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CAS Online Courses

Questions or concerns regarding CAS Online Courses should be directed to The Institutes' Customer Service Department at (800) 644-2101 or (610) 644-2100, extension 6000, or


Candidates will need a CAS Master ID to register. If already have a CAS Account then your ID will be available under My Profile. If you do not have a CAS Account yet, please fill out a New Visitor Registration.

You do not need an Electronic Signature Form on file to register for an Online Course through the Institutes.

Study Materials

The Casualty Actuarial Society's 2011 education structure includes the introduction of the following two online courses:

Each online course itself contains learning objectives and all the educational material to meet these objectives and successfully complete the exam. The course fee includes one attempt at the exam.

The following printed materials are supplemental and may also be purchased from The Institutes, but are not required:

  • Textbook contains material that is identical to the online course—only in a hardcopy format.
  • Review Notes is a condensed version of the textbook.
  • Course Guide contains sample questions and answers.
  • Flashcards contain key words and phrases.

The materials described above may be purchased individually or in various package combinations.

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Instant Unofficial Test Results

Beginning with the October-December 2011 test window, candidates taking this computer-based test will receive unofficial pass/fail results at the conclusion of their exam.

The unofficial pass/fail result will be displayed on the computer screen at the conclusion of the exam. In most test centers, a printed copy of the candidate's unofficial pass/fail result will be available upon completion of the computer-based test from the proctor in the administrative area outside the testing room. The candidate, however, should carefully read the result that is displayed on the computer screen at the conclusion of the exam.

When the official grades have been processed, candidates will receive an e-mail from The Institutes stating that their grades are available. Candidates may then log into their account on The Institutes Web Site to access their grades. The grade report for each candidate will show ‘Pass’ or ‘Non-Pass,’ as well as the overall score on the exam in ten point increments (e.g., 60 to 69%, 70 to 79%, and so on). It will similarly show the candidate's performance by assignment using those same ten point increments. Numeric scores are not released.

The Institutes will send a copy of the grades directly to the CAS Office at the conclusion of the test window to be added to the candidates' admissions records.

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