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Question: If I get my CERA designation, am I also an ASA? I'm thinking not, but I heard otherwise. Not from a credible source, so I thought I'd check with an anonymous online message board.

I wouldn't be "Almighty Malachi, ASA, CERA", in otherwords, true?
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Question: If I get my CERA designation, am I also an ASA? I'm thinking not, but I heard otherwise. Not from a credible source, so I thought I'd check with an anonymous online message board.

I wouldn't be "Almighty Malachi, ASA, CERA", in otherwords, true?
yes, you would be ASA
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CERA > ASA then?

What all do you have to take to acquire the CERA letters?
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Well, CERA is another way to get an ASA.

CERA does not require a few VEEs, all the FAP stuff, and MLC. But it requires one of the FSA modules and the AFE written exam (FSA level).

Obviously, if one is already a member of the SOA, if you get CERA, then you're CERA, ASA or CERA, FSA, depending.
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Here's the official page:
http://ceraanalyst.com/requirements.asp

Of course, this year, there's an experienced practictioner's pathway:
http://ceraanalyst.com/fsa-asa.asp

Those already members of the SOA or CAS can apply via the EPP.

Most FSAs, if not eligible via EPP, would have to take only the AFE exam.
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Wait, so you don't need to fulfill the ASA requirements before going for your FSA?
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Wait, so you don't need to fulfill the ASA requirements before going for your FSA?
Uh, where did I say that?

There are two different ways you can get to ASA now. If you want FSA, and you went the CERA route, you're still going to need to get MLC, FAP, and the missing VEEs.
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the FSA requirements are unchanged. so you'd have to get the FAP and the other stuff that is "missing" when you got the CERA.
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Ah, I think I see the source of confusion (maybe).

People who currently have an FSA, if they haven't already qualified for CERA (by taking ERM track), and aren't credentialed via EPP, would have to take one 6-hour written exam: the AFE.

This year, as an experiment, the AFE is being administered in the fall in addition to its usual spring sitting. I have been told that there are FSAs sitting the AFE this fall so as to qualify for the CERA.
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