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2018 SOA & CAS Curriculum Changes for ASA & ACAS Requirements

Changes to the SOA and CAS Curricula are coming in 2018. For students who are not on track to obtain an Associate credential by June 2018, new components will be required to obtain an ASA or ACAS.
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Candidates seeking to earn an ASA or ACAS under the current requirements must plan carefully and adhere to strict timing and transition rules. Scroll to the bottom of this page for relevant SOA & CAS links. If you're not on track to become an ASA or ACAS by June 2018, components completed/passed prior to July 1, 2018 will still earn transition credit for new components.

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Summary of 2018 Curriculum Changes & Exam Transitions


*Students who are not on track to complete the current SOA ASA requirements by June 8, 2018 should refer to the timing and transition rules on the SOA website.

**Students who complete and apply for credit by July 1, 2018 for the current VEE Applied Statistics will complete the requirements for both the new Statistics for Risk Modeling (SRM) Exam and the new VEE Mathematical Statistics.

Helpful CAS Curriculum Changes Links

Summary of 2018 Changes to CAS Credentialing Requirements

CAS Transition Rules
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. The CAS is reviewing options for waivers for candidates who pass examinations offered by other organizations that cover the learning objectives for MAS-I and II. Read more about the CAS transition rules.