Be Sure to Pay SOFE 2015 Dues No Later Than March 31

 Paying your dues is simple

1. Log in to the Members Only area of the website: (Red Tab at top right of your screen)
2. Click on "Renew Your Dues".
3. Once you have submitted your payment card information, print your emailed receipt for your records.
 It is fast, easy, and you receive an instant receipt for your records; plus your credit card statement provides a further record of payment. 
 Be sure your dues are paid in full by March 31, 2015 to avoid suspension for nonpayment of dues.

Late Reporting of 2014 CRE Credits is Due March 31, 2015

CRE Reporting for 2014 credits  was due online January 31, 2015. Late reports are accepted via the  CRE Late Reporting Form with the late filing fee until March 31. See important details on CRE credit requirements at the Certification Tab above. 

SOFE Testing Update

The SOFE AES Committee has developed an AES Proficiency Test to replace the test previously hosted by NAIC.  The test closely covers the processes outlined in the Financial Examiners’ Handbook relating to risk focused IT review and is offered through SOFE’s online testing system. For more information, please review the AES requirements here.

All SOFE testing is offered through the SOFE testing website at where the AFE, CFE and AES tests are offered as well as the CRE Reading Program tests. For information on SOFE testing and fees, go to the 'Testing' tab  above.

2015 CDS Scholarship Funds Available

The Financial Examiners Education Foundation and  SOFE have provided scholarship funds for a limited number of attendees for the 2015 CDS. These scholarship funds are for insurance regulators whose state insurance department or agency does not cover the cost of attending SOFE's CDS. The scholarship applicants must be insurance regulators who are employed directly by a state or US territory, (i.e. contract examiners are not eligible). Applicants must be a member of SOFE in good standing. The scholarship funds cover only the registration fees. They do not cover  travel or hotel related expenses.The application period closes April 30, 2015.   For more details, log into the Members -only area to download the application PDF linked  there. 

Important Update on 2015 CRE Credits

Beginning  2015, two (2) hours of  the required annual CRE hours for the AFE CFE and AES designations must be earned  in ethics. Please see the details at the "Certification" tab  above  under  it "i.", under "Continuing Education Typically Accepted By SOFE".

SOFE is pleased to announce the sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 Career Development Seminar, taking place  at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California, Monday, July 13-Thursday, July 16.   Sponsorship  Forms are due by February 23. More information on the 2015 CDS here .