The Institute of Actuaries of Japan



The CERA Enterprise Risk Management credential is the most comprehensive and rigorous globally-recognised Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) designation.

In November 2009, 14 actuarial education organisations from around the world took the unprecedented step of agreeing to collaborate to develop and administer a new qualification in ERM, the Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary* (CERA) – a ground breaking achievement, and the birth of the Global CERA Treaty.
Go to Global CERA credential – Announcement.

The CERA Global Association (CGA) grants actuarial organisations the right to award the global CERA qualification to individual actuaries who have satisfied the requisite education and training requirements set out in the CERA Global Treaty.

The Institute of Actuaries of Japan is an award signatory for CERA.

Why choose CERA?

The CERA qualification provides risk professionals with strong ERM knowledge that drives better business decisions. Professional, ethical and trusted, with impeccable standards and integrity, a professional with the CERA qualification is able to effectively communicate ideas with leadership and is qualified to play varying roles within an organisation, from risk manager to chief risk officer and more.

How can I get the CERA qualification?

Members of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan can be eligible to receive the CERA qualification if they:

  • are Fellows of the IAJ.
  • pass CERA Examination (ST9) organized by the IAJ.
  • complete CERA seminar organized by the IAJ.

CERA's dedicated website

To find out how CERA can enhance your career opportunities, go to the CERA global website.


Should you have a question, please contact, Secretary of the ERM Qualification Committee.

*All signatories to the Treaty use the acronym 'CERA', but CERA variously translates as one of the following, according to local requirements:

  • Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst
  • Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary
  • Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst
  • Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary

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The Institute of Actuaries of Japan

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