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dec
03-14-2006, 10:53 AM
If I want to attend a seminar that is not really related to my area of practice, can I still earn PD credits?

Note: It is a SoA approved seminar.

Sorry if this question has been asked before.

Lois Lane
03-15-2006, 10:36 AM
you'd have to be able to justify that it is related to the topic when you do the write-up. but if your advisor is on the ball, he/she won't let you do it. i just asked my advisor (who is my boss) if i could go to a seminar in NY, and he said, "I don't see how that is related to the goals you listed in your PD plan."

Phil
03-15-2006, 12:03 PM
I went to a few lectures that were general topics. Like "VBA - Black Belt In The Office" (not specifically related to health insurance, but useful to any actuary). My friends have gone to a few about management techniques and personal careers. They had no problems from their advisor or the SOA.

Hint It helps if one of your goals in your PD plan is "General actuarial/management skills" - something that these types of lectures would fit into.

But I wouldn't go to a pension lecture and try to pass that off as health insurance.