Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.
Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow
6 Courses: 1 Required / 5 Elective
Fast-Start Sales Training for Insurance Professionals
Moderated by experienced financial services leaders, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) classes put you on the fast track for success. By combining essential product knowledge with basic planning concepts, the LUTCF has helped thousands of insurance professionals boost their earnings by as much as 40 percent.
We keep classes small, emphasizing individual participation and progress through extensive use of assignments that require you to apply what you learn from the text and in the classroom. CE credit is available for many courses, and those who decide to complete at least six courses (including FA 290) will earn the respected LUTCF credential.
Chartered Life Underwriter®
8 Courses: 5 Required / 3 Elective
Advanced Insurance Specialization
How This Program Can Advance Your Career
The Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) is the world's most respected designation of insurance expertise, helping you gain a significant advantage in a competitive market. This prestigious course of study helps advance your career by providing in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individuals, business owners and professional clients.
Registered Employee Benefits Consultant®
5 Courses: 3 Required / 2 Elective
Become An Employee Benefits Specialist
Earning the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® (REBC®) designation enhances your competitive edge in the dynamic field of employee benefits. You'll gain deep, practical knowledge on pensions and retirement plan funding, installation and administration. The program also covers group medical plans, long-term care, executive compensation, personnel management and much more.
Registered Health Underwriter®
3 Courses: 2 Required / 1 Elective
Premier Credential in the Health Insurance Market
The respected Registered Health Underwriter® (RHU®) designation is the premier credential in the health insurance market. Broaden your knowledge with the most comprehensive information available on group insurance benefits and health insurance for individuals and families. The program also helps you stay current with the major benefit protection laws, including COBRA, ERISA and HIPAA.
Chartered Leadership Fellow®
6 Courses: 6/7 Required / 0 Elective
Enhance Your Managerial Leadership Skills.
Are you ready to become a leader? The Chartered Leadership Fellow® (CLF®) program provides financial services managers with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve key organizational goals, such as:
- Recruiting and retaining top performers
- Setting performance
- Developing effective business plans
- Improving managerial skills
The CLF® curriculum features an effective mix of relevant business courses to prepare individuals for today’s leadership challenges.
Chartered Healthcare Consultant®
6 Courses: 5 Required / 1 Elective
Your competitive advantage in the new world of healthcare.
The Chartered Healthcare Consultant® (ChHC®) designation starts with two key courses: Essentials of Healthcare Reform and The Healthcare Consultant. Both are offered in the popular 10-week live class format for full College credit.
Whether you are calling on individuals or businesses, you need to equip yourself with the latest industry trends to be the most effective advisor in today’s healthcare environment. Even advisors who aren’t involved with healthcare benefits should know the basic terminology and parameters of the new laws, because ancillary benefit programs will also be affected. Healthcare is what employers and individuals are thinking about and these courses offer the first in-depth, comprehensive approach to quality education on the issue.
Financial Services Specialist
6 Courses: 3 Required / 3 Elective
Practical Sales Training for Financial Services Professionals
Getting Your Start in Financial Services
The skills you will learn from our distinguished faculty and experienced industry leaders will provide you with the tools to give the best recommendations regarding your clients' overall financial situations, values and other financial needs. As a Financial Services Specialist (FSS) student, you will learn about the financial planning environment and process. You'll gain essential product knowledge while learning practical selling and planning skills that have been shown to boost production by as much as 40 percent.
Certified Financial Planner®
7 Courses: 7 Required / 0 Elective
#1 Provider of CFP® Certification Education
Practical financial planning for financial services professionals.
Choose The American College for an intense, practical financial planning program that prepares you to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. The American College is the leading provider of financial education, and our pass rates routinely surpass industry averages. You can earn transferable credits that can be used for other designations.
Chartered Financial Consultant®
9 Courses: 7 Required / 2 Elective
The Most Complete Financial Planning Program
Reach Your Career Goals with this Program
The Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) program prepares you to meet the advanced financial planning needs of individuals, professionals and small business owners. You'll gain a sustainable advantage in this competitive field with in-depth coverage of the key financial planning disciplines, including insurance, income taxation, retirement planning, investments and estate planning.
Chartered Advisor for Senior Living®
5 Courses: 5 Required / 0 Elective
Advanced Retirement Planning Education.
The Practical Tools You Need to Serve a Growing Market.
More than 76 million baby boomers are quickly moving into retirement, and they need qualified retirement planning and income advice. Other designations provide a strong foundation for a broad range of financial planning concepts, but only the CASL® designation delivers the rigor and specialized knowledge you need to be truly effective in retirement planning.
A 2011 FINRA survey found the CASL® designation to be one of the most popular with broker-dealers concerned about the need for credibility, depth, continuing education, and ethics in senior and retirement credentials. Widely adopted across the broad spectrum of financial services, the CASL® five-course curriculum prepares you to lead clients from middle age through retirement and assist them with the management, preservation, and transfer of wealth.
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®
3 Courses: 3 Required / 0 Elective
Specialized Education in Philanthropy
Become a Trusted Advisor to High NetWorth Clients
The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to help clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family, and society. These are graduate-level courses, and, in the process, you can earn credit toward a Master of Science in Financial Services degree. The CAP® program is designed for self-study, leading to an objective exam in a local exam center.
The Summit of our Professions and an Asset to our Communities
Generally, those enrolled in CAP® are highly successful advisors and fundraisers who are taking their already high-achieving career to another plane. Having learned earlier in their career to plan for client needs, or having learned how to raise significant funds, these advisors and gift planners take CAP® to provide a higher level of service to their donor/clients, and to help advance philanthropy in their local communities. CAP®s become members of a growing network of top planners who are working to make our towns and cities better places to live for generations to come.
Course Delivery that is Designed for You
Our self-study format lets you earn the CAP® designation on your own time, on your own schedule. Course delivery is via recorded lectures, with inset videos. Your course tuition includes the recorded lectures, self tests, a sample exam, readings, and textbooks. Each course concludes with a two-hour exam, administered at more than 4,000 exam centers around the country.
Retirement Income Certified Professional®
3 Courses: 3 Required / 0 Elective
The latest ideas in creating sustainable retirement income.
The RICP® is the first must-have designation in 30 years, and is only available from The American College.
There will be an estimated 7,000 Americans reaching age 65 every day for the next 17 years. These numbers are staggering, and all of these individuals have until present, been focused on asset accumulation.
Today, the game is changing fast for financial professionals. The focus is now on the transition from assets to income, creating a rich, sustainable livelihood for clients. Advisors without this knowledge—or those who have a single-product solution or limited approach—will rapidly fall behind.
Master of Science in Management
10 Courses: 10 Required / 0 Elective
Management with an Emphasis in Leadership
Leading Your Organization to New Levels of Success
If you are a mid- to senior-level executive seeking relevant leadership skills and strategies to take your organization to the next level, the Master of Science in Management (MSM) with an emphasis in leadership may be the right program for you. With a dynamic curriculum and an online learning environment promoting problem-solving techniques through peer and instructor interaction, you will gain valuable insight and maximum return on your time and resources invested.
The MSM is an accredited Master's degree program. Developed by a team of academic and practitioner experts at The American College, with the guidance of an advisory committee including representatives from Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, Wells Fargo and other organizations, the MSM program delivers results.
Master of Science in Financial Services
12 Courses: 10 Required / 2 Elective
Advanced Financial Planning
Skills and Confidence to Implement Complex Financial Strategies
Today's wealthy clients are seeking increasingly complex solutions to meet their financial needs. The Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) provides you with the tools you need to analyze, plan and implement integrated financial and life strategies, helping you grow your business in affluent markets.