Interactive Study Manual for SOA Exam FAM-S (Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics Short-term)

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About Exam FAM-S

The FAM Exam is a two part exam. FAM-S–the short-term section of this examination–provides an introduction to modeling and covers important actuarial methods that are useful in modeling. It will also introduce candidates to the foundational principles of ratemaking and reserving for short-term coverages. A thorough knowledge of calculus, probability (as covered in Exam P), and mathematical statistics (as covered in VEE Mathematical Statistics) is assumed.

  • 3.5 hours in length and consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. It is offered via computer–based testing (CBT).
  • FAM is offered 3x per year (March, July & November)
  • FAM-L (Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics – Long-Term)
  • FAM-S (Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics – Short-Term)

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