Spring 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Examinations (EA–1, EA–2 Segment A, EA–2 Segment B)

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The SOA administers multiple–choice examinations on behalf of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. The basic EA–1 and the pension EA–2 (Segment B) examinations are administered in the spring of each year. The pension EA–2 (Segment A) examination is administered in the fall.

  • The course of reading for the basic EA–1 examination covers mathematics of compound interest, mathematics of life contingencies, and demographic analysis.
  • The course of reading for the pension EA–2 examination (Segment A) covers actuarial assumptions, actuarial cost methods, calculation of minimum required contributions, and calculation of maximum deductible contributions.
  • The course of reading for the pension EA–2 examination (Segment B) covers ERISA and related laws.

Both Segment A and Segment B of pension EA–2 are required for the SOA Retirement Benefits (U.S. version) specialty track for Fellowship.

    • EA–1 Exam

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Time: 8:30–11:00 a.m.

    • EA–2 (Segment B) Exam

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.

    • Deadlines

Registration: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Refund/Cancelation: Thursday, April 30, 2009

    • EA–2 (Segment A) Exam

Tentative Date: November 4, 2009
Tentative Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Admission to Examination Center
  • Acknowledgement Letter
  • Approved Calculators
  • Food and Beverage in Exam Room
  • Signature on Exam Answer Sheets and Envelopes
  • Arrangements for Candidates with Disabilities
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Purpose of Learning Objectives/Outcomes
  • Study Methods
  • Suggestions for Taking Multiple–Choice Examinations
  • Review Seminars and Workshops
  • Distributors of Textbooks and Study Manuals
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