To xyz: I think my point is that if the standard is high (which it currently is) and the candidates are performing at a high level on exams and an even higher level than the prior FCASs who took the easier exams, if their only response is to artificially raise the bar so less people qualify then that’s artificially exclusive (not authentically exclusive).
To Tigger: Fully agree. My favorite was when they introduced CERA and decided to grandfather a bunch of old actuaries who didn’t have to take exams. That’s a prime example.
To act_123: Fully agree. I took exams up to 2013 and they were way easier back then. I never resumed till 2019 and immediately noticed how much harder they were. It wasn’t even close.