The 2014 SOFE CDS which took place at Loews Philadelphia Hotel was a great success, with a record turnout. Attendees thoroughly enjoyed the educational sessions and the many opportunities to network and visit with colleagues and friends.
Special thanks for the success of this event go to the CDS sponsors, to the CDS Committee, the CDS Program Committee, and respective committee chairs, Jim Kattman and Annette Knief.
This year,the CRE credits for those who scanned into CDS sessions will be automatically added to the SOFE database for SOFE AFE, CFE, and AES members.The CDS CRE records automatic update will be completed shortly after the end of August. For proof of credit for non-SOFE designations, the CPE certificates will also be available the first week of September.
SOFE members may log into the member-only area and look under the "Files" links for the 2014 CDS Presentations that were provided to SOFE.
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. Please see details here .
SOFE congratulates the following certified members elected in this year's Board of Governors election: Omar Akel, Susan Bernard ,Robin Brown, Diane Carter Chase Davis, Annie Elliott, Mel Heaps, Larry Lindberg, Matthew Milford ,and Brian Sewell. As in the past two years, voting for the Board of Governors candidates was online in advance of the Annual Meeting.
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. CRE credits earned in 2014 must be reported online before the end of January, 2015.
Please note-This year,the CRE credits for SOFE's 2014 CDS sessions will be 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 in paragraph one.