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 three Courses on Professionalism in June 2022:

  • June 20-21, 2022 – Teams Platform, Virtual US Based Course * - SOLD OUT
  • June 20-21, 2022 – Teams Platform, Virtual Asia Based Course * - SOLD OUT
  • June 27-28, 2022 – In-Person Course, Chicago, IL* - SOLD OUT

* The US-based Course is open to all eligible candidates and will be held in Eastern Time.
** The Virtual Asia Based Course is intended for candidates that live in Asia and will be held in Hong Kong time.

Registration for all three courses will be taken on a first come/first register basis based on exam status. Registration will open for all three Courses on March 28, 2022. Please visit the drop-down menu below for details on each offering.


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

 

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

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

 

Credit for any five (5) actuarial exams in the 2022 education structure-regardless of Internet courses or VEE status

OR

 

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.

 

Credit for any four (4) actuarial exams AND two (2) 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.

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.

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:

  • The Code of Professional Conduct and how to apply it in everyday work.
  • 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.
  • What types of formal professional guidance are applicable to the Casualty Actuary, and which organizations are responsible for promulgating them.
  • The potential consequences of violations of the Code of Professional Conduct or other formal professional guidance.
  • Basic business communication skills and show familiarity with the skills necessary to communicate actuarial topics to actuarial and non-actuarial audiences.
  • The function of organizations that promulgate formal professional guidance.
  • How an actuary who violates professional standards may be counseled or disciplined.
  • How an actuary should handle an apparent material violation of formal professional guidance by another actuary.
  • The requirements for continuing professional education for the jurisdiction relevant to the Actuary's practice.

Course Information

June 20-21 US-Based Virtual Course

June 20-21, 2022
Virtual COP, Teams
Monday, June 20 - 10:00 AM (ET) – 5:00 PM (ET)
Tuesday, June 21 - 10:00 AM (ET) – 4:30 PM (ET)

June 20-21, 2022 – Teams Platform, Virtual US Based Course - Register

Registration/Fees

Registrations will be taken in the following order:

Registration Opening March 28 at Noon:

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

Registration Opening March 30 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 Virtual Course is limited to 42 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 Virtual US COP is $850 (US). Registrations received after May 10, 2022, will incur a late fee of $200.00.

Attendance

  • Please note that the same professionalism standards that are set for the in-person COP will be held for the virtual offerings.
  • Candidates will be expected to attend and actively participate in the full course to receive the professionalism credit.
  • To successfully participate in the virtual COP, candidates will need a strong internet connection and a personal device with a web camera, keyboard, and microphone. There will be additional required pre-work to be completed for the virtual course.

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 virtual course is comfortable and business appropriate.

CANCELLATIONS

Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by June 10, 2022, less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored, and they will be accepted by email to refund@casact.org.

 

June 20-21 Asia-Based Virtual Course

Asia Virtual COP, Teams
Monday, June 21 - 10:00 AM (HK) – 5:00 PM (HK) -
Tuesday, June 22 - 10:00 AM (HK) – 4:30 PM (HK

June 20-21, 2022 – Teams Platform, Virtual Asia Based Course - SOLD OUT

Registration/Fees

Registrations will be taken in the following order:

Registration Opening March 28 at Noon (HK) or (ET) as appropriate:

  • Credit for any five (5) actuarial exams in the 2022 education structure-regardless of Internet courses or VEE status.

Registration Opening March 30 at Noon:

  • Credit for any four (4) actuarial exams AND two (2) 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 Asia Virtual Course is limited to 35 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 Virtual Asia COP is $425 (US). Registrations received after May 10, 2022, will incur a late fee of $200.00.

Attendance

  • Please note that the same professionalism standards that are set for the in-person COP will be held for the virtual offerings.
  • Candidates will be expected to attend and actively participate in the full course to receive the professionalism credit.
  • To successfully participate in the virtual COP, candidates will need a strong internet connection and a personal device with a web camera, keyboard, and microphone. There will be additional required pre-work to be completed for the virtual course.

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 virtual course is comfortable and business appropriate.

CANCELLATIONS

Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by June 10, 2022, less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored, and they will be accepted by email to refund@casact.org.

June 27-28 Chicago In-Person Course

Chicago, IL
The Palmer House Hotel, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
(Reservation Details will be emailed to registered Candidates)

Monday, June 27 - 8:00 AM (CT) – 5:00 PM (CT)
Tuesday, June 28 - 8:00 AM (CT) – 3:30 PM (CT)

June 27-28, 2022 – In-Person Course, Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT

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

Registrations will be taken in the following order:

Registration Opening March 28 at Noon:

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

Registration Opening March 30 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 Chicago In-person Course is limited to 75 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 $1,250 (US). Registrations received after May 10, 2022, will incur a late fee of $200.00.

Attendance

  • Please note that the same professionalism standards that are set for the in-person COP will be held for the virtual offerings.
  • Candidates will be expected to attend and actively participate in the full course to receive the professionalism credit.
  • To successfully participate in the virtual COP, candidates will need a strong internet connection and a personal device with a web camera, keyboard, and microphone. There will be additional required pre-work to be completed for the virtual course.

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 June 10, 2022, less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored, and they will be accepted by email to refund@casact.org.

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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