Professionalism Webinar
A Guided Tour of the U.S. Qualification Standards
March 15, 2018 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT | CE available


Eligible Academy volunteers and government regulators are invited to attend free of charge. If you are an Academy volunteer, you are eligible if you are a member of an Academy committee (including boards, committees, subcommittees, work groups, task forces, etc.) and also are qualified for either a partial or total dues waiver during 2018Please contact Doreen Hoyle at or 202-223-8196 to register.



In our first professionalism webinar of 2018, you’ll gain an in-depth look at the U.S. Qualification Standards. During this webinar, members of the Academy’s Committee on Qualifications (COQ) explore key topics drawn from questions posed by practicing actuaries, such as:

  • What qualifies as a statement of actuarial opinion?
  • What are the experience requirements under the general and specific qualification standards?
  • What is the “look in the mirror test”?
  • What qualifications are needed to enter new practice areas?
  • What constitutes “organized” continuing education?

Speakers answer these questions and more. They also discuss tools the Academy provides to document compliance with the USQS. 

  • Keith Passwater, MAAA, FSA, FCA
    Member and Former Chairperson, Committee on Qualifications
  • Hal Tepfer, MAAA, EA, FSA, MSPA, FCA
    Vice Chairperson, Committee on Qualifications
  • Tom Campbell, MAAA, FSA, CERA
    Member, Committee on Qualifications
    Secretary-Treasurer, American Academy of Actuaries
  • Paul Kollmer-Dorsey
    Academy General Counsel and Director of Professionalism
*The opinions expressed by the panelists during this presentation do not represent the opinions of any of the panelists’ employers or any boards or committees of the Academy or the Actuarial Standards Board or the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline.

The American Academy of Actuaries believes in good faith that attendance at this live professionalism webinar constitutes an organized activity as defined under the current Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States, and that attendees may earn up to 1.8 CE credits for attending this live webinar.


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The Academy’s professionalism webinars, offered quarterly, are a popular resource for essential information and CE credits for actuaries from all practice areas. They focus on a wide range of topics, including updates on actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs), interpretation and application of the U.S. Qualification Standards, and the Code of Professional Conduct. Members have free access to archived slides and audio from the Academy’s comprehensive series of webinars.