The American Academy of Actuaries was established in 1965 to professionalize the U.S. actuarial community and earn the public’s trust. The Academy’s role in the standards and institutions that make up the professionalism infrastructure are no accident; they are at the heart of the Academy’s mission. 

The Academy provides standards of conduct, practice, and qualification for the U.S. actuarial profession. These standards together ensure: responsibility, competence and trust.

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HOW TO READ AN ASOP—AND OTHER NUGGETS FROM ASOP NO. 1 

Register now to learn more about Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) No. 1, Introductory Actuarial Standard of Practice, which contains a wealth of information critical to interpreting the ASOPs correctly. From professional judgment to the intricacies of “should,” “should consider,” and “may,” ASOP No. 1 explains concepts important to your work as an actuary. 

PROFESSIONALISM PERSPECTIVES

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Professionalism Counts​

 

The latest column takes a deeper look at the Academy's Professionalism Resources.

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Member Spotlight​

 

Each month, the Academy will  introduce you to a new actuary who shares a glimpse about their professional and personal lives.

Did You Know?

 

You can update your contact information and preferences for the Academy's online directory.

President's Message

 

Read the latest President’s Message by Academy President Tom Campbell.

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FAQs on the USQS

​The Committee on Qualifications has made it clear that the USQS can be interpreted to include DE&I training in professionalism CE.

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Up to Code 

​This is a regular column in Contingencies.  Written mainly by members of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline.