2.0 Members must carry out work competently and with care.
2.1 Members must ensure they have an appropriate level of relevant knowledge and skill to carry out a piece of work.
2.2 Members must continue to develop their knowledge and skills in a manner appropriate for their role and comply with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
2.3 Members must ensure their work is appropriate to the needs and, where applicable, instructions of user(s).
2.4 Members must consider whether input from other professionals or specialists is necessary to assure the relevance and quality of work and, where necessary, either seek it themselves or advise the user to do so, as appropriate.
Users of actuarial work place a great deal of reliance on that work and the professional status of the actuary. Given the work is so specialist it can be difficult for the user to know whether a Member is competent to carry out the work they are performing. Members therefore have a responsibility to ensure they are competent to perform the work.
Find out more in our guidance on the Competence and Care Principle of the Actuaries’ Code. You can read the Guidance online, download a copy, or view the questions below which will take you to the corresponding part of the Guidance: