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    fellow exams b4 ASA

    is it possible to persue FSA exams after completion of all preliminary exams ( but not FAP ) means technically not being an ASA

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    You can sign up for every exam at once if you wanted...so the answer is yes!... I always thought it would be funny to wait until after you completed all the exams to do the other requirements so you only got an FSA and never an ASA; however, with how employers bump your salary for your first designation, you'd really be cheating yourself out of money that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bballry1234 View Post
    You can sign up for every exam at once if you wanted...so the answer is yes!... I always thought it would be funny to wait until after you completed all the exams to do the other requirements so you only got an FSA and never an ASA; however, with how employers bump your salary for your first designation, you'd really be cheating yourself out of money that way.
    And how do you propose to do that? You still need APC to become an FSA

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    If you got your ASA and FSA at the same time...then it would happen simultaneosly. If that's not the case, then I don't really know (or care).

    To rahim: just get your ASA and then FSA, but if you want to sign up for an FSA exam befre completing all of your ASA requirements you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bballry1234 View Post
    If you got your ASA and FSA at the same time...then it would happen simultaneosly. If that's not the case, then I don't really know (or care).

    To rahim: just get your ASA and then FSA, but if you want to sign up for an FSA exam befre completing all of your ASA requirements you can.
    I was talking about your comment: "so you only got an FSA and never an ASA", that will never happen. Yes you can get them at the same time, not sure why you'd want to.

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    To Rahim:

    If your "possible" refers to "allowed", then yes. If your "possible" refers to "doable", also a yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahim View Post
    is it possible to persue FSA exams after completion of all preliminary exams ( but not FAP ) means technically not being an ASA
    Yes, it is possible. I know many people do that.
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