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2015 Syllabus Updates

In Fall 2015, the CAS will be administering Exams LC, ST, S, 5, 6 Canada, 6 United States, and 8. The CAS Syllabus Committee has approved changes for the Fall 2015 syllabus as outlined in the Changes for the Fall 2015 CAS Syllabus of Basic Education memorandum from the Vice President-Admissions.


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

2015 Spring Examinations

Exam 7
Errata added for International Actuarial Association, "A Global Framework for Insurer Solvency Assessment," a research report of the Insurer Solvency Assessment Working Party, 2004, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9; Appendices B, D, E, H, and I.

Exam 6-U.S.
Errata added for Odomirok, K.C.; McFarlane, L.M.; Kennedy, G.L; and Brenden, J., Financial Reporting Through the Lens of a Property/ Casualty Actuary, Casualty Actuarial Society, 2014, Edition 4.

2015 Fall Examinations

Exam S
An initial syllabus for Exam S was published on the CAS website earlier this year. After careful review, the Syllabus Committee made some clarifying changes to the Exam S Syllabus. The final syllabus for the October 2015 administration of this exam can be found in the Exams & Admissions section of the CAS website.

Exam 5
The CAS online publication Estimating Unpaid Claims Using Basic Techniques by Jacqueline Frank Friedland contains an error. An errata has been posted.

2016 Spring Examinations

Changes for the Spring 2016 CAS Syllabus of Basic Education

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