Monday, February 24, 2014

Math 341 Approved by Society of Actuaries for Validation by Educational Experience credit

Actuary candidates are required to complete “Validation by Educational Experience” (VEE) requirements for economics, corporate finance, and applied statistical methods in addition to passing exams and completing other membership requirements. The Society of Actuaries recently approved Math 341 (Applied Regression Analysis) to meet the regression component of the VEE requirement for Applied Statistical Methods. The approval is retroactive, applying to any students who have taken Math 341 since 2006.

Ashland University now offers courses which satisfy all the VEE requirements except the time series component of the Applied Statistical Methods requirement. To qualify for VEE credit, the candidate must earn a grade of B- or better.

For more information, you can visit the Society of Actuaries FAQs on Validation by Educational Experience at

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