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I am 99% sure this person has NOT written other prelims.

I am unsure about the exemption part. I mean, at this point, I am 99% sure some form of exemption took place.

I am asking to see if anyone would know what the exemption was and I am really disappointed that SOA would allow such exemptions to take place.

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No, it's good it was allowed because some random teacher at some random school said the student was really good.

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No, it's good it was allowed because some random teacher at some random school said the student was really good.

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to be fair, this person is extremely smart and has never failed a single module/exam.

4 pesky prelims would have delayed the attainment of FSA by maybe a year max.

but still.
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to be fair, this person is extremely smart and has never failed a single module/exam.

4 pesky prelims would have delayed the attainment of FSA by maybe a year max.

but still.

I think we are on the same side of this one. I'm sure the person is very smart. Given that, it would be interesting to see if she could actually pass 4 exams in a year. Too bad she never got the opportunity.
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I didn't say 'they are not a true actuary'. If CAS allows it then they are actuaries after they finish the exams. The thread asks if people are against university accreditation programs, and I think you know my opinion at this point.
Effective this month, being an ASA requires 2 more exams then it used to, of 3.5 hours and 5 hours. Also, MLC has been increased from 3h to 4h and from multiple choice to written answers a few years ago.

Should we ask people who got their ASA in 2012 to take those exams? Obviously not. SOA established that the ASA curriculum was not adequate anymore and changed it accordingly. The same way, CIA established that there might be a viable and proper way to allow candidates to replace some exam taking by creating a controlled education environment that would allow students to focus on school instead of writing exams at the same time, and they made it happen.

You arguments definitely sound like an old "ugh change is bad, kids nowadays are so lazy" more than anything else.


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There are requirements and checks in place made by CIA, this is not just "do whatever you want". It doesn't matter if it's ridiculous "in your opinion", CIA has investigated the matter and decided that it was a proper course of action.

And by the way, actuarial exams are also just a bunch of random actuaries creating some questions and saying the student was really good. You're just making things sound the way you want them to sound.
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Effective this month, being an ASA requires 2 more exams then it used to, of 3.5 hours and 5 hours. Also, MLC has been increased from 3h to 4h and from multiple choice to written answers a few years ago.

Should we ask people who got their ASA in 2012 to take those exams? Obviously not. SOA established that the ASA curriculum was not adequate anymore and changed it accordingly. The same way, CIA established that there might be a viable and proper way to allow candidates to replace some exam taking by creating a controlled education environment that would allow students to focus on school instead of writing exams at the same time, and they made it happen.

You arguments definitely sound like an old "ugh change is bad, kids nowadays are so lazy" more than anything else.




There are requirements and checks in place made by CIA, this is not just "do whatever you want". It doesn't matter if it's ridiculous "in your opinion", CIA has investigated the matter and decided that it was a proper course of action.

And by the way, actuarial exams are also just a bunch of random actuaries creating some questions and saying the student was really good. You're just making things sound the way you want them to sound.

As you and I both stated, this is just my opinion. If CAS wants to allow it then they can do that. You sound pretty butthurt about my opinion on this one. Assuming you already have your FCAS, enjoy it and don't worry about what a lowly SOA actuary thinks.
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