How to pay your SOFE 2016 membership dues:
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 to pay your dues by January 31, 2016
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.
New CFE2 Test on Enterprise Risk Management Effective July 1, 2015: SOFE announces the development of a new CFE 2 test on Enterprise Risk Management to align the designation with the NAIC Risk Focused Examination Process. The new test will be offered through SOFE’s online testing program beginning July 1. Important details and deadlines for the transition to the new CFE2 test can be found at the Testing tab.
New AES Proficiency Test: 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 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.
CRE credits earned in 2015 must be reported online before the end of January, 2016. Be sure you have sufficient credits each year. Check the requirements here. You can report your 2015 CRE credit online as you earn it, and your current records will be updated automatically.
How to File.-First review the Reporting Guide .Where to file- Log into the Members Only area (tab top right, above) Once logged in, go to "Update Your Profile " and scroll to "Current CRE Reporting Cycle Details" and the "Add Credits " button.
Please note- the CRE credits for SOFE's 2015 CDS sessions were automatically added to the CRE records of SOFE AFE, CFE, and AES members who scanned into sessions. However, members must report ALL OTHER CRE credits in the CRE online filing area as instructed above. Also note that beginning in 2015, two (2) of the annual required CRE credits must be in ethics.
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 item "i.", in the "Continuing Education Typically Accepted by SOFE" section.