May 31, 2018
The CAS Institute (iCAS) announced today that Predictive Modeling – Methods and Techniques, the third exam for the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential, will be offered for the first time on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Registration for the exam should open by the end of June.
Moving forward, the exam will be offered on specific dates twice a year, likely in September and March/April, noted iCAS Director Amy Brener. “Originally we had targeted June and December for these exam sittings; however, based on feedback from both candidates and committee members, we changed to a Fall/Spring schedule in order to better avoid vacation, weather and any potential CAS exam conflicts.” Brener explained that the spring date may fluctuate between March and April depending upon the exact date in March CAS holds its Ratemaking, Product and Modeling (RPM) Seminar each year. “Currently RPM is the main predictive analytics conference for both CAS and iCAS. We want to ensure that those involved in the CSPA examination process are still able to participate fully in RPM and iCAS related benefits, including our full day Predictive Analytics Event the day prior to the seminar.”
Information on all the CSPA exams, including Predictive Modeling – Methods and Techniques, is available on the CSPA curriculum page. The page also includes access to the syllabus and reading list, as well as links to additional study notes. Brener noted that less expensive reprints of some of the more expensive study materials are expected to be made available soon. Updates regarding registration will be announced on the iCAS website, in the iCAS monthly newsletter, and via iCAS social media platforms, including its Twitter and Linkedin pages, and in the monthly iCAS newsletter.
Candidates must have completed or received a waiver for the required course on Ethics and Professionalism and must be a current member of The CAS Institute before registration for the Predictive Modeling – Methods and Techniques exam will be confirmed.