About Exam SRM

Exam Overview

35 Questions

Computer-Based, Multiple-Choice Test

3.5 Hours

Exam Duration

January 3-9, 2018

Next Available Sitting

November 27, 2018

Registration Deadline (Register by Midnight US Central Time)

Before the Exam

  • Exams You Should Pass First

    P and FM. You should take these introductory exams before attempting a more advanced exam like SRM. Exam SRM also assumes you have already mastered the materials in Exam P.

  • Exam SRM Offerings

    SRM was offered for the first time in September 2018. It is offered three times per year, with sittings in January, May, and September.

  • How Do I Register?

    1. Register online at www.soa.org before the registration deadline.
    2. Wait 3-5 business days to receive an email confirmation letter.
    3. Schedule a seat a Prometric Center.

    Learn more about how to register for official SOA exams on their website.

  • Highest-Weighted Concepts

    Questions related to these concepts will appear frequently on the exam.

    1. Linear Models
    2. Time Series Models

Exam Day

  • What to Bring:

    • A government-issued photo ID that includes a signature
    • Recommended Calculator: TI-30XS MultiView (See Other Options)
  • Tip from Coach Terence, ASA

    “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.”

After the Exam

  • Getting Your Exam Results

    Because SRM is a new exam, 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.

  • Next Steps 

    If you haven't yet taken Exam LTAM or STAM, we'd recommend you take that exam next.

    If you've already taken LTAM and STAM, you will need to obtain your remaining VEE credits, take exam PA, complete your FAP modules, and fulfill your APC requirement in order to attain your ASA designation.