Update on Education Matters with the SOA


By Sharon Giffen, FCIA
CIA President

As planned under the memorandum of understanding on education with the Society of Actuaries (SOA), CIA leadership and staff met with our counterparts at the SOA to discuss strategic matters on education. We discussed a number of topics, including collaboration on curriculum and examinations, a focus on IFRS 17, and a joint branding initiative on a web page for Canadian candidates on the SOA website. We look forward to the future launch of this initiative. Please watch for an announcement in the coming months.

Further, we discussed the CIA’s ongoing review of the SOA General Insurance track, setting out a path forward for both parties. For the CIA, work progresses with the drafting of our employer survey, which encompasses a number of education and qualification topics including general insurance. We discussed, at a high level, the differences between the CIA syllabus requirements and the SOA General Insurance track. The SOA and CIA share a long history of successful collaboration and partnership in education matters which has mutually benefited both organizations. The SOA and CIA each considers the other a valued education partner and seeks to maintain and enhance the relationship.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires
http://www.cia-ica.ca/