CPD Requirement

About the SOA CPD Requirement

The SOA CPD Requirement applies to all members of the SOA. Members must meet the requirements of Section B of the requirement, or one of the four alternative compliance methods. Members must attest annually to compliance over the last two calendar years, and compliance is disclosed in the joint directory of actuarial memberships. While members are not required to complete the requirement, members who don't complete the requirement are considered "non-compliant" and must disclose their non-compliance to those who rely on their actuarial expertise.

CPD Attestation Cycle

Item Date


In-reporting Cycle Nov. 1 – March 1

Online Attestation – Open

CPD reset from In-Reporting to Non-compliant March 2 – May 31

Online Attestation – Open

Attestation Cycle Closes June 1

Online Attestation – Closes

CPD Attestation

About Disclosure of Member's Compliance Status

As part of the SOA CPD Requirement, members' compliance status is disclosed in the joint directory of actuarial memberships. Members' compliance is shown as "Compliant," "Non-compliant" or "Retired" for the two-year CPD compliance cycle just ended. During the attestation period, it may show the status "In Reporting" or "Pending."