video Lessons?

    Some students study better through reading, while some prefer having an instructor walk through the concepts. The Video Lessons are designed to assist the second group of students. The Video Lessons are based on the Online Manual, but contain more visually-oriented examples and explanations. In addition, the Video Lessons are not as detailed as the manual on minor areas, such as proofs.

  • Will there be updates to the manual through newer editions or versions?

    Not through newer editions or versions. All updates and fixes to the manual will appear immediately once entered into the system. Thus, you will always have the latest and greatest.

  • System Requirements

    We strive to support the last 2 versions of all modern browsers.
    Works on updated devices with iOS or Android OS.
    Requires an active internet connection.

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