Use of Calculators and Other Assistance in Writing Examinations
Only the calculators described in the
following paragraphs may be brought into the examination room. Books,
papers, computers or other electronic devices (PDA, cell phone, smart watches and wearable fitness trackers) may not be brought into the examination room.
Candidates may ONLY use the battery or
solar–powered Texas Instruments BA–35 model calculator, the BA II Plus*, the BA
II Plus Professional*, the TI–30Xa or TI–30X II* (IIS solar or IIB battery), or
TI-30X MultiView (XS Solar or XB Battery). Candidates may use more than one of
the approved calculators during an examination. Using a calculator that
is not on this list will result in the disqualification of the exam.
For the Enrolled Actuaries (EA) examinations,
candidates may use any model that meets the specifications of the Joint Board
for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Specifications are listed in the Joint Board's
Examination Program Booklet. All of the approved SOA models meet the
specifications of the Joint Board.
Calculator instructions may not be brought
into the examination room. During the examination, the calculator must be
removed from its carrying case so the supervisor can confirm it is an approved
model. Candidates using a calculator other than the approved models will have
their examination disqualified, which means the examination will not be graded.
Candidates are responsible for providing their
own calculators. Some of the book distributors listed sell them or Texas
Instruments can be contacted directly at Epsstore.ti.com.
* The memory of TI–30X II (IIS solar or IIB
battery), TI-30X MultiView (XS Solar or XB Battery), BA II Plus and BA II Plus
Professional will need to be cleared by the examination supervisor upon the
candidates’ entrance to the examination room. For the BA II Plus and BA II Plus
Professional, clearing will reset the calculator to the factory default