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Effective with the June 2017 administration of Exam FM (Financial Mathematics) and the July 2017 administration of Exam MFE (Models for Financial Economics), the SOA has announced that there will be significant changes in the syllabus (learning objectives and recommended readings).
These changes were motivated by two factors:
- Return Exam FM to its former coverage of theory of interest topics. With the exception of interest rate swaps, all derivatives material will be moved to Exam MFE. One feature of this change is that most university programs will be able to cover this material in a single three-credit course.
- Remove some of the more mathematically sophisticated topics from Exam MFE, in particularly those related to stochastic calculus. It is more appropriate for those topics to be covered in fellowship exams as needed for each track.
Please be aware of these changes when you are selecting study materials for Exams FM and MFE.
Read more about FM & MFE syllabus changes on the SOA website.

The SOA has accounced curriculum changes for the ASA and CERA as part of its ongoing efforts to support and enhance the actuarial profession.
Most of these changes begin to take effect in July of 2018 and will affect candidates who have not earned their ASA or CERA credential, and may affect some ASA's who have not yet earned their FSA credential.
Access the fact sheet on the new curriculum and the key drivers of the curriculum changes.
Learn about the timing and transition rules.
Understand the VEE changes.
Read the frequently asked questions about the curriculum changes.
View chart: Relationships Between New Curriculum Components.

The Actuarial Bookstore Team is aware of these upcoming changes and we will be working with all of the authors & publishers we sell to ensure that you have complete access to the most up-to-date editions of exam study materials available.

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.

The Actuarial Bookstore Team is aware of these upcoming changes and we will be working with all of the authors & publishers we sell to ensure that you have complete access to the most up-to-date editions of exam study materials available.