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2017 Syllabus Updates

Updated: March 1, 2017

The following are the changes made to the Syllabus of Basic Education after its initial publication.


Exam 6-Canada–Regulation and Financial Reporting

For the readings listed below, candidates can use either publication when studying for this exam:

Original Citation

Publication Date in Syllabus

Alternative Publication Date

A.M. Best Company, Inc., A.M. Best Methodology, "Understanding BCAR For Canadian Property/Casualty Insurers," June 2, 2015.

June 2, 2015

June 24, 2016

Financial Services Commission of Ontario, "Private Passenger Automobile Filing Guidelines–Major," October 2014.

October 2014

October 2016

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada Guideline, "Regulatory Capital and Internal Capital Targets," January 2014.

January 2014

November 2015

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada, "Own Risk and Solvency Assessment," January 2014.

January 2014

November 2015

Exam 9—Financial Risk and Rate of Return

Learning Objectives C.1 and C.2 were revised to be in line with the terminology used in the Bodie, Z.; Kane, A.; and Marcus, A.J., Investments text.

In a second revision, additional clarifications were made to certain Knowledge Statements in Learning Objectives B.1, B.2, C.3, C.4, and D.1. Some Knowledge Statements, which are no longer relevant, were removed.

Publishers and Distributors

Contact information for ACTEX Learning has been updated:

ACTEX Learning, 4 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 715, New Hartford, CT 06057; telephone: (800) 282-2839 or (860) 379-5470; fax: (860) 738-3152; e-mail:; website:


Note: This Syllabus is subject to change in the future. The CAS is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the Syllabus.

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