The NEAS Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) Online Courses
NEAS offers online courses for VEE credit: microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, financial accounting, and mathematical statistics. All courses are approved for VEE credit by the SOA and CAS through December 31, 2024.
The online courses can be combined with college courses to meet VEE requirements. You may have a college course in microeconomics but not macroeconomics, or you may have credit for corporate finance but not financial accounting. Combine your college course with an online course for VEE credit.
Each course has 24 modules and a two-hour multiple-choice final exam. The courses are given four times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
The NEAS online courses are rigorously graded; VEE credit require completing 80% of the homework assignments and a grade of B- or better on the final exam.
The NEAS courses are intended for candidates who:
- Work during the day and cannot attend college courses
- Want a clear syllabus, so they can complete the course as efficiently as possible
- Study both at home and at the office and want material available online
- Live outside of North America and do not have other VEE opportunities.
VEE has three subjects: economics, corporate finance & accounting, and statistics.
Economics covers micro- and macroeconomics. We give separate micro- and macroeconomics courses, so you may join a college micro course with the online macro course (or vice versa). We also give separate corporate finance and financial accounting courses, either of which may be joined with a college course for VEE credit.
To receive VEE credit, complete and submit the SOA form on the SOA web site. The NEAS courses are pre-approved for VEE credit, but you still must submit the SOA form.
Mastery of the material is geared to the level required for VEE. Candidates who have not taken the VEE subjects in college may find the online courses an efficient way to obtain VEE credit.
Approval codes are on both this website and the SOA VEE web site.
The online courses are ideal for working actuaries. Actuaries constantly weigh alternatives: how much time to spend on exam study vs VEE courses? The online courses help you master the course material efficiently. We specify the textbook sections for each module, we summarize what each section covers, and we provide illustrative questions and practice problems for each topic, so that you can study productively.
Our discussion boards provide immediate access to the NEAS faculty and other students enrolled in the courses, allowing you to quickly clarify items you don’t understand. If other students are taking the same online course at your employer, you can work on the homework together, though you must submit your own assignments.