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

Your Professionalism Questions Answered 

 

The latest “Professionalism Counts” column takes a deeper look at the Academy's professionalism resources. 

Did You Know?

 

You can update your contact information for the Academy’s online directory so you can be found by your current and potential professional contacts. 

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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.

President's Message

 

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

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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.