The answer is an absolute yes! You can take the exam just as easily as you can take the traditional test from your local library. In fact, you can prepare even better by taking the APA course online and then taking the test at the same time. If you find yourself with enough time and energy, you may even consider taking the exam multiple times before you submit it for scoring.
You may have heard that online exams are easier than they used to be. That might be true. But this is still a skill that is going to take some time to develop. And the key to success is practice. Taking an online test just as the way you study for the bar exam is not the same as just typing away on a computer keyboard. You still have to move your body, use your hands, pay attention, and do some real work on the actuarial science test pages.
What if I told you that you don’t have to pay someone to take my online test for you? Well, you could do exactly that! In fact, this is exactly what I did to prepare for my state bar exam in February. (I didn’t pay anyone to take my online tests either!)
The first step in taking an online course for any subject is to research the course, make sure it is accredited, and read the reviews written by other people who have taken the course. Then you should contact the state licensing board and find out what forms of consent you will need to get in to take the state bar exam. You will probably also need to fill out the application for the course. This can vary state-to-state, so make sure you do the research ahead of time. You might be required to pay a fee for the application, but this varies, as well. After you apply and get accepted to take the course, you should receive an email with your approval in about a week or so.
After receiving your approval to take the online test, you will be able to log on to take your online practice test from anywhere that you have internet access. It will look just like any other exam site. You will be asked to answer questions about your basic knowledge of the material. You will also be given a rating to help you see where you stand and what you need to improve on.
Once you have completed the online exam, you will receive your scores in the email and your certificate (if there is one) will be sent to you in the mail. Depending on your state, some of your exam study materials may come with printed pages, but others will not. Some states do not require you to print out anything, but I would highly recommend you print out everything you need. If you don’t print anything out, you will have to complete a paper test and resubmit your papers.
The whole process of taking an online actuarial science course is very easy. You will not have to leave work in order to take the exam, and you will be able to sit back and relax while the process works for you. There is really nothing too complicated about taking the exam other than you will have to take your time and not worry about anything else while you are taking it. Overall, this is one of the easiest ways to get into the actuarial field because you can complete the work on your own time, in your own home, and at your own pace.