Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

Letter from The President

The President of The American College
Robert R. Johnson, PhD, CFA®, CAIA®
President and CEO
The American College

Since 1927, The American College has helped financial services professionals realize their career goals through award-winning education that is relevant, comprehensive and convenient. Dedicated to serving our students, the professions they represent, and the clients they serve, we care passionately about life-long learning and success. From the creation of the first financial designation in 1927—the prestigious CLU® Insurance Specialty—to the recent launch of our groundbreaking RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional®) designation, The American College faculty continue to develop and deliver innovative programs that meet the needs of the changing financial landscape.

Our faculty and Centers of Excellence are comprised of thought leaders whose insights help shape the financial services profession. Please use our website as a valuable resource for current industry news, information on our programs, and up-to-date lectures and webcasts that bring these experts to you. You will find what distinguishes The American College from other academic institutions is an unwavering commitment to practicality, helping advisors master such topics as wealth accumulation, financial planning, philanthropic guidance, and retirement distribution strategies – all with a focus on ethics and professional standards.

Thank you for taking the time to explore The American College and learn more about us. We challenge you to take the next step in your professional development and choose us as your partner in career-long learning.

Robert R. Johnson, PhD, CFA®, CAIA®

President and CEO
The American College of Financial Services

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)