Actuarial credentialing and exams was nominated as a good article in the Social sciences and society category but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions on the review page for improving the article. Once these are addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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While no images are required for GA, but they are surely welcome! I would suggest a picture of some exam study text books or practice exam material.
7. Overall assessment.
Please see comments in the section below. I think there is too much work to be accomplished for it too be completed during a "hold" period, so I think it would be better for it to be nominated again at a later time. Best of luck. --Tea with toast(話) 19:06, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
The lead is the main section that needs work. There is a lot more information needed to give the article context so that the reader can follow the rest of the article well. Things you may wish include in the lead:
A bit of background and history. When did credentialing exams begin? Who were the first accrediting societies, and what influence did they have over others that followed?
Why are credential exam important?
Explain the hierarchy of positions and different disciplines of actuarial science. Examples: distinguish between a fellow and an associate, compare if there are different disciplines that need more or less exams than others.
The term "formally responsible" occurs later in the article. What does this mean and to which disciplines/positions does this apply?
Other sections that need improvement:
The section on Germany needs expansion. Are all 13 exams needed to be passed to obtain a job, or are only some needed for certain disciplines?
The Mexico section lists different schools, but it does not mention exams. Do students gain their credentials upon graduation, or is an official exam required?
The "Other Countries" section needs expansion, and needs to cite at least 1 source.
Also, the text as mentions the International Actuarial Association and that some countries exams are recognized by it. This association appear to me to be rather important, and perhaps some more time should be dedicated to explaining what it is and how it influences exam requirements in certain countries.
Support - As mentioned, this article is more globally complete and has good sources, which obviates two of the issues plaguing the other article for a year and a half now. The other article is actually a proper subset of this one in terms of topic as well. It will not be difficult to bring in any extra information in that article and adapt it to the reference style found in this one. Lastly, this article has the benefit of a WP:GA review, and thus has good suggestions as to how it can be improved. -- Avi (talk) 00:08, 25 June 2012 (UTC)