CAS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF MODERN ACTUARIAL STATISTICS EXAMS
The CAS Board of Directors has approved revisions to the organization’s credentialing requirements, effective in 2018, with the creation of two new exams: Modern Actuarial Statistics I and II (MAS-I and MAS-II). The new exams are intended to address the emerging needs of future actuaries and their employers.
MAS-I is largely a modification of current CAS Exam S, which it will replace when it is first offered in the spring of 2018. MAS-II will replace the current CAS Exam 4 requirement that is typically fulfilled by most candidates through completion of SOA Exam C, which is being discontinued. MAS-II will cover several topics from Exam C, along with new statistics and predictive analytics material, and will first be offered in the fall of 2018.
The transition rules allow candidates with credit for Exam S achieved through an examination administered prior to January 1, 2018 to receive credit for MAS-I. Candidates with credit for SOA Exam C achieved through an examination administered prior to July 1, 2018 will receive credit for MAS-II.
View the revised 2018 CAS Path to Success illustrating the revised CAS basic education system.
Read the frequently asked questions about the CAS basic education changes.
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