Casualty Actuarial Society

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CAS Course on Professionalism

COP Registration Announcement

Posted December 20, 2017

Early registration for the Summer 2018 Courses on Professionalism will open to all qualified candidates in the 2017 education structure starting at 12:00 P.M. (ET) on Monday, January 22, 2018 for candidates with five (5) or more actuarial exams and regular registration will open at 12:00 PM (ET) on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 for candidates with credit for any four (4) actuarial exams AND three (3) out of four (4) non-exam requirements: Online Course 1, Online Course 2, VEE-Corporate Finance, and VEE-Economics

Prior to registration, candidates are encouraged to:

Eligibility - Based on the 2017 Education Structure

To be eligible for the CAS Course on Professionalism, a Candidate must have EITHER:

  • Credit for any five (5) actuarial exams in the 2017 education structure-regardless of Internet courses or VEE status. (Registration opens at Noon on January 22, 2018)

OR

  1. Credit for any four (4) actuarial exams AND three (3) out of four (4) non-exam requirements: Online Course 1, Online Course 2, VEE-Corporate Finance, and VEE-Economics. (Registration opens at Noon on January 24, 2018)

Note: For this eligibility prerequisite, the actuarial exams are: Exams 1, 2, 3F and S (or transition credit by having Exams LC & ST along with the VEE-Applied Statistical Methods), 4, 5, and 6.  For purposes of eligibility for the course on professionalism - Exam S and 3F are counted as one exam.

Candidates may register online and via fax.

  • To register online candidates should verify their “Candidate’s Education and Examination Status,”
    go to the pre-registration website (available once registration opens),
    read and agree to the registration statement,
    continue to the registration page
    and complete the online registration process*.
  • To register via fax, candidates should verify their “Candidate’s Education and Examination Status,”
    download the registration PDF (available on 1/23/2017 at Noon),
    complete the form in its entirety,
    and return the registration form via fax to the Casualty Actuarial Society at 703-276-3108*.
    (Candidates that need to pay by check are encouraged to send in their registration via fax and note on the form that payment will be sent separately. When payment is mailed please include a copy of the completed registration form with “COPY” clearly noted on it. Mail payment to: Casualty Actuarial Society, Meeting Services Department, 4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22203).

Please do not duplicate your registration by using multiple registration options.

*Note: The CAS office will verify the exam status for all registering candidates. If the CAS office determines that a candidate does not meet the eligibility requirements noted above the registration will be considered null and void, charged a $100 processing fee, and will not be held for future registration.

PRELIMINARY REQUIREMENTS

All registered candidates will be required to view presentations on each of the ASOPs before attending the in person course. These presentations, termed e-modules, consist of a series of slides with audio to guide you through the ASOP presentations. Each presentation contains questions placed throughout the slides that will need to be answered correctly in order to proceed and complete the presentation. Completion of each e-module for each candidate will be tracked by the CAS; in order to successfully complete the Course on Professionalism all presentations must be viewed by Friday, June 1 2018.

A link for these presentations will be emailed to you post registration. This requirement will take approximately 2.75 hours in total to complete. Additional pre readings will need to be completed in addition to the e-module requirement.

COURSE DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Toronto

Boston

Chicago

June 11-12, 2018**
Toronto, Canada

Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
1 Harbour Square,
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada

The Toronto Course is intended for candidates that plan to take exam 6C.

June 25-26, 2018
Boston, MA

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Dr.
Boston, MA 02128

June 25-26, 2018
Chicago, IL

The Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Hotel details will be added as the information becomes available.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGMENTS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL OF CONFIRMATION FROM LEANNE WIECZOREK, CAS MEETING PLANNER. THE CAS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVEL ARRANGMENTS.

**CANADIAN CANDIDATES

Canadian Candidates should note that the CAS Course on Professionalism only satisfies the CIA eligibility requirement for ACIA and FCIA when the CAS course is held in Canada, and when it includes appropriate Canadian content. The June 2018 Toronto Course will satisfy the CAS and CIA requirement.

The Toronto Course is intended for candidates that plan to take exam 6C.

REGISTRATION/FEES

Attendance for the Chicago Course is limited to 120 participants, and Boston and Toronto will be limited to 60 participants. Note that sellouts do occur. Course applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received, and a confirmation will be emailed to registrants after the registration payment is processed. Please allow the CAS office one week to process your registration. A receipt will be sent via email to all registrants. It is advisable to not make your travel arrangements until receiving confirmation of successful registration. If you are concerned about your registration reaching the CAS Office in a timely fashion, please register online.

The early registration fee for the COP is $900 (US). Registrations received after May 1, 2018 will incur a late fee of $200.00.

ATTENDANCE

All candidates are expected to be on time for all sessions and remain at the Course until the end of the second day in order to receive credit for the Course. Please note the full course schedules below. The US courses will start at 8:00 AM each day and the first day will end at 5:00 PM and the second day will end at 12:30 PM (1:00 PM for a course held in Canada). Attending the luncheon with speaker is required to successfully complete the course.

CANCELLATIONS

Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by May 1, 2018 less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored, and they will be accepted by fax at (703) 276-3108 or by email to refund@casact.org.

ATTIRE

The attire for the Course is business casual (no denim and no shorts), and as meeting room temperatures vary, we recommend that you bring a sweater or jacket to the Course.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact the CAS Office at (703) 276-3100 or via email at meetings@casact.org.

PURPOSE

Candidates must successfully complete the Course on Professionalism to achieve the designation: Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The Course on Professionalism is designed to make the candidate aware of the requirements of the CAS, CIA, and AAA regarding the conduct of the actuary in the performance of his or her duties. After working through the pre-work and taking the Course, the candidate completing the Course should know:

  1. What the Code of Professional Conduct is and how to apply it in everyday work.
  2. The importance of the applicability of the Code of Professional Conduct to members of the profession at all levels and areas of practice.
  3. What Standards of Practice and Statements of Principles are, which are applicable to the casualty actuary, and who is responsible for promulgating them.
  4. The potential consequences of violations of the Code of Professional Conduct or Standards of Practice.
  5. The function of the Actuarial Standards Board and the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD).
  6. How to contact the ABCD for counseling or to report possible violations.
  7. The requirements for continuing professional education including the Qualification Standards for actuaries issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion.

Future Locations

The Committee on Professionalism Education, which is responsible for developing the Course on Professionalism (COP), has developed the following four year rotating schedule for COP locations. The Committee has selected these cities and rotation in an effort to best serve the candidate audience. As a reminder, candidates should never make travel arrangements prior to registering and receiving a registration confirmation from the CAS. The rotating location schedule is merely offered as an advance planning tool and is subject to change.

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