The Home for Future CAS Candidates

Welcome to the home for CAS candidates! This is the place to stay updated on everything you need to know as a candidate headed towards membership in the CAS. If you’re looking for information on a specific topic, like exams or study tips, browse through our past issues of Future Fellows.

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Candidate Frequently Asked Questions

  • The October/November 2023 Exam Registration opens July 11, 2023 and closes on October 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. Candidates can find more information on the Exam Registration webpage. An announcement will be posted on the CAS website with the exact date registration opens in June (for October/November sitting) and December (for April/May sitting).

  • The 2023 Examination Schedule can be found in the Syllabus of Basic Education. CAS Exams MAS-I, MAS-II, will be offered October 30-November 6, 2023 and Exams 5, 6-Canada, 6-International, 6-United States and 8 will be offered in October 23-30, 2023.

  • Exam materials are found on the individual exam landing pages. To access an individual exam landing page, use the drop-down menu under Exams & Admissions on the CAS website and click on the specific exam.

  • First time registering for a CAS exam? Check out the first-time test taker information page and Frequently Asked Questions. Visit the PearsonVUE/CAS website for candidate resources including sample questions and a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Tutorial.

  • Candidates can learn more on the CAS DISCs webpage. To register and access the courses on The Institutes website. The link to the registration page is also available in the registration section of the Syllabus of Basic Education.

  • Questions regarding CAS exams can be sent to

  • Candidates who are missing credit for a joint exam or VEE requirement should complete the Exam Status Form and submit a copy of your SOA transcript.

  • To find dates for CAS meetings and webinars, view the CAS Events Calendar. Candidates are eligible to register for CAS signature events (RPM, Spring Meeting, Seminar on Reinsurance, CLRS and the Annual Meeting) using the active candidate discounted rate.

  • There is a dedicated webpage dedicated to CAS Research, including opportunities and open calls on the CAS website. 

  • Yes! Candidates can volunteer with the CAS. One opportunity is through the Candidate Advocate Working Group (CAWG) as a Candidate Representative. Representatives contribute an important perspective to the goals and objectives of the working group. Representatives are selected through an application process conducted every summer. Learn more about volunteering at any stage of membership in the CAS in the June 2023 issue of Future Fellows, a quarterly newsletter authored by the CAWG!

  • Candidates are not eligible to vote in CAS elections. Associates who have been members for at least five years and fellows are eligible to vote.

  • The CAS has 14 affiliates in North America and 3 International.  Regional Affiliates offer a convenient way to meet other actuaries in your area as well as receive continuing education from the meetings which are typically held each Spring and Fall. If you are interested in learning more about your local regional affiliate, visit the membership section of the CAS website, or contact Mikey Bevarelli.

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Future Fellows Newsletter
Future Fellows is a quarterly newsletter for candidates of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). The newsletter is posted online and mailed to CAS candidates quarterly with content geared entirely to CAS exam-takers.

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