There are two designations the SOA offers, one is at the associateship level, the other at the fellowship level. In the span of two years, the SOA did research to understand what employers and regulators expect and how to best prepare actuaries for the future.
Roy Goldman (pictured above), president of the SOA, told Insurance Business that they have made four main changes within the associateship path. The first was adding an additional course in data science and advance predictive analytics. The second was incorporating adaptability skills to the curriculum, allowing students to work with unstructured problems and build skills