The Examiner®

The Examiner® is the Official Publication of the Society of Financial Examiners. The Examiner® is published quarterly and contains informational articles of interest to financial examiners, financial analysts, and IT examiners.

To view the following publications you will need Adobe© Acrobat Reader installed on your system. CRE Reading Program Credits apply only to the four(4) most recent Examiner Issues listed below, for a maximum total of 8 CREs per year. All CRE Reading Tests will now be taken, submitted, and scored online through the new testing site. Each Reading Test will be available online approximately a week to 10 days after the Examiner issue release notice.

The SOFE Test site link is

How to log in the first time (First -Time Users Only):

User name — Your username is the same as the username you enter when logging into the Members Only area of SOFE website**

Password — Your password is your last name with the word "test" appended to the end of it, no spaces (Example: Smithtest)

Account Code — SofeORG123

Returning Users and First Time Users
If you have trouble logging into the SOFE site, click on the forgotten password option on the SOFE log in page and put your email address in the username field when prompted for a username. Your log in information will then be sent to you at that email address.

If you do not recall the email address used contact SOFE headquarters at 800-787-SOFE.

Recent issues of The Examiner®

Archived Issues of The Examiner® (CRE Reading Tests Expired)

Article Index of Archived Issues of The Examiner®

Click here to download the SOFE Examiner Article index (PDF file).