No. of papers2 (1 Core + 1 Elective)
Elective papers:Life Insurance, General Insurance and Pension
Format:30 multiple-choice questions for each paper, open book examination
Duration:45 minutes for each paper
Study mode:Self-study 
Sitting frequency:One every year. Core paper and Elective papers will be offered at each sitting.
Eligibility to take the exam:ASHK members (Fellow, Associate and Student Members)
Award: ASHK Certificate in Hong Kong Insurance Markets and Regulations 
  • The individual is required to obtain a pass grade on the Core paper AND one of the three Elective papers of the ASHK examination.  There are no exemptions for the examination. It is encouraged that candidates take the examinations early on to demonstrate sufficient understanding in local landscapes which will help candidates to discharge their actuarial professional responsibilities.
  • In addition to the ASHK Certificate, the individual must have Fellowship of at least one of the recognised overseas professonal qualifications and possess practical experience as approved by the ASHK Council.

Local regulation knowledge (ASHK Certificate) PLUS Overseas professional qualification

All ASHK Fellow members who held valid membership status on 1 January 2019 were eligible for grandfathering. 


Any ASHK Fellow member who was grandfathered but has subsequently lapsed their membership, regardless of any reasons, is required to obtain the ASHK Certificate to requalify as an ASHK Fellow thereafter.