"Examinations in the Fast Lane" is the theme for the Society of Financial Examiners 2014  Career Development Seminar, taking place July 27-30 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.- a city rich in historic and cultural attractions, fine restaurants and exciting nightlife.Visit the 2014SOFE CDS website for more information and then click on the "Registration" tab for registration and to see the CDS brochure. Note- You must be registered for CDS to reserve your hotel room.

AFE, CFE Testing Program Changes Effective July 1, 2014

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 .

CDS Sponsorship Opportunities

There are sponsorship opportunities remaining for the 2014 CDS, which takes place July 27- 30, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Those submitting the sponsorship form with payment by the end of April will be listed in the CDS onsite program.

SOFE Online Testing Site Available for Use Year-Round

Testing is available 365 days a year using SOFE’s web based e-learning, certificate and testing site, developed with Test.com web based software. The site is where the CRE Reading Program tests are now offered as well as the AFE and CFE tests. Details here. Members may log in to the Members Only area to find additional information and link to the testing site.  

2014 CDS Scholarship Funds Available

The Financial Examiners Education Foundation has provided SOFE with scholarship funds for a limited number of attendees for the 2014 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 any travel or hotel related expenses. For more details, log into the Members -only area and return to the home page to download the application PDF linked  here. The application period closes April 30, 2014.

2014 CRE Credits May be Reported Online All Year

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. The filing deadline for 2014 credits is January 31, 2015.  

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that SOFE reports the passing of Wanda LaPrath,CFE, friend and long time SOFE member,who since 2011 has served on the SOFE Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Education.

Under Wanda's able leadership, the Education Committee initiated the online reporting system and made significant improvements in SOFE’s continuing regulatory education policies and procedures.

SOFE extends deepest condolences to Wanda’s family. She will be sorely missed by her many friends at SOFE.