A great turnout is expected for the SOFE Career Development Seminar, July 31- August 3, 2016, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis,IN.
The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown has extended the reservations cutoff date to July 6 for SOFE's special rate. A link to reserve your room in SOFE's room block is emailed to you in your CDS online registration receipt.
Plan to take in the unique attractions of this exceptionally visitor-friendly city, and stay informed by attending the array of CDS sessions on critical topics essential to your professional development. In keeping with the 2016 CDs theme,Setting the Pace,the July 31 Sunday Night Social will be held at the exciting Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For more details and to register, see the CDS registration page at this link.
The Society sponsors annual awards presented during the Career Development Seminar. Nominations of qualified candidates are invited for the Founders’ Award, presented to the SOFE member who has contributed most substantially to SOFE in the past year; and the Don Fritz Memorial Award, presented to the year’s most outstanding SOFE State Chair. Log into the member-only area and submit your nominations at the "Awards Nominations" links.
CAVEAT— The only study guides for the SOFE tests are provided by SOFE and only on this website. All SOFE test study guides are free and are linked under the Testing Tab of this website. Beware of any other entities claiming to offer test preparation for SOFE tests.
All SOFE testing is offered through the SOFE testing website at Test.com 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.
Currently the CFE 1, CFE 4 and AFE 4 tests are in the process of being updated to reflect questions taken from the latest editions of the course materials. The updated exams will be available in August 2016.
CFE 1: NAIC Financial Condition Examiners Handbook, 2016
CFE 4: NAIC Analysis Handbook, 2015 Annual, 2016 Quarterly
AFE 4: Audit & Accounting Guide: Property and Liability Insurance Entities, by AICPA, updated as of July 1, 2015; NAIC AP&P Manual as of March 2016; Property-Casualty Insurance Accounting, by IASA 2003, 9th Edition. The updated AFE4 Study Guide is available on the testing page tabbed above.
NOTE- The 2013 Versions of CFE1, CFE4 and AFE4 expire 9/30/16
Voting for governors is by online ballot. Access to vote begins June 30, 2016 and continues through July 25, 2016 at 5PM EDT, the week before the Annual Business Meeting, which is August 1 at the CDS event in Indianapolis, IN.
Only Certified Members (CFE, AES), Accredited Members (AFE), and General Members in good standing are eligible to vote. All eligible voters must vote online by July 25 for their vote to count toward filling the open governorships. To vote, log into the member only area of this website and access the "Board of Governors Voting Here" link. Please use the password recovery feature on the login page if you have forgotten your SOFE member password.
The SOFE Education Committee announces the addition of a complimentary online recorded presentation on the SOFE Code of Ethical Conduct. The program is presented by SOFE Board of Governors member, Barry Armstrong, CFE, of The INS Companies, as a contribution to SOFE’s advancement of professional standards for members. Accredited and Certified SOFE members who view the online recording and pass the online test will receive 1 CRE credit in ethics. To access the recording, log in at the ‘Members Login‘ tab above and select the third bulleted item on the member landing page. Instructions on accessing the online test on the presentation for CRE credit are posted with the presentation.