Registration is now available online for the SOFE Career Development Seminar, to take place at the Town and Country Resort in sensational San Diego, CA, from Monday, July 13, to Thursday ,July 16, 2015.  The optional IT  extended session will take place immediatley after CDS, on Thursday afternoon and  Friday morning.

Among the many area attractions in San Diego are the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the world-famous USS Midway aircraft carrier, site of the 2015 CDS Monday Night Social, and the source of his year's CDS theme: "Examinations Taking Flight" 

 Visit the 2015 SOFE CDS website linked here for more information and then click on the "Registration" tab for access to online registration and the CDS brochure.

Important Update on 2015 CRE Credits

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  it "i.", under "Continuing Education Typically Accepted By SOFE".

SOFE is pleased to announce the sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 Career Development Seminar, taking place  at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California, Monday, July 13-Thursday, July 16.   Sponsorship  Forms are due by February 23. More information on the 2015 CDS here .

The Financial Examiners Education Foundation and  SOFE have provided scholarship funds for a limited number of attendees for the 2015 CDS. These scholarship funds are for insurance regulators whose state insurance department or agency does not cover the cost of attending SOFE's CDS. The scholarship applicants must be insurance regulators who are employed directly by a state or US territory, (i.e. contract examiners are not eligible). Applicants must be a member of SOFE in good standing. The scholarship funds cover only the registration fees. They do not cover  travel or hotel related expenses.The application period closes April 30, 2015.   For more details, log into the Members -only area to download the application PDF linked  there. 

SOFE Testing Update

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.