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Actuarial exams are a series of professional level examinations which must be passed in order to be admitted into an actuarial society, if the society has a "membership through examination" requirement. The two major associations in the United States are the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Society of Actuaries (SOA).
Actuaries-Occupational Outlook Handbook
Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.
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Official Web Sites
CAS-Casualty Actuarial Society
The CAS focuses on supporting casualty actuaries who are committed to achieving their full professional potential while maintaining the highest standards of conduct and competence.
SOA- Society of Actuaries
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is an educational, research and professional organization dedicated to serving the public and Society members. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.