Financial education for today.
With a unique, and unwavering, commitment to Practical Academics — “Pracademics”— and real-world results, The American College of Financial Services offers driven financial services professionals one of the most valuable, and most valued, educations you can receive. The College is distinguished by resources of the highest quality, innovation in program delivery and design, and results that create sustainable career advantages. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation’s top thought leaders in financial services. Our goal is to ensure that our students are viewed by clients and peers as the best and brightest in their fields.
Providing the tools for success since
“The ChFC® sets you aside as a professional. It lets your clients know that you are in it for the long run. It tells the world that you are interested in being the best.”
Thomas J. O’Haren, CLU®, ChFC®
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Whatever your goals, whatever your passion.
We believe that your education is never over. Whether you are just starting out in the financial services profession, looking to advance your earnings potential, or seeking greater career opportunities and satisfaction through specialization, we deliver premium financial services and insurance education options that are relevant, comprehensive, and convenient. We are dedicated to improving every facet of the financial services profession. From the creation of CLU®, our first financial designation in 1927, to the launch of our groundbreaking RICP® designation, The American College of Financial Services continues to develop and deliver innovative programs that meet the needs of the changing financial landscape.LEARN MORE
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DESIGNATIONS AND DEGREES
Retirement Income Certified Professional®
In today’s changing environment, the need for current, effective retirement income planning is greater than ever. Distinguish yourself with the RICP® by providing meaningful and sustained value to your clients in their retirement years.
Chartered Life Underwriter®
Protect clients, their families and their business with the premier designation for insurance professionals.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional Education
The nation’s best choice for advisors studying to become CFP® professionals. Our expert faculty ensure you are thoroughly prepared for the CFP® certification exam and for the rest of your career.
Financial Services Certified Professional®
Gain the practical and ethical skills you need to build a successful practice. The FSCP® offers the most complete skills training available today, with an emphasis on product knowledge and business marketing principles.
The only doctoral degree of its kind. A PhD in Financial and Retirement Planning enables successful financial practitioners to drive thought leadership in their field through applied research.
Accredited advanced degrees. Focus on leadership and management skills with an MSM or learn to better analyze, plan, and implement integrated strategies in financial planning with our MSFS degree.