Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Short Term Actuarial Mathematics Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAExam STAM 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.
Terence Chow, ASA, CFAExam STAM Product ManagerPursuing FSA via the QFI Track
I graduated from Drake University in 2012 and have been working at Coaching Actuaries ever since. I'm equal parts actuary, math geek, amateur baker, and Harry Potter nerd, not necessarily in that order. I love answering questions about how to prepare for an exam or which exam to take next!
35 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions
September 4, 2019 (Midnight CST)
October 3-9, 2019
Exam P. Exam STAM is built on concepts from P, covering more technical topics that require mastery of Probability.
STAM is offered three times per year, with sittings in February, June, and October.
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.
"Many topics on the exam are application-based. In going through the exam material, focus on understanding as much as possible from a big-picture perspective."
"If you've taken a CBT exam before, the format won't surprise you on Exam Day. I was pretty much used to the Prometric CBT experience by the time I took this exam's previous version (Exam C), having taken P, FM, and MFE at the same testing center."
"Be prepared to do some heavy calculus. I highly recommend you use the TI-30XS MultiView calculator for this exam."
"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."
Unlike some of the other CBT exams, STAM currently does not give you 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.
If you haven't yet taken Exam LTAM, we'd recommend you take that exam next.
If you've already taken LTAM, you will need to take Exam SRM (unless you've obtained transfer credit for it via VEE Applied Stats), obtain your remaining VEE credits, complete your PA and FAP modules, and fulfill your APC requirement in order to attain your ASA designation.