Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Earn CE credit with designation courses.

Request Rush/Duplicate CE Certification

If you would like a duplicate certificate because you have misplaced the original, or you require your continuing education (CE) credits to be reported immediately outside of our normal processing time of five to seven business days, or if continuing education credit was never requested at the time of registration and you now require immediate processing and reporting, please complete the form here 

A fee of $25.00 will be charged.

CE FAQ

What courses are approved for CE in my state and how many credit hours are they worth?

Many of the programs at The College qualify for state insurance continuing education. Follow the links below, organized by program at The College, to obtain recent CE credit information by course. Understand that this information changes frequently, and while we will do our best to provide current data, it is your responsibility to verify CE credits with your state.

CE Grids by Program

*No CE is granted for students enrolled in CLF® or MSM courses.

Links: 

FSCP® CE Grid 
RICP® CE Grid 
CLU® ChFC® CFP® Grid 
Graduate Courses Grid 
CFP Board Grid 
ChSNC® CE Grid 
Ethics CE Grids 

How do I get credit hours for The College courses reported to my state?

In order to comply accurately with state requirements for processing CE, The American College of Financial Services takes the following approach:

  • When CE is requested, applicable filing fees for the states that require them will be paid by The College.
  • When CE is requested, applicable filing fees for the states that require them must be paid. When a passing grade is achieved, CE credit will be reported and filing fees paid in accordance with state regulations. If a student is late in requesting that CE be filed and the state charges a late processing fee as a result, that fee will be passed on to the student.
  • When CE is declined, no fees will be assessed, completion of the course will not be reported to the state, and CE certificates will not be issued to the student.
  • If you are currently enrolled in courses and want CE reported to your resident state but did not select CE when registering, please contact a Professional Education counselor at 888-263-7265, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET

How long does it take to have CE credits reported to my state?

If CE was requested at course registration, credits will be reported in two weeks or less or within state guidelines if less than two weeks from the date of the exam. Most states have an electronic reporting system which means the credits will appear on the student's transcript shortly after being reported. Credits reported by paper roster will take longer, allowing for delivery time and manual processing by the state or CE vendor. Many states require paper rosters to report course completions that are outside the reporting allowance period. Paper rosters — whether mailed or faxed — are always processed in the order received regardless of the expiration date of individual licenses.

Does my state require a CE processing fee? How much?

The College will pay your CE processing fees in any state that requires a processing fee as long as CE was requested at the time of your course enrollment.

Has my course been reported to my state? What is my license number? What are the agent/producer license renewal requirements for my state?

It is your responsibility as a license-holder to know your state's CE requirements and procedures. Visit the Department of Insurance website for your state to obtain this information.

Is The College an approved sponsor for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) CE?

The American College of Financial Services is an approved sponsor for CPE for "group live seminars" programs only. Some individual state CPA boards will accept our self-study courses, but the student must present the proof of satisfactory completion (i.e., grade report) directly to the governing body for approval. The American College of Financial Services will not issue certificates of completion for courses that are not group live.

CFP® Ethics Course

The American College of Financial Services emphasizes ethical topics throughout all of the study material we produce, but we also offer some specific courses dealing with this important subject. Included in our catalog are courses on ethics for holders of the CFP® Certification (CE 126).

ETHICS FOR CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CE 126)

Examines the Principles of the CFP® Code of Ethics and engages students in reflecting on the Rules of Conduct and reviewing the Practice Standards. This course was completely revised in 2012.

The course, delivered through The College online course platform, has been approved for CE ethics credit by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Includes online delivery with exam.