International Students

International Student FAQs

The CAS has an expanding global reach – while 83 percent of CAS members live in the United States and 10 percent in Canada, the remaining 7 percent are distributed across the rest of the world, including concentrations in Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe. CAS credentials continue to be trusted and recognized by employers around the globe as the premier property and casualty (general insurance) actuarial credentials.

Are you a student attending a university outside of the United States? CAS recognizes exams from many different international actuarial organizations; more details are available on the Earning CAS Credentials webpage.

The CAS also offers resources for international students and candidates, including fee discounts for your exams and study kits. Below you can find the commonly asked questions and answers about the CAS fee discount program:

I am a candidate and want to know if I qualify for the fee discount program?

If you are living in a foreign country on our list of qualifying countries, you can apply to the fee discount program, as long as you meet the other requirements found on the CAS website.

I have filled out my application for the fee discount, what is next?

Email the application to Dustin Larson and he will process the registration and send you a registration form for the current exam sitting.

Are there discounted study kits?

Yes, you should email Dustin Larson using the same contact information for a fee discount order form.

How much are the fee discount exams?

It depends on if you work in the financial field or not, look at the second page of the exam registration form, and see which price bracket you fall into.

I have a question regarding waivers and the process, what do I do?

The CAS website has more information about waivers and the process.