Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the short-term component of the Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAExam FAM Video CoachAttained FSA via the ILA Track
I’ve been helping aspiring actuaries for more than 20 years. When I’m not teaching, I like to read, run, and listen to good math stories. When I was preparing for the actuarial exams, there was nothing like Coaching Actuaries. Now, we combine teaching and technology to guide the next generation of actuarial students.
Tong Khon Teh, FSA, CFAVP of ProductAttained FSA via the QFI Track
I have taught different undergraduate actuarial science courses and exam prep courses at Drake University since 2010. I received my FSA in 2016 and am currently the Product Manager for Coaching Actuaries overseeing several products. I love helping students understand challenging concepts and raise their odds of passing the exams! In my free time, I enjoy cross-training and hanging out with good company over wine and food.
20 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions
September 6, 2022 (Midnight CST)
October 4-10, 2022
FAM-S will only be offered six times: October 2022, March 2023, July 2023, November 2023, March 2024, and July 2024.
Learn more about how to register for official SOA exams on their website.
Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.
"Many topics on the exam are application-based. In going through the exam material, focus on understanding as much as possible from a big-picture perspective."
"If you've taken a CBT exam before, the format won't surprise you on Exam Day. I was pretty much used to the Prometric CBT experience by the time I took this exam's previous version (Exam C), having taken P, FM, and MFE at the same testing center."
"Don't be afraid to skip questions. The CBT platform makes it easy for you to mark a question and come back to it later. Make sure to give yourself enough time to ace easy questions that may be at the end of your exam. Remember, easy questions are worth just as much as hard questions."
Because this is a new exam, results for the first several administrations will not be instantaneous. Results will be released on the SOA website about 8 weeks after each testing window ends.