Category Archives: Exams and Admissions

New CAS Institute to Offer Specialty Credentials

As I announced on November 16 at the CAS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, during the CAS Board of Directors meeting held on November 15, the Board unanimously approved the formation of The CAS Institute, which will provide credentialing and professional education for technical quantitative specialists whose work often overlaps and supports that of actuaries. The … Read more »

My Exams – Accessing Your Candidate Information Online

The CAS is always looking for ways to streamline and improve the candidate process. We want to make sure your time is spent where it needs to be – on your career path to becoming an FCAS. After receiving member feedback regarding access to exam information and candidate numbers, we have created a new section … Read more »

Q&A With CAS CERAs Part 2

In our last CAS Roundtable blog post, Q&A With CAS CERAs, a few CAS members shared their experiences with achieving their CERA credentials, such as preparing for the exam and attending the required seminar. In part 2 of the CAS Roundtable blog post, Sandy Wu, Bryan Ware, and Avraham Adler are joined by a new participant, … Read more »

Q&A With CAS CERAs

The CAS welcomed its inaugural class of candidates who earned the CERA (Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst) credential in the fall of 2012. The purpose of the CERA designation is to promote actuaries in the field of ERM. The credential identifies actuaries who meet stringent education requirements in ERM and are governed by a strong code … Read more »

Meet the CAS President: A University Student’s Interview with Gary Josephson

I was recently interviewed by a university student for his school’s actuarial science department’s newsletter. As I responded to the pointed questions about the CAS, SOA, and the future of the actuarial profession, it occurred to me that the same questions were likely on the minds of a lot of actuarial science students. So I … Read more »

Toward a Better Understanding of the CAS Board Decision to Recognize CIA Exam Waivers for CAS Preliminary Exams

At its August 2012 meeting, the CAS Board of Directors approved the recommendation of the CAS Executive Council and the Education Policy Committee (EPC) that the CAS recognize the exam waivers granted by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) for certain CAS preliminary examinations. This action followed the announcement by the CIA of the ten … Read more »

An Open Letter Regarding the Fall 2011 CAS Exam Results

One of the primary objectives of the Casualty Actuarial Society is to establish and maintain high-quality standards for membership.  The value of the CAS credential comes in large part from our offering an educational process that provides the fundamental knowledge and problem solving skills that our employers and other principals expect.  The CAS learning objectives … Read more »

Statistics in the Actuarial Skill Set

Last November, the CAS Board of Directors voted to support the following vision of the level of understanding required for membership in the CAS: “All CAS members should be competent in the application of casualty actuarial techniques. CAS Fellows should not only be able to apply such techniques, but be able to synthesize such methodology … Read more »