SOFE CDS -Setting the Pace! Regsiter online now for SOFE's 2016 Career Development Seminar, taking place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN, July 31-August 3, 2016.
Visit the CDS website at this link for details and to register.
The Financial Examiners Education Foundation and SOFE have provided scholarship funds for a limited number of attendees for the 2016 CDS. These scholarship funds are for members of SOFE in good standing who are insurance regulators directly employed by insurance departments or agencies which do not cover the cost of attending CDS. Contract examiners are ineligible. The application period closes May 6, 2016. More details here.
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.
The SOFE Examinations Committee revised the AFE 3 test to reflect the material covered in the Life and Accident and Health Insurance Accounting textbook,4th edition, 2001 and 2011 addendum.The study material may be purchased at a discounted price via the Actuarial Bookstore order form on the Testing page tabbed above, or purchased through IASA. For more information, please review the AFE requirements at the Certifications page tabbed above.
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.
Nomination Forms are being accepted through June 2 from qualified CFE or AES designees wishing to serve on SOFE's Board of Governors. The form includes filing instructions and is accessed under the “Files" list after logging onto the Members Only landing page. The completed form and required materials must be submitted to SOFE electronically as directed on the form no later than June 2.
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.