Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.
- Create your Student Account and register at the Student Account and Registration link above.
- Speak to a Professional Education counselor at 888-263-7265
- Download the the Course Registration Form
You must contact a Pearson VUE testing center at 866-392-6822 or visit their website at www.vue.com/taclocate to schedule your final exam. Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation email, which lists the scheduled date and time of your exam, as well as directions to the testing center location. Click here to view more detailed information about Pearson VUE testing centers.
Yes. You are eligible for transfer credit towards your courses provided the following:
- You have completed comparable courses at an accredited college or university, or in The American College's Irwin Graduate School
- Courses were completed within 7 years prior to your application date, and a grade of a "C" or better was earned.
There is a $65 (per course) transfer of credit fee. Click here for additional information about transfer credits.
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.
- Click here to create your Student Account, and register at The Student Account and Registration.
- Speak to a Professional Education counselor at 888-263-7265
- Download Admission and Course Registration Forms
- Complete and submit course admission and registration forms
- Submit an official copy of undergraduate degree transcript(s)
- Provide a letter of corporate approval from your supervisor (if applicable)
- Submit a statement of intent indicating experience with budgets
- Complete a telephone interview with the head of the MSM Leadership program.
Product and skills training is the foundation for career-long learning and helps advisors and agents succeed. With the FSCP™ program, we are taking our current training curriculum to the next level - offering fresh content and the latest delivery technology to give financial services professionals even greater results.
According to a 2013 study, advisors who complete skills training with The American College are 72% more productive in the early stages of their careers. With FSCP™ we're making a good thing even better, giving advisors more content and study choices aligned with the way they want to learn today.
No. As our content continues to expand, we're serving more experienced advisors as well. Modules on divorce planning, healthcare reform, estate planning, and social media could be very helpful for experienced advisors as well.
FSCP™ is all about choice, offering the best of our current programs blended with new content and fresh delivery options. Students in the program choose from a wide range of topics, taking 10 "educational units" of material that they find most useful. Courses (both live and online classes) are 2 "EUs," while self-study learning modules are 1 "EU." After the EU requirement is satisfied, FSCP™ candidates will also complete an ethics module and a live webinar Certification Course, followed by a designation exam at a convenient local testing center.
Absolutely. Some advisors may want to take a few modules or courses, and each can be purchased individually.
CE will be available for some courses and not others, as has been the case with training programs offered by The College in the past, based on both content and delivery model. Each course or module will clearly indicate whether or not CE is available at registration.
All of the most popular content from our current training programs will be available: prospecting, business insurance, meeting client needs, exploring personal markets, product training, and more. In addition, new self-paced modules will cover healthcare reform, divorce planning, estate planning, term and whole life insurance, use of social media in financial services, and other topics. New modules will continue to be introduced covering all the latest areas vital to an advisor's practice.
There are four: (1) live local classes; (2) live online webinar classes; (3) asynchronous online classes; and (3) self-paced modules. Candidates are free to mix and match these based on their preferences. The required ethics module is self-paced, and the required Certification Course at the end of the program is delivered in a live-webinar format.
"Educational Units" are used to measure the credit for courses and modules relative to the designation requirements. Each candidate needs to take 10 elective educational units. Live local, live online, and asynchronous online classes are 2 "EUs" each, while self-paced modules are 1 EU. Approved company training programs may also qualify for up to 4 EUs.
To earn the FSCP™ designation, candidates must complete 10 educational units, The Ethical Advisor module, the Certification Course (live webinar), and the designation exam. Designees must also abide by The American College's Code of Ethics and take 3 hours of approved ethics-related CE every two years.
Yes. Participating in approved company training may count for up to 4 educational units.
While the FSCP™ program will formally launch on 1/1/2014, candidates may enroll in advance of that date for current training courses that will also count toward the FSCP™. In addition, students who begin either the LUTCF or FSS program prior to yearend 2013 will be able to complete either the LUTCF or FSS under current rules or move to the FSCP™ in January of 2014.
LUTCF or FSS designees may continue to use their credentials the rest of their careers. While no new students will be accepted into those programs by the American College after 12/31/2013, use of the designations will continue. These designees will also have the opportunity to transfer, instead, to the FSCP™ designation by completing the Certification Course and taking the designation exam. No new students will be accepted into the LUTCF or FSS programs by The American College after 12/31/2013. Students currently in those programs, or those who enroll prior to 1/1/2014, will have 18 months after 1/1/2014 to complete their designations. Alternately, they may use the courses they have already completed toward the new FSCP™ mark.
Students wishing to complete LUTCF or FSS under the current rules must enroll in the program by 12/31/2013. Enrollment means: payment of the new student fee and paid registration for at least one course in either the LUTCF or FSS curriculum other than FA 290.
Absolutely. The American College has a long-standing relationship with NAIFA, and together our two organizations have offered exceptional training programs that have impacted thousands of agents and advisors. The FSCP™ was designed to continue that long tradition of partnership.
No, and no other designations The College offers will require membership in a professional organization for conferment. The College will continue to promote NAIFA membership and believes strongly in NAIFA's value to advisors and agents.
The FSCP™ will initially be priced at $249 per EU, with the Certification Course priced at $625. There will be no separate shipping/handling or new student fees required.
Call a Professional Education Counselor at The American College at 888-263-7265.