Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

The American College Heritage

Founded by industry pioneer Solomon S. Huebner in 1927, The American College has a rich history in the financial services education arena—standing strong as the standard bearer for quality professional education since founded.

The College's Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) program graduated 21 designees in 1928, beginning a long tradition of excellence. Since then, nearly 100,000 financial services professionals have earned their CLU® designation. Through our long history, The American College has responded to the dynamic financial services environment, revising programs and adding designations to address the evolving needs of financial professionals in specialized ways. These changes included launching the innovative ChFC® designation for advanced financial planning, creating the groundbreaking CASL® Retirement Coaching designation, offering sales training programs that consistently elevate performance, providing education for CFP® Certification, and adding graduate level courses in financial services, philanthropy, and management.

The institution has grown over the past eight decades to become the leader in financial services education. Our faculty now includes the nation's top thought leaders in financial services practice and management, offering expertise which is sought by companies, agencies, policy makers, and individual students across the United States and abroad.

The American College has remained nimble and proactive in the rapidly changing financial products and services industry. More than ever, success in the field requires specialized knowledge. These demands fuel our growth and continue to bring prestige to an education from The American College.

Alumni have become leaders in the financial services industry, managing leading offices and providing professional financial advice and guidance to millions of institutions, families, and businesses. These leading practitioners continue to be dedicated to The College and provide ongoing support to see that the original vision of founder Solomon Huebner will remain strong through all of the opportunities and responsibilities that lie ahead.

Programs of Study
Centers of

Insurance Education

Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

(Insurance Specialty)

Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


Chartered Advisor for

Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

in Philanthropy®



Retirement Income

Certified Professional

(Retirement Income)

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Management

(Executive Leadership)


Master of Science in

Financial Services

(Advanced Financial Planning)