VALIDATION BY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE (VEE COURSES)
What are VEE's?
Along with the exam process all prospective actuaries must go through, they must also take certain courses to fulfill VEE requirements. There are three topics (until the curriculum changes in 2018 by both the SOA and CAS): Applied Statistical Methods, Economics, and Corporate Finance. These courses are separate from the exam process; you do not need to take these classes before you take exams, nor do you need to pass exams before you can take these courses. However, you do need to pass at least two exams before you can add VEE's to your record. Most students do them concurrently in college, since many of these classes are also helpful for actuarial exam preparation.
Currently, the SOA has published changes to be made to the VEE requirements; these changes will be implemented on July 1st 2018. To read more about them, click here.
What courses offered at Cornell count for VEE credit?
CAS compiled a list of courses that Cornell offers that count for VEE credit, summarized below. If there is a course that you believe should count for VEE credit but you do not see it on the list (and it is not on the SOA 's list either), you may apply for the course to be approved by the VEE Administration Committee at any time. You would have to complete the VEE course approval application. → Applied Statistical Methods (Need both a Regression and Time Series Component)
BTRY 4030/STSCI 4030: Linear Models and Matrices. Offered Fall. Regression Component.
STSCI 4550: Applied Time Series Analysis. Offered Spring. Time Series Component.
AEM 3100: Business Statistics. Offered Spring. Time Series Component.