Syllabus of Basic Education
Exam 5—Basic Techniques for Ratemaking and Estimating Claim Liabilities
The syllabus for this four-hour exam is defined in the form of learning objectives, knowledge statements, and readings. The exam will be based on these learning objectives and supporting knowledge statements. The exam will test not only the candidate's knowledge of the subject matter, but also the candidate's ability to apply that knowledge.
Registration, Dates & Fees
Exam 5 is scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2018. The registration deadline for May 2018 is March 8. No late registrations will be accepted.
*Note: Exam 5 will be administered over two days.
The fee for Exam 5 is $675 ($540 for full-time students).
For other fees, such as cancellation, changing your exam center, or rescheduling, see the Exam Rules section.
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Exam 5 is subject to the same Exam Rules as other CAS-administered exams (Exams MAS-I, MAS-II and 5-9) in addition to the Rules specific to technology-based examinations.
Preparation for Exam 5
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- May and October 2018 Syllabus**
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