Professionalism Course

The Professionalism Course focuses on the Institute's Code of Professional Conduct and its practical applications, the ethical requirements of being an actuary and the dilemmas actuaries are likely to face in practice. It provides members with an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a professional and aims to explain the obligations, risks and legal responsibilities of members of the actuarial profession. 

The Professionalism Course will cease at the end of 2019. From 2020, students will need to complete the Communications, Modelling and Professionalism (CMP) subject to qualify as an Associate or Fellow, refer to the Transition Rules.

Read more about the exciting new CMP course on Actuaries Digital.


The following courses are currently approved as the equivalent of the Actuaries Institute’s Professionalism Course for the purpose of meeting our requirements for Associates and Fellows until 31 December 2019:

  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Professional Skills Course;
  • Society of Actuaries (SoA) Fellowship Admissions Course; and
  • Actuarial Society of South Africa’s (ASSA) Fellowship Professionalism Course.