This regular column in Actuarial Update highlights the ASB’s work and other important professionalism issues.

The ABCs (and D) of CE

November 2018

The continuing education (CE) requirements under the Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States (the USQS) apply to all actuaries in the U.S. that issue SAOs, and most do. As we approach year-end, a quick review of the ABCs (and D) of CE may help. (Actuarial Update, November 2018)

Celebrating 30 years of the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB), the “Professionalism Counts” column, written by ASB Chairperson Beth Fitzgerald, incoming 2019 Chairperson Kathleen Riley, and Vice Chairperson Maryellen Coggins, recaps some of the ASB’s many accomplishments and invites actuaries to become involved by volunteering for ASB-related professionalism activities and promoting use of the actuarial standards of practice. (Actuarial Update, October 2018)

Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) Vice Chairperson Kathleen Riley writes in the September “Professionalism Counts” column on actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs) and the exposure process that the ASB utilizes a robust and transparent exposure process, which is necessary to develop ASOPs that serve both the actuarial profession and the public. (Actuarial Update, September 2018)

The Academy’s Council on Professionalism maintains an online tool to help practicing actuaries stay abreast of actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs). The Applicability Guidelines can help actuaries initiate an analysis of which ASOPs may be applicable to particular assignments and to keep current with new and revised ASOPs. (Actuarial Update, August 2018)

The July “Professionalism Counts” column, written by current members of the Committee on Qualifications, looks at the U.S. Qualification Standards 10 years after the current version came into effect in 2008. (Actuarial Update, July 2018)

In “Self-Regulation of the U.S. Actuarial Profession: A Model for the World,” Academy Past President Cecil Bykerk writes about his recent experience at the International Congress of Actuaries in Berlin. (Actuarial Update, June 2018)

In “An SAO by Any Other Name,” Committee on Qualifications Chairperson Andrea Sweeny spells out why any actuary who is subject to the Code of Professional Conduct should clearly understand what a statement of actuarial opinion is. (Actuarial Update, May 2018)

Wondering about the differences between the continuing education requirements of the U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS) and the continuing professional development requirements of other actuarial organizations? It is important for actuaries to understand the difference, and the Academy has created useful tools to help actuaries document their compliance with the USQS. (Actuarial Update, April 2018)