Columbia’s Certification of Professional Achievement in Actuarial Science is offered entirely online on a part-time basis. The curriculum is comprised of four courses. Each course is worth three points toward the 12 point certification total.
Successful completion of the certification is grade-based as there is no thesis requirement or qualifying exam. All requirements must be completed within three years (six consecutive terms, summer excluded).
Students are required to maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). Every course creditable toward the certification must be taken for a letter grade. Courses with a grade below a C will not count toward the completion of the certification.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.