December 8, 2017
While visiting Sydney, iCAS Director Amy Brener met with Elayne Grace and Tony Burke of the Australian Actuaries Institute to share the latest information about the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA). The credential has generated much interest from actuarial organizations across the globe. Elayne and Tony were interested in the five requirements for earning the new credential; the knowledge, competencies and applications to business needs that have been incorporated into the credential’s learning objectives; and how mastery will be assessed. The meeting included a discussion of the Experienced Practitioner Pathway, which grants credentials to those with five or more years’ experience working in the area of data science and predictive analytics, and how actuaries trained outside the US can obtain waivers for the first exam. They also discussed the role of The CAS Institute in the formation of a specialist practice community for those interested in data science and predictive analytics.
Amy enjoyed meeting her Australian colleagues and hopes to be able to visit with them again soon!
To learn more about the credential, visit TheCASInstitute.org.