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The American College - Connections: Inside The DNA of Financial Services
 February 2011  
Chicago Tribune Ad
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PACE Fees Support Your Designations:
Ads in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and More!

More than 90% of the PACE recertification fees you provide to The American College support public awareness of your designations, increasing their value and educating consumers about your credentials. In addition, new consumer websites and designation brand marks are available for use with your prospects and clients.

In the past 12 months ads have appeared in these media:
  • Yahoo Finance (online)
  • Bloomberg (online)
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times
  • Harvard Business Review
  • The Chicago Tribune (special insert)
PACE fees were introduced four years ago and only apply to new designees. The amounts available for advertising have been growing steadily since. This year ads will appear in several of these outlets along with new placements to be announced throughout the spring.

Some designees who are not required to pay PACE fees are doing so voluntarily to help us fund a more aggressive designation awareness program. If you wish to volunteer and help us in this important way, please visit this site to learn more.

Are you using all of the new branding tools, brochures, and websites available to you? Review what your College provides here.
The Big 3 The Dominance of the
"Big Three" Designations:

CLU®, ChFC®, and CFP® Certification

Professional education has never been more important competitively for advisors. Consumers are demanding higher standards, and advisors are increasingly turning to the most substantial credentials in financial services to meet that need. These three primary marks, CLU®, ChFC® and CFP® Certification, have clearly become the new standard for professionalism and competence among advisors.
ChHC Brochure Download
Earn a Designation in Healthcare
Benefits Management!

Healthcare reform legislation has brought tremendous change to all areas of the American healthcare and insurance industries. Advisors need the relevant, real-time information the Chartered Healthcare Consultant™ (ChHC™) contains to be able to provide clients with meaningful answers.

Distinguish yourself by being one of the first to receive a special certificate in Healthcare Reform Studies by completing the first two courses in the ChHC™ curriculum. Become an expert in healthcare reform by earning the full ChHC™ designation after passing the four remaining courses.

Last chance to register for Essentials of Healthcare Reform course without having to pay the $135 new student fee!
Tell your colleagues!

February 7: HS 345 - Essentials of Healthcare Reform
April 26: HS 346 - The Healthcare Consultant

or call 888.263.7265 to register.
Knowledge Summit 2011 VEGAS 2011 Knowledge Summit & Commencement- Las Vegas

Enjoy our 3-day Knowledge Summit in fabulous Las Vegas! From June 9-11, 2011 at Caesars Palace, The American College will host this prestigious event by gathering the best thought leaders and speakers in the industry to accelerate your career. Enjoy Vegas while having the opportunity to be a part of a rewarding professional experience.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Alan Simpson: Former U.S. Senator (R-WY) speaking about "Congress and the Changing of the Guard in America"
  • Major General Vincent E. Boles (U.S. Army-retired) speaking about "The Dynamics of 21st Century Leadership"
  • Joe Jordan, CLU® speaking about "Living a Life of Significance"
  • Meryl Comer with "A Special Insight About Caring for a
    Disabled Loved-One"
Other Knowledge Summit spotlights include:
  • Earning CE credits
  • Exploring the sights of Vegas
  • Attending a special commencement ceremony
Visit or call 888-347-4185 to learn more, register and receive updates about this exceptional opportunity.

Russian Cruise Travel & Learn Cruise 2011:
Russia & the Baltic

Receive the Ultimate Experience with Your College

Each year, Your College offers you the best opportunity to explore magnificent sights while also gaining expert knowledge and earning CE credits. Last year's Travel & Learn Cruise to Alaska was a major success, and this year it is going to be even more spectacular as we venture to see the sights of Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and the glory of St. Petersburg.

Join us on May 22, 2011 on the Celebrity Constellation cruise line that includes legendary suites, exceptional food and dedicated service. Learn from industry leaders Dr. Larry Barton, CAP® and professor Ted Kurlowicz, JD, CAP®, ChFC®, CLU® to receive CE credits. Act now-- there are only a limited number of reservations and space is filling up fast!

Make Your Reservation Today!

Click Here To Learn More!
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ChFC<sup>®</sup> - CLU<sup>®</sup>: Highest Standard of Knowledge & Trust. The marks CLU® & ChFC® are the property of The American College and may only be used by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for these designations.

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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The American College does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP(with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience, and examination requirements.
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(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)


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(Retirement Income Education)


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