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What to expect

  • Hands-on, practical and track-specific course content through interactive online group workshops and seminars.
  • Guidance on how Canadian professional standards affect actuarial work.
  • Opportunities to network with experts and peers in your area of practice.

Don’t miss out on this chance to complete this requirement toward the FCIA designation, or to earn significant and valuable guided CPD hours.

The PEC will be offered for the last time in December 2023. Starting in 2024, it will be replaced by the Advanced Professionalism and Leadership Course (APLC) and FCIA Module 2.

Final PEC information

  • The final PEC will be held on December 7-8, 2023.
  • The application period is closed.
  • The registration fee is $1,850 + HST and is payable once your application has been approved.
  • The PEC will be held at the Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T9.
  • The room rate is $229 per night.
  • Book your room now.

Please note that the course takes place over two days, with sessions starting each day around 8:00 ET and ending at approximately 16:00 ET on the second day. An e-learning module must be completed prior to the beginning of the course.

French sessions will be offered pending sufficient demand. You will be able to select your language preference during the application process. Course materials are accessible in English and French.

Eligibility Requirements – PEC 2023

Exam route

Experience route

Practice Education Course – FAQ

Yes. The CAS will accept successful completion of the CIA PW and the PEC as meeting the requirements for the CAS COP.

No. To assist P&C candidates in transitioning to the new requirements, the Education and Qualification Council approved the following transition rules:

  1. Candidates who completed the CAS COP in Canada by December 31, 2018, will receive credit for the PW and the PEC until December 31, 2023. However, please note that if you wish to use CAS COP completed in Canada by December 31, 2018, for PEC credit, you must submit your complete FCIA application by November 15, 2023.Note: If you are eligible under this transition rule and wish to obtain the ACIA designation, please submit your ACIA application as soon as you meet the requirements to avoid a lapse of your PW credit.
  2. Candidates who complete the CAS COP in the US by December 31, 2019, AND complete the CIA PW by December 31, 2019, will receive credit for the PEC (or the APLC and FCIA Module 2) until December 31, 2024. No recognition for the US COP will be granted for courses completed after January 1, 2020.
    However, please note that if you wish to use CAS COP completed in the US and the CIA PW by December 31, 2019, for PEC/APLC+FCIA Module 2 credit, you must submit your complete FCIA application by November 15, 2024.

Please review the eligibility requirements for details. Specifically, if you wish to attend the PEC in the P&C track, you must do the following:

  1. Provide proof of membership in good standing from your recognized actuarial organization.
  2. Demonstrate that you have at least 36 months of Canadian P&C experience accrued within the last four years working on a full-time basis.

In lieu of step 2, you can demonstrate credit for CAS Exam 6-C combined with at least two years of professional experience.

You must meet all requirements at the time of PEC registration.

If the 36-month experience requirement would be met by August 1, 2024, candidates currently holding a Fellow level designation and needing to attend the PEC for the purposes of pathway 3A can still apply for the December 2023 PEC. Please contact Leslie Lenton for more information.

This may be possible. Please contact Leslie Lenton for more information.

Applications are completed in your member account. Once logged in to the CIA website, click on My Profile > Applications > PEC and then follow the steps outlined on the page.


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