Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Statistics for Risk Modeling Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAExam SRM 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.
Jon LaiExam SRM Product ManagerM.S.
I've been connected with Coaching Actuaries since my last semester at Drake University in the fall of 2012. I enjoy learning about a plethora of things, particularly on YouTube. Answering questions gives me a lot of insight to the topic being explained as well as the way people think. It is thrilling when a concept clicks in my head, or when I see it click in others.
35 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions
August 8, 2023 (Midnight CST)
September 5-11, 2023
SRM is offered three times per year, with sittings in January, May, and September.
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.
"SRM is the least computationally-intensive preliminary exam. A big chunk of its questions will test your comprehension of the concepts. If you're used to questions asking for a numerical answer, you'll need to change your strategy and make sure you have a good understanding of the big picture."
“If you’ve taken a CBT exam before, the format won’t surprise you on Exam Day. However, if you’re taking this exam at a testing center different from the one you’re used to, make sure to make travel arrangements in advance and plan for possible delays.”
"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."
You will not receive an unofficial Pass-Fail result immediately after you finish. (The SOA has stated that instantaneous results will eventually be available.)
After approximately 8 to 11 weeks, the SOA will release the list of passing candidates' ID numbers. A few days after this list has been published, you will be able to see your final score in your official SOA transcript when you log into the SOA website.
We recommend that you take FAM next, after which you will need to choose between ALTAM and ASTAM. If you've passed LTAM or STAM, you'll be eligible to take FAM-S or FAM-L, respectively, instead of the full FAM.
You will also need to take PA if you haven't already, obtain your VEE credits, complete your modules (Pre-Actuarial Foundations, Actuarial Science Foundations, FAP), and fulfill your APC requirement in order to attain your ASA designation.