RSSA Program

RSSA Competency Final Exam

After successful completion of the 5-module self-study online tutorial program, you are eligible to register and take the RSSA Competency Final Exam to obtain your credential. It is given online once a month on the second Tuesday of the month and consists of two parts. While you take the exam online from the convenience of your office or home computer, the final exam is a proctored exam whereby a live person will monitor your test-taking. There is a proctoring fee that must be paid at the time of registration. All registrants must have access to a computer with a webcam on the date they will be taking the final exam.

Part I

Part I includes 80 multiple-choice questions and requires a passing grade of 75% (60 questions must be answered correctly). You have 2 hours to complete Part I. Once all the questions are completed and registrants have submitted their answers, Part I will automatically be graded. If you do not pass Part I, you cannot proceed to take Part II of the exam. Registrants that fail Part I may re-register to take the exam again at a future date.

Part II

Part II of the final exam is a Social Security case study for which registrants are required to use cloud-based financial software to analyze alternative claiming age scenarios to maximize a client's Social Security benefits. You have 1 hour to complete Part II. Registrants have been provided 30-day free access to practice and use the Maximize My Social Security software in Module V of the self-study online tutorial program. Due to free trial timing limitation, registrants should plan to begin and proceed through Module V and take the final exam within the 30-day period. Allow 7-10 business days for grading of Part II of the final exam. The Part II case study inputs and results will be graded on a 20-point scale, with a score of 75%, or 15 points, required to pass. Registrants will be notified by email whether they have passed or failed. Those passing will be sent by postal mail their RSSA Certificate for framing.

When you pass the RSSA Competency Final Exam, you will have demonstrated that you have a foundation of education and understanding of issues related to Social Security and Medicare. Associate Members that have passed the exam are considered Registered Members and may use the RSSA designation after their name as a Registered Social Security Analyst.