Course on Professionalism

The Course on Professionalism is designed to make the candidate aware of the requirements of the CAS and AAA regarding the conduct of the actuary in the performance of his or her duties.

Upcoming CAS Course on Professionalism

The CAS will offer one Courses on Professionalism in December 2022:

  • December 1-2, 2022 – In-Person Course, Las Vegas NV   - Sold Out

Registration will be taken on a first come/first register basis based on exam status. Registration will open on July 12, 2022. Please visit the drop-down menu below for details on each offering.


To be eligible for the US-based Course on Professionalism:

Credit for any six (6) actuarial exams in the 2022 education structure-regardless of Internet courses or VEE status. Registration opens on July 12 at Noon (ET).

OR

Credit for any five (5) actuarial exams AND three (3) out of four (4) non-exam requirements: Online Course 1, Online Course 2, VEE Accounting and Finance and VEE Economics. Registration opens on July 14 at Noon (ET).

Note: For this eligibility prerequisite, the actuarial exams are Exams 1, 2, 3F, MAS-I, MAS-II, 5 and 6.

Please See the below drop-down menu for additional Course details.

Questions

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

    Course Information

    December 1-2 Las Vegas In-Person Course

    Las Vegas, NV
    The LINQ Hotel & Casino
    3535 S Las Vegas Blvd,
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    (Reservation Details will be emailed to registered Candidates)

    Thursday, December 1 - 8:00 AM (PT) – 5:00 PM (PT)
    Friday, December 2- 8:00 AM (PT) – 3:30 PM (PT)

    Safety Protocols

    Please note that the CAS will follow protocols and guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, as well as the state and locality in which the COP is held. The CAS also reserves the right to implement additional precautions as warranted.

    By registering for an in-person event, you acknowledge and agree to a duty of care statement that will note your agreement to abide by all safety protocols that the state and local area mandate, and that the hotel and/or CAS deem appropriate.

    As best practices and safety protocols mitigate to fit the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols may be updated after registration.

    Registration/Fees

    Las Vegas COP is sold out.

    Registrations will be taken in the following order:

    Registration Opening July 12 at Noon:

    • Credit for any six (6) actuarial exams in the 2022 education structure-regardless of Internet courses or VEE status.

    Registration Opening July 14 at Noon:

    • Credit for any five (5) actuarial exams AND three (3) out of four (4) non-exam requirements: Online Course 1, Online Course 2, VEE Accounting and Finance and VEE Economics.

    Note: For this eligibility prerequisite, the actuarial exams are Exams 1, 2, 3F, MAS-I, MAS-II, 5 and 6.

    Attendance for the Las Vegas In-person Course is limited to 120 participants. Note that sellouts do occur. Course applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received (within the noted eligibility guidelines), 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.
     
    The early registration fee for the in-person COP is $1,275 (US). Registrations received after November 1, 2022, will incur a late fee of $200.00.

    Preliminary Requirements

    1. E-Modules – 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 to proceed and complete the presentation. Completion of each e-module for each candidate will be tracked by the CAS; to successfully complete the Course on Professionalism all presentations must be completed by the date noted in your confirmation email.
    2. Communication Skills – Candidates will be required to complete pre-work on communication skills topics and should be prepared to use these skills during the course. This requirement takes approximately three hours.
    3. Pre-Readings – There are several pre readings that will help candidates to become familiar with and prepare to discuss professionalism topics.

    Attire

    The attire for the course is business casual (no denim, no shorts, no athletic shoes), and as meeting room temperatures vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the course.

    Cancellations

    Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by November 1, 2022, less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored, and they will be accepted by email to refund@casact.org.

    Purpose

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

    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. The Code of Professional Conduct 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 given the self-regulating nature of the actuarial profession.
    3. What types of formal professional guidance are applicable to the Casualty Actuary, and which organizations are responsible for promulgating them.
    4. The potential consequences of violations of the Code of Professional Conduct or other formal professional guidance.
    5. Basic business communication skills and show familiarity with the skills necessary to communicate actuarial topics to actuarial and non-actuarial audiences.
    6. Become familiar with common societal biases and their intersection with professional conduct.
    7. The function of organizations that promulgate formal professional guidance.
    8. How an actuary who violates professional standards may be counseled or disciplined.
    9. How an actuary should handle an apparent material violation of formal professional guidance by another actuary.
    10. The requirements for continuing professional education for the jurisdiction relevant to the Actuary’s practice.

    Future Locations

    Updated April 2022

    The CAS has developed the following rotating schedule for COP locations. The CAS 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.

      2022 2023 2024
    February TBD New York/Brooklyn* Southwest*
    June
    • Chicago
    • Virtual
    • Chicago
    • San Francisco or Seattle
    • Virtual
    • Chicago
    • New England or Mid-Atlantic
    • Virtual
    August Chicago*
    December
    • Las Vegas
    • Atlanta
    • San Diego
    • Florida
    • Las Vegas
    Asia TBD

    *Denotes tentative courses. February and August will be scheduled based on candidate demand.

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