Practice Education Course FAQ 

Does the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) recognize the CIA Professionalism Workshop (PW) and the PEC?

Yes. The CAS will accept successful completion of the CIA PW and the PEC as meeting the requirements for the CAS COP.

Do all P&C candidates have to attend the PEC now?
No. To assist P&C candidates to transition to the new requirements, the Education and Qualification Council (EQC) approved the following transition rules:

1. Candidates who completed the CAS COP in Canada by December 31, 2018, will receive credit for the PW and PEC until December 31, 2023.

Note: If you are eligible under this transition rule, please apply for ACIA as soon as you meet the requirements to avoid lapse of your PW credit.

2. Candidates who completed the CAS COP in the U.S. by December 31, 2019, AND completed the CIA PW by December 31, 2019, will receive credit for the PEC until December 31, 2024. No recognition for the US COP will be granted for courses completed after January 1, 2020. 

I have a designation from a recognized actuarial organization. How can I get into the PEC?
Visit the eligibility requirements page for details.  

Specifically, if you wish to attend the PEC in the P&C track, you must do the following:

  1. Provide proof of membership in good standing from your recognized actuarial organization.
  2. Demonstrate that you have at least 36 months of Canadian P&C experience accrued within the last four years working on a full-time basis.

In lieu of step 2, you can demonstrate credit for CAS Exam 6-C combined with at least two years of professional experience.

You must meet all requirements at the time of PEC registration.

Can I apply for the PEC before I meet the work-experience requirement providing I will have that experience when the PEC starts?
No. You must meet the minimum experience requirement at the time of application

If I am currently missing a qualification but am sitting for the exam before the PEC, can I still apply?
This may be possible. Please contact Leslie Lenton for more information.

How do I apply for the PEC?
Applications are accepted in your member account during the application period. Once logged in to the CIA website, click on My Profile, Applications, PEC, and follow the steps outlined on the page.  

Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please contact [email protected]