Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Probability Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAExam P 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.
Jon LaiExam P Product ManagerM.S.
I've been connected with Coaching Actuaries since my last semester at Drake University in the fall of 2012. I enjoy learning about a plethora of things, particularly on YouTube. Answering questions gives me a lot of insight to the topic being explained as well as the way people think. It is thrilling when a concept clicks in my head, or when I see it click in others.
30 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions
December 12, 2023 (Midnight CST)
January 11-22, 2024
None. P is an ideal first exam for aspiring actuaries, along with Exam FM. Note that P requires knowledge of basic univariate calculus.
P is offered 6 times per year in the odd months (January, March, etc.).
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.
“If you love math, start with Exam P. If you love finance, start with FM.”
“Understand the concepts as much as possible rather than memorizing them. Work on more practice problems to learn the method to tackle different types of questions.”
"P is uniquely challenging because there are usually many different ways to solve a single problem. Students become more prone to making mistakes due to this. Thus, it's best to stick to one strategy, but you'll need to determine what that will be."
"Stay calm during the exam, even if you see questions you don't know. Remember, you don't need to get every question right to pass. Just try to get those you know right, because every question is weighted equally."
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 P was the first exam you’ve taken, you should take FM next, the other introductory exam. If you have passed FM, your next exam will depend on the actuarial society from which you wish to earn your designation.
MAS-I is the next exam on your path to the ACAS designation.