Who is this course for?

I know how it feels to be stuck as a beginner or intermediate actuary. It can be difficult to stand out in such a crowded job market. You may have the qualifications, but without the right experience or knowledge, it can be tough to make your name in the life insurance industry. 

In fact, I wasn't much different from you when I moved to the US back in 2011. Since I didn't have much US-based experience, skills, and knowledge, landing an actuarial job seemed like a pipe dream. 

After facing a few rejections, I wasn't sure if I would be easily able to get a job hereI would be lying If I say that it was easy to break into this intimidating industry and scale up. 

Not only is it frustrating to get stuck in a job that doesn't utilize your full potential, but it can also limit your earning potential and career advancement opportunities. You may be passed over for promotions or miss out on the chance to work on high-profile projects.
After making gazillion mistakes, years of lessons learned the hard way and acquiring the right knowledge plus skills to be a part of the actuarial community, I was able to not only land a job, but also get promoted to a higher position. 

With 15 years of experience in the actuarial field, starting my journey in 2008 and becoming a fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 2014, I today have over a decade of consulting, insurance, audit & software experience.

Reaching this level of expertise took a great deal of effort, and time.

You can do it within 5 hours with this course, packed with the right knowledge and skills you need to get in and climb up in the actuarial industry.
It doesn’t matter who you are:
  • An aspiring actuary looking to step into the life insurance industry.
  • A student with a dream to land a well-paying job in life insurance but don’t know where to start.
  • An intermediate actuary with plans to excel in your career and have professional growth. 

This online "Life Actuarial Course" is specifically designed for beginner and intermediate actuaries like you, who want to increase their knowledge and skills in the life insurance industry. 

I have shared my 15 years of knowledge and experience with you through this course, so that you too can overcome the obstacles of being a sought after Life actuary. This course will not only gear you up for your next actuarial job interview but to also give you the right weapons to fight the competition and get to the top in your current actuarial job.

You'll Learn:

  • How life insurance products are priced.

  • How different types of reserves are calculated for Life products.

  • How actuarial assumptions are derived.

  • What actuaries do in M&A

  • Data analytics, Reinsurance, Taxes etc.

Benefits of the course:

  • Helps getting an actuarial job for students and entry level actuaries

  • Get more confident when interacting with various actuarial departments.

  • Get promoted and advance your actuarial career.

  • Helps switching actuarial areas, companies or departments.

  • Validate your current ongoing work and projects by self-check quizzes and downloadable spreadsheets.

  • Generate a certificate at the end of the course. It will help in career advancement (both in terms of getting promoted within your company or moving into a new area), as well as getting CPD credits (for qualified actuaries).

  • Get access to a community of fellow life actuaries where you can submit questions and comments about the course.

This course includes:

  • Introduction

  • Who is this course for?

  • How to get a job as a life Insurance actuary

  • Practice areas of a life Insurance actuary

  • Difference Between Life Insurance Vs. Life Reinsurance Actuary

  • Life Insurance

  • Overview of Valuation Methodologies

  • Principles Based Reserves (PBR)

  • Long Duration Target Improvements (LDTI)

  • International Financial Reporting Standards 17 (IFRS17)

  • Profit Measure

  • Pricing

  • Actuarial Assumptions

  • Tax Reserves

  • Reinsurance

  • Data Analytics

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Course features:

  • HD Quality bite-sized videos

    Enjoy and learn with 5 hours of video lessons using slides

  • Available for lifetime

    The course materials are available for lifetime, and you can access them at anytime

  • Learn at your own pace

    Complete the course at your own pace

  • Gain access to additional materials

    Spreadsheets included for download

  • Gain access to community and spaces

    Submit questions and comments to participate in the community and meet other actuaries

  • Certificate

    Generate a certificate at the end of course completion

Learn the fundamentals of Actuarial Science and Prepare for Your Day-To-Day Work as a Life Actuary.

This course isn't just about memorizing formulas, but also about understanding the business environment in which you operate. After completing this course, you'll be able to know what makes a good actuarial job candidate, and answer any questions that may come up during your career. 

You'll also have access to our community where other students can ask questions or share experiences with each other. Our course is self-paced and accessible from anywhere, making it easy to fit into your busy schedule.

Plus, with lifetime access, you can revisit the material as often as you need. 

Easy to follow lessons:  

Supportive community of life actuaries:  

Professional Certificate:  

Downloadable Spreadsheets:  

Self Paced:  

Lifetime Access:   

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Don't Let Your Lack of Experience Or Knowledge Hold You Back Any Longer. 

"Life Actuarial Course" currently available at 50% off

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the primary audience for this course?

    The primary audience for this course are actuarial students, entry level actuaries and intermediate actuaries with 1 to 4 years of experience. However I believe Associates and Fellows will find certain modules to be beneficial, especially where they do not have prior experience on, and they can claim CPD credits for those.

  • Are spreadsheets available to be downloaded with the course for free?

    Yes. Many modules such as LDTI, PBR, IFRS17, Profit Measures, Experience Studies, Reinsurance etc. have spreadsheets included with them for download.

  • Is there an expiration date for the course?

    No. The course will be available for lifetime.

  • If I’m an Associate or Fellow, can I claim CPD credits for the time spent on this course?

    Under the US Qualification Standard (USQS) or the SOA CPD Requirement, this would be self-study credit (called “other” credit in the USQS.). The amount of credit would be based on how long it took someone to complete the course. CPD is supposed to be earned for something that broadens or expands actuary’s knowledge. For example if a valuation actuary attends the pricing lesson and it broadens their pricing knowledge, they’ll have to make sure they only claim the time spent on the pricing course.

  • I have questions related to the online course. How can I reach out?

    If you have any questions related to purchasing the course, or any other issues in general related to the website, please reach out to [email protected]

  • Are there any pre-requisites for the course?

    Although there are no pre-requisites per se, the course expects the attendee has the basic level understanding of actuarial science, and has already either started pursuing the actuarial profession or started taking the exams. Fresh college graduates with no prior actuarial interest will find some lessons to be technical.

Take the First Step Towards Landing Your Dream Job and Advancing Your Career In The Life Insurance Industry


Syed Raza, FSA, MAAA, is the founder and president of Actuarial 360 Solutions, which provides actuarial consulting services for life insurance companies. He has over 15 years of consulting, life insurance, software and audit firm experience covering financial services and risk management for life insurance companies. His key areas of expertise include modeling, valuation, pricing, financial reporting, data analytics, actuarial software conversions and experience studies. Syed also provides due diligence and expert witness services. Syed started his actuarial career at Pak-Qatar Family Takaful, a then-new venture in Karachi, Pakistan. After holding manager level roles at the company, Syed went on to lead the actuarial department at Pak-Qatar. He later moved to Dubai to work for the regional office of MetLife as an Associate Actuary. Syed has been working in consulting, insurance, and actuarial software roles since after moving to the U.S. back in 2011. Most recently, Syed worked as an actuarial consultant for Ernst & Young LLP for four years. Syed started Actuarial 360 Solutions in Feb 2021 as an independent actuarial contractor. Syed is an active participant in industry engagements and local actuarial clubs, and frequently authors articles for various actuarial publications.