Coaching Actuaries gives you a clear, efficient way to earn your VEE Economics credit, accessible on any device.
Meet Mike Carmody, whose expert coaching will guide you through VEE Microeconomics.
Mike Carmody, FSA, MAAA, CFAVEE Microeconomics Video InstructorAttained FSA via the QFI Track
I've been teaching actuaries how to pass exams for 20 years, and I've been close friends with Dave Kester for even longer. During my actuarial career, I've worked on everything from indexed annuity designs to investments to unique projects like life insurance policies for oil wells. I also run a company that makes specialized mobile tornado shelters. Much like Dave, I also just like to run. Finance is a huge passion of mine, and I like to bring that out in my video lessons for IFM, VEE, and the CFA exams.
Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) is a three-part requirement to obtain your ASA designation from the SOA. VEE credit is obtained through SOA-approved college courses or by SOA-approved online VEE courses like Coaching Actuaries. Each VEE requirement covers a different range of topics. Those requirements are:
If you're on the CAS track to get your ACAS designation, you are only required to get VEE credit for Economics and Corporate Finance.
None. The vast majority of material covered in VEE courses does not overlap with the material in your actuarial exams. However, while you can complete your VEE requirements at any point, you need to have passed any two SOA/CAS actuarial exams before you can apply to have your VEE credit actually added to your records.
You can apply for VEE credit in any order you choose. We recommend fulfilling the Economics and Corporate Finance requirements first, then Mathematical Statistics last.
VEE is credit you earn at your own pace. Our VEE courses are offered at subscription lengths of 120 days, but you can complete the course at any point within that time frame.
VEE Final Exams must be proctored. The proctor must be an FSA (in good standing). If no FSA is available, other acceptable designations are: FCAS, FCIA, FFA, FIA, FIAA, FSPA, CFA, ASA, ACAS. If no Fellow is available, a high-ranking member of management who is not able to sit for exams, such as an HR manager or a university professor, may also serve. The proctor may not be a relative of the candidate.
If you take one of our VEE courses and wish to use a proctor on your own, we will need to verify your proctor meets these requirements prior to your exam. Email us at email@example.com when you're ready to schedule your final exam.
If you take a VEE course with us and have no proctor available, Coaching Actuaries can provide a proctor for you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org when you're ready to schedule your final exam.
If you have passed at least two actuarial exams and earn a final grade of B or above on your VEE course, you can apply for VEE credit on the SOA website. You can apply electronically or by mail. If you're on the ACAS track, apply for VEE credit on the CAS website.
If you take a VEE course with Coaching Actuaries, we process final grades and send official transcripts to the SOA and CAS on the 1st and 15th days of each month (or the following business day).
When your VEE credit is accepted by the SOA, you will get a notification after approximately 4 weeks confirming that your credit now appears on your SOA transcript.
Study at your own pace, complete your assignments, and take your final exam at any point within our 120-day subscriptions. If you don't pass the course, take the class again for free.
Get answers to your questions and exchange study methods with our community of actuarial coaches and students.
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Instructor Mike Carmody, FSA, CFA, MAAA explains every course concept with engaging, focused video lessons that are easy to digest.
Earn credit for VEE Microeconomics alone, or earn full VEE Economics Credit by bundling Microeconomics and Macroeconomics together.