Dates, deadlines and fees

The examinations of the Association of Average Adjusters are held in January (F4), March (All modules except F4) and October (A1 & A2 only) each year.  Exam booking will open approximately three months before the exam date; members will be advised by email that the bookings are open.

Associateship Modules

Module A1: The Marine Insurance Act 1906, the Insurance Act 2015 and related principles of insurance 

Module A2: Hull and Cargo claims 

Module A3: Upstream and Offshore Energy Claims

Fellowship Modules

Module F1: General Average, Salvage, and Carriage of Goods by Sea 

Module F2: Hull & Machinery, Loss of Hire, War Risks, Cargo 

Module F3: Collisions, Recoveries, Freight 

Module F4: Practical adjustment paper 

Please note that the syllabuses for all Modules* have been  reviewed and updated where necessary. They have been re-dated accordingly (October 2021) and the changes made to the January 2020 versions have been highlighted for the convenience of Candidates.

* There is no syllabus for Module F4

Note: An Associate will become a Senior Associate upon passing Module F1 plus either F2 or F3.  It is a requirement for those candidates taking Fellowship modules to have passed their Associateship. 

Current examination dates and fees


Please note that the Association is a not-for-profit organisation. The fees for the examinations are intended to cover costs only.

All exam fees should be paid 6 weeks prior to the exam date; for the  exams scheduled for 26 and 27 October 2022, that is 14 and 15 September 2022 respectively. The Association reserves the right to impose a cancellation charge in the event of late cancellation being:

  • 50% if cancelled between 42 and 28 days before the exam
  • 100% if cancelled 28 days before the exam
  • 100% in the case of non-attendance.

All applications to sit the exams are subject to the Association of Average Adjuster’s Terms and Conditions. Copies are also available on request.


Examination venues

Modules A1 and A2 will be held on a virtual platform (the guidelines issued in October 2021 covering IT requirements etc can be downloaded from this page) . For those exams to be held in-person, arrangements will be made for candidates based in the UK to sit the examinations in London and Liverpool. Arrangements will also be made for overseas candidates to sit the examinations in Athens, Hong Kong and Singapore. Exam sittings in other centres can be arranged. In all cases candidates may be asked to pay the exam centre’s local charges in addition to the basic examination fees (see above).

Note: All candidates are required to be, or to become, Subscribers to the Association at an annual cost of GBP 85.00 (plus VAT if applicable). Please visit Join the Association and complete the form which will automatically be sent to the Administration Department of the AAA.


Applications & Deadlines

The deadlines for applications will be as follows:

  • For the F4 exam the deadline is 30 November of the previous year
  • For the October 2022 exams the deadline is 31 August 2022
  • For the March 2023 exams the deadline is 9 January 2023

All prospective candidates are requested to download and complete the Application Form and email it to both the Secretary and to the Associations Secretariat as follows: