Exam CFE SDM  

Strategic Decision Making Exam
  • Average
    Pass Rate
  • Sponsoring SocietySOA
  • Dates ActiveNov 2013 - Present
  • Sittings to Date11
  • Attempts per Sitting67
  • Total Passes/Attempts324 / 740
  • Highest Pass Rate63.6% Oct-14
  • Lowest Pass Rate33.3% May-14
  • Effective Pass Rate44.2%
  • Std Dev of Pass Rate8.2%
1111861911/1/2018 12:00:00 AM83823542.242.7 1/19/2019 12:00:00 AM43.8Nov-2018
101123194/1/2018 12:00:00 AM83834453.053.0 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM44.0Apr-2018
910481911/1/2017 12:00:00 AM1011004039.640.0 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM42.7Nov-2017
8978194/1/2017 12:00:00 AM1151154640.040.0 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM43.3Apr-2017
79141911/1/2016 12:00:00 AM92923437.037.0 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM44.4Nov-2016
6846195/1/2016 12:00:00 AM73703345.247.1 8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM47.0May-2016
57781910/1/2015 12:00:00 AM70703245.745.7 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM47.7Oct-2015
4713194/1/2015 12:00:00 AM47472246.846.8 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM48.8Apr-2015
36581910/1/2014 12:00:00 AM33332163.663.6 1/24/2015 12:00:00 AM50.0Oct-2014
2607195/1/2014 12:00:00 AM2121733.333.3 7/19/2014 12:00:00 AM39.5May-2014
15451911/1/2013 12:00:00 AM22201045.550.0 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM45.5Nov-2013

Distribution of Travel Times to Designations

Number of People282224
5th percentile-4.830.33
25th percentile-2.500.58
75th percentile-0.831.17
95th percentile0.592.17



1PSOA Preliminary Exam119 59237-6.2700.0000.00237-6.273366cc
2FMSOA Preliminary Exam119 41238-5.9700.0000.00238-5.973366cc
3OC1CAS Preliminary Exam219 571-2.6700.0012.8320.08dc3912
4OC2CAS Preliminary Exam219 581-2.1700.0013.0820.46dc3912
55CAS Preliminary Exam219 31-2.0900.0000.001-2.09dc3912
66-U.S.CAS Preliminary Exam219 81-1.5900.0000.001-1.59dc3912
7ASASOA Designation319 70253-2.0820.00270.74282-1.79ff9900
8EA2FSOA Enrolled Actuary Exam419 361-3.4100.0000.001-3.41109618
9EA2LSOA Enrolled Actuary Exam419 371-3.9200.0000.001-3.92109618
10CFE FDSOA Fellowship Exam519 18259-0.9300.00270.83286-0.76990099
11CFE SDMSOA Fellowship Exam519 1900.003010.0000.003010.00990099
12ERMSOA Fellowship Exam519 38276-1.5410.00140.62291-1.43990099
13RET DAUSOA Fellowship Exam519 641-1.9100.0000.001-1.91990099
147CAS Fellowship Exam619 900.0000.0010.5010.500099c6
158CAS Fellowship Exam619 1200.0000.0010.9110.910099c6
16CERASOA Designation319 72205-1.1250.00580.85268-0.68ff9900
17FSASOA Designation319 7100.0000.002240.942240.94ff9900

Number of Years (Before)/After Passing Exam CFE SDM
click on bar to see breakdown

Note on the travel time information above:
The histograms and the above two charts (near) exclude duplicate names and include changed names. Excluding duplicate names is necessary since travel time information related to them is unreliable and nonsensical- for instance, passing exam P three years before receiving a designation.

Including changed names has an impact on the relative number of people who passed other exams vs. the given exam. Their inclusion will lower this ratio since changed names will not properly link between previous/future exam passes. However, including changed names will not affect the average travel times, since travel times of changed names are not necessarily different than those of unchanged names.

For exam CFE SDM on all sittings, there were 23 duplicate names, 56 changed names, and 6 duplicate and changed names.