Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Financial Mathematics Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAExam FM 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 FM, IFM, LTAM, and CFA courses. I love helping students understand challenging concepts and raise their odds in passing the exams! In my free time, I enjoy cross-training and hanging out with colleagues and friends over wine and beer.
35 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions (for exams before Oct 2022)
30 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions (for exams in Oct 2022 and beyond)
July 5, 2022 (Midnight CST)
3 Hours (for exams before Oct 2022)
2.5 Hours (for exams in Oct 2022 and beyond)
August 3-14, 2022 (last sitting of current syllabus)
None. FM is an ideal first exam for aspiring actuaries, along with Exam P.
FM is offered 6 times per year in the even months (February, April, etc.).
Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.
“Be friends with your BA II Plus calculator. Know how to use the TVM keys.”
“Once you understand the basic principles and business terms, it’s a pretty “straight-forward” exam.”
“Two hours into the exam, I was struggling to recall formulas. I thought I was going to fail. But then I decided to just start writing down formulas as they came to me for each question, then solving them to see if my answer matched one of the possible choices. I got a 9.”
After you complete your exam, you will receive a preliminary Pass-Fail result. This is not your official final result.
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.
If FM was the first exam you’ve taken, you should take P next, the other introductory exam. If you have passed P, your next exam will depend on the actuarial society from which you wish to earn your designation.
MAS-Iis the next exam on your path to the ACAS designation.