SOFE CDS -Setting the Pace! Regsiter online now for SOFE's 2016 Career Development Seminar, taking place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN, July 31-August 3, 2016.
Visit the CDS website at this link for details and to register.
The Society sponsors annual awards presented during the Career Development Seminar. Nominations of qualified candidates are invited for the Founders’ Award, presented to the SOFE member who has contributed most substantially to SOFE in the past year; and the Don Fritz Memorial Award, presented to the year’s most outstanding SOFE State Chair. Log into the member-only area and submit your nominations by June 17 at the "Awards Nominations" links.
CAVEAT— The only study guides for the SOFE tests are provided by SOFE and only on this website. All SOFE test study guides are free and are linked under the Testing Tab of this website. Beware of any other entities claiming to offer test preparation for SOFE tests.
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.
Currently the CFE 1, CFE 4 and AFE 4 tests are in the process of being updated to reflect questions taken from the latest editions of the course materials. The updated exams will be available in August 2016.
CFE 1: NAIC Financial Condition Examiners Handbook, 2016
CFE 4: NAIC Analysis Handbook, 2015 Annual, 2016 Quarterly
AFE 4: Audit & Accounting Guide: Property and Liability Insurance Entities, by AICPA, updated as of July 1, 2015; NAIC AP&P Manual as of March 2016; Property-Casualty Insurance Accounting, by IASA 2003, 9th Edition
Nomination Forms are being accepted through June 2 from qualified CFE or AES designees wishing to serve on SOFE's Board of Governors. The form includes filing instructions and is accessed under the “Files" list after logging onto the Members Only landing page. The completed form and required materials must be submitted to SOFE electronically as directed on the form no later than June 2.
The SOFE Education Committee announces the addition of a complimentary online recorded presentation on the SOFE Code of Ethical Conduct. The program is presented by SOFE Board of Governors member, Barry Armstrong, CFE, of The INS Companies, as a contribution to SOFE’s advancement of professional standards for members. Accredited and Certified SOFE members who view the online recording and pass the online test will receive 1 CRE credit in ethics. To access the recording, log in at the ‘Members Login‘ tab above and select the third bulleted item on the member landing page. Instructions on accessing the online test on the presentation for CRE credit are posted with the presentation.