A record turnout is expected this year for the Society of Financial Examiners 2014 Career Development Seminar, July 27-30 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. "Examinations in the Fast Lane" is the theme of this year's event, taking place in a city rich in historic and cultural attractions, fine restaurants and exciting nightlife. Don't miss it! 
Online  registration continues until July 22. Visit the 2014SOFE CDS website for more information and then click on the "Registration" tab for registration and to see the CDS brochure.  Loews has very few rooms left. The overflow hotel is the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown across from Loews. Instructions on reserving rooms there are posted at the registration page linked above, or check with your favorite hotel booking site for other hotels near Loews.


AFE, CFE Testing Program Changes Effective July 1, 2014

Upon recommendation of the Examination Committee following a review of requirements for similar professional designation programs, the SOFE Executive Committee has instituted increases in the passing scores and test fees effective July 1 2014, in the SOFE designation testing program.The testing site will be down on June 30, 2014 for these updates.  Please see details here .

CDS Sponsorship Opportunities

There are sponsorship opportunities remaining for the 2014 CDS, which takes place July 27- 30, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Those submitting the sponsorship form with payment by the end of April will be listed in the CDS onsite program.

SOFE Board of Governors Election Voting

Voting for governors will be entirely by online ballot again this year. Voting will begin June 23 and end at 5 pm ET on July 21, the week  before the Annual Business Meeting, which is on July 28 at  the Career Development Seminar in Philadelphia, PA.

On June 23, voting will take place on this website in the Member Only area at the link  titled "Board of Governors Voting". 

Only certified (CFE, AES) , accredited (AFE ) and General members in good standing may vote.  All eligible voters must vote online by July 21 to have their vote count toward filling the open governorships.

2014 CRE Credits May be Reported Online All Year

You can report your 2014  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. The filing deadline for 2014 credits is January 31, 2015.  

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that SOFE reports the passing of Wanda LaPrath,CFE, friend and long time SOFE member,who since 2011 has served on the SOFE Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Education.

Under Wanda's able leadership, the Education Committee initiated the online reporting system and made significant improvements in SOFE’s continuing regulatory education policies and procedures.

SOFE extends deepest condolences to Wanda’s family. She will be sorely missed by her many friends at SOFE.