Precept 10 is part of a series of four professional development e-courses designed to teach you the practical application of the SOA Code of Professional Conduct. It covers your obligation to "perform actuarial services with courtesy and professional respect and [to] cooperate with others in the principal's interest." You'll learn how professionalism influences your work, how to anticipate when certain problems may occur and which precepts might come into play, as well as how to show confidence in various situations.
Section 1: E-Course Overview
Section 2: Overview of Precept 10
Section 3: Precept 10 and Other Precepts
Section 4: Applying Precept 10 in Day-to-Day Situations (additional practice)*
Section 5: Handling Precept Violations
Section 6: E-Course Test
After you complete this e-course, you should be able to:
- Explain how Precept 10 provides guidance on particular tasks.
- Determine how it interrelates with other precepts in realistic scenarios.
- Identify ways to proactively avoid, defuse or resolve a violation of the precept.
- Describe the disciplinary process as overseen in the U.S. by the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD).
This e-course is intended for individuals engaged in the actuarial profession at any level looking to fulfill their CPD requirement.
- This e-course is for professional development. It's not intended to substitute for any professionalism requirements for the ASA, CERA or FSA credentials. If you wish to register for an e-learning module to attain a designation, please visit the e-learning module Web page .
- Ultimately, it's an actuary's responsibility to make a reasonable, good-faith determination of what continuing education opportunities will enhance his or her ability to practice in a desired field. For more information on continuing education requirements, visit soa.org/CE .
* In this version of the e-course, Section 4: Applying Precept 10 in Day-to-Day Situations is optional and provides an additional 50 minutes worth of content for members who need four hours of CPD credit.