Membership Requirements

A candidate for any class of membership must be highly proficient in the scientific and practical application of the mathematics of financial contingencies and of other techniques relating directly or indirectly thereto; and have professional and business qualifications, moral character, and ethics that are beyond reproach.

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Membership Classes

Fellow

A candidate for membership as a Fellow must, as of his or her date of application, be substantially engaged in consulting actuarial practice; in work as an actuary of a governmental unit; in work as an Enrolled Actuary; in work at an insurance company; or in teaching actuarial science and satisfy any one of the following three independent criteria:

(1) Have completed six years of experience in responsible actuarial work, three of which are in actuarial consulting, and attained the designation of ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuaries), or ACAS (Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society), or EA (Enrolled Actuary), or MAAA (Member of the American Academy of Actuaries), or MSPA (Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries) or the equivalent designation for any international actuarial organization accepted by the Board of Directors of the CCA;

(2) Have been an active member in the CCA for a period of three consecutive years after attainment of the Associate membership designation, be in good standing, and practicing as a consultant; or

(3) Have attained the designation of FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries), FCAS (Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society), or FSPA (Fellow of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries), or the equivalent designation for any international actuarial organization accepted by the Board of Directors of the CCA.

Additionally, applicants must meet such other qualifications and requirements as may be required from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Associate

A candidate for membership as an Associate must, as of his or her date of application:

(1) Have attained the designation of ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuaries), or ACAS (Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society), or EA (Enrolled Actuary), or MAAA (Member of the American Academy of Actuaries), or MSPA (Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries); or the equivalent designation for any international actuarial organization accepted by the Board of Directors of the CCA; and

(2) Meet such other qualifications and requirements as may be required from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Membership for Non-SOA/CAS Credentialed Actuaries

All actuaries not credentialed by the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society are required to sign off on a form acknowledging professional awareness of the Qualification Standards and professionalism for actuaries prior to processing his/her application (required by the International Actuarial Association). Click here to review the web page "Professionalism for U.S. Actuaries, Outline of Concepts and Structure." The acknowledgement form is linked to the end of the page.

Dues

Annual dues shall be payable for a full calendar year or for any part of a calendar year during which the person was a member of the CCA, provided that when a person is admitted as a member after the Annual Meeting of any year, the dues shall apply for the calendar year beginning on the succeeding January 1.

Current Dues:

  • Fellows and Associates -- $425
  • Federal Government Employees; Special Waivers: 50% off of full dues - $212.50

Dues to the Conference of Consulting Actuaries are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes. Dues payments may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

Dues Special Waiver

Special Waivers are available to members who are no longer "substantially engaged*" in actuarial work, either due to retirement, temporary unemployment, or disability. Dues are equal to 50% of current dues and are deductible from the Annual Meeting fee, Enrolled Actuaries Conference fee or Healthcare Meeting fee should you choose to attend.

To request a Special Waiver of dues, please contact the CCA office. Members must reapply annually to receive this partial waiver. When making your request, please acknowledge if you have (or have not) satisfied the CPD Requirement for Membership.

*Substantially engaged is defines as engaged 15 hours per month in January of the year or if the member expects to be so engaged an average of 15 hours per month during the calendar year.

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Designation Maintenance

An active actuary or retired actuary who wishes to use their CCA designation without alteration must participate in the Continuing Education Requirement for Membership in order to maintain his or her CCA designation.

A retired actuary who does not participate in the Continuing Education Requirement for Membership can continue to use his or her current CCA designation with the addition of "-R" attached to the designation (FCA-R or ACA-R).