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Start date: Summer, Fall, Spring

Learning Format: Online/On Campus


Contact: UVM Continuing and Distance

Pre-Actuarial Certificate

Offered Online and On Campus

Actuary consistently ranks in the top 10 of all US jobs. No graduate degree is required, and the role promises high salary and job-growth potential.

UVM’s Pre-Actuarial Certificate is for individuals with strong math skills and an undergraduate degree who want to pass the Actuarial Science certification exams and work as an actuary. Courses are ideal for professionals with strong quantitative backgrounds and an interest in this field.

Jeff found a rewarding career in Actuarial Science after completing UVM's Pre-Actuarial Certificate. Read about his professional development journey!

Whether you prefer learning in the convenience of your own desktop, with the discipline of a classroom, or a little bit of both, these classes are specifically designed to prepare you for your Actuarial Science exams. They are offered entirely online, entirely in the classroom, or a combination of both- you know what you need to succeed and UVM’S Pre-Actuarial Certificate is here to help you do just that!

Many students begin working as actuaries after passing the initial exams. Companies often pay for employees’ remaining exams or offer salary increases for each exam passed.

Traditionally, actuaries worked in insurance. Now they’re working in healthcare, consulting, business, and government. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website for employment, salary, and certification information.

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UVM Lecturer Joseph Kudrle made a great podcast about becoming an actuary. For more information, visit:

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