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neofan
11-09-2003, 03:42 AM
I'm wondering, with the change of SOA exam structures beginning 2005, what would be the new requirement of CAS 4? Would CAS require candidates, just like SOA, going back to school in order to meet the A.S. course requirements? or would CAS design and implement a system on their own?

If it's the first case, I better skip course 3 and start course 4 now as there's no way I would go back to school. (this has not been discussed before)

Cynic
11-09-2003, 10:00 PM
It's been discussed. See page two (http://www.actuary.ca/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=16788&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25).

neofan
11-10-2003, 02:58 AM
Doh, I read the thread and didn't see that, but still, isn't it a bit too sudden? CAS better make some announcement on this soon, else you'll have tons of people scramble to take C2 and C4 at Nov 2004. I'm surpirsed most people aren't aware of this.

Wigmeister General
11-10-2003, 01:35 PM
Why should the EE care if you're informed about this? They've published it. You're responsible for knowing it. If you take the wrong exams, ah well. It's no skin off their noses.

CantThinkOfaBetterNick
11-10-2003, 02:45 PM
If it's the first case, I better skip course 3 and start course 4 now as there's no way I would go back to school. (this has not been discussed before)

Who says SOA is requiring ppl to go BACK to school? I have actually talked to VP exams for SOA, and to the best of what i understood, nobody is requiring anyone to go BACK to shool! If that was the case, I feel sorry for anyone who didn't graduate from an actuarial science program (all those Econ and Math majors who become actuaries), as they will be sc%*@!d!

The new system SOA is implementing cannot be compared to the exam structure now. There will still be exams, but not eveyone will have to take all of them (depending on the program you graduate from). For the people who graduate before the new system is implemented, there will be exams as well... but I wont expect to get CAS credit for them.

I'm looking into it more. Will make a post if I find out anything interesting. (But rest assured, nobody will be required to go back to school!!!)

later...

the yellow dart
11-15-2003, 05:57 PM
:bump:

http://casact.org/admissions/reports/FETFRept.htm

A link to the PDF file is at the bottom of that page


And also below:

http://www.casact.org/admissions/reports/FETFRpt.pdf