News Update – February 23

Hello Everyone, especially Students,

Candidates wishing to sit SOA exams have been having difficulties doing so because of COVID-19 restrictions.  The CAA has been in top-level dialogue with the SOA for some months now and has been able to assist several students. If YOU are having difficulties, please contact us at caa.secretariat@gmail.com.

The SOA and CAS have both published information for candidates on their respective websites.

Society of Actuaries: Prometric Testing Centers – Answers to Your Questions

Casualty Actuarial Society: Letter to Candidates from the CAS President and CEO Regarding CAS Exams


The CAA offers refunds to students who sit SOA Exams P and FM while enrolled in the Actuarial Science BSc programmes at UWI.

If you plan to sit either exam this year and had a 3.65 average last year you might qualify. If you sat the exams last year and had a 3.65 average the year before you might qualify. Please ask your programme coordinator to send us your details.

If you’re enrolled at university and undertaking exams with another actuarial body please get in touch with us to see if you qualify for a refund for any of those exams.


Did you know that there are several Actuarial Scholarships available at the University of the West Indies?

The Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship: endowed by the CAA in honour of one of our first Executive Council members who passed away at an early age.

Candidates must:

  • be CARICOM nationals in their final year of the BSc degree in Actuarial Science at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies
  • have a B+ average or its equivalent and must maintain this average for the duration of the award
  • be in financial need

Read more and apply here.

The Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship: established by Mike McLaughlin in memory of his in-laws, Basil L. and Monica G. Virtue. Three scholarship are available.

Candidates must:

  • be an undergraduate student entering their second or third year at the University of the West Indies
  • be enrolled in UWI’s actuarial science program
  • hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Read more here.

The Long Actuarial Scholarship: donated by Andrew Long, alumnus of UWI Mona.

Candidates must have:

  • outstanding academic record (at least a 3.0 GPA for current UWI students or excellent results in CAPE examinations for incoming students)
  • verifiable financial need
  • demonstrable community/co-curricular involvement and strong leadership qualities

Read more here.

The Norbert Fullerton Actuarial Scholarship: donated by Norbert Fullerton, alumnus of UWI Mona.

Candidates must have:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the previous academic year University examinations (at least a GPA of 3.3
  • Demonstrable community/co-curricular involvement
  • Strong leadership skills

Read more here.

For minority students resident in North America, the International Association of Black Actuaries offers several scholarships.

More information for students and useful links are available in the Student area of our website.


Other News:

The CAA’s 2020 CPD attestation is now open. Ordinary, Associate and Affiliate members must attest each year that they are in compliance with the CPD Policy of their primary professional body. Please read our CPD Policy and complete your online attestation here.

Webinars, Magazines & Journals, Blogs, etc. at your fingertips:

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay safe and be happy,

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

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