Continuing Education

Earn CE credit with designation courses

CE 128 – Ethics for Financial Services Professionals

This course reviews timely and relevant ethical issues in the financial services profession, such as changes to the U.S. Department of Labor fiduciary rule, and resulting ethical implications for financial services professionals.

The course is structured as a series of videos, including several interviews with faculty members from The American College of Financial Services. The course is taught by Julie Ragatz, assistant professor of ethics, and director of the Center for Ethics at The American College of Financial Services.

CE 128 is available to anyone; you do not need to be enrolled in a designation or degree program to take this course. Taking this course satisfies ethics CE requirements for The College’s Professional Recertification Program. The College requires all designees to maintain their designation by annually recertifying.

 


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 (CE) credit. Follow the link below, organized by programs 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.

Please note, due to each state’s mandated guidelines, we may not be able to fulfill your CE request if you are taking your exam via Pearson VUE’s OnVUE online proctoring system. Students whose resident state requires a signed proctor affidavit form MUST take their exam at a Pearson VUE testing center in order to receive CE credit. If you do not wish to receive CE credit upon completion of your course, you are able to take your exam via OnVUE. Please see below to confirm if your state requires a signed proctor affidavit form.

SEARCH STATE-APPROVED CE CREDITS

 

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 at the time of enrollment, applicable filing fees for the states that require them will be paid by The College and your CE will be reported to your state upon successful completion of your course.
    • If an affidavit is required, the completed affidavit must be received immediately after your examination for CE to be reported.
  • Please note, it may take 7-10 business days from the time your exam grade posts for the CE credit(s) to report to your state.
  • If you are currently enrolled in courses and want CE reported to your resident state but did not select CE when registering, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 888-263-7265, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

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 $35.00 will be charged.

The American College of Financial Services requires every examination be proctored by a disinterested third party who is not the moderator, not a relative, an immediate supervisor nor employee of the producer and one that has no financial or personal interest in the outcome of the examination. States having additional or alternate requirements are noted below. Students must follow all posted guidelines regardless of the reason for taking a course.

Final Exams for FSCP® courses must be taken through The College's proctored online examination process.

For courses in our Huebner School and Graduate Programs, unless the professor has specifically indicated otherwise, The American College of Financial Services partners with Pearson VUE to deliver our course examinations.

Please note, Pearson VUE will act in lieu of the state required affidavit for the following states:

AL, CO, GA, PA, AZ, CT, MA, VT, WV, NC, OH, IA, MT, MI, MN, HI and NY.

This means that students who take their exam, for any of the above states, will not have to submit a signed proctor affidavit form in order to receive CE credit.

 

The remaining states require a proctor affidavit form signed at Pearson VUE testing center and faxed to 610-526-1402 within 24-hours. Due to each state’s mandated guidelines, we are not able to fulfill your CE request if you are taking your exam via Pearson VUE’s OnVUE online proctoring system. Students whose resident state requires a signed proctor affidavit form MUST take their exam at a Pearson VUE testing center in order to receive CE credit. These states are as follows:

MS, SC, AR, FL, KS, NE, NV, IN, WI, DC

If you do not wish to receive CE credit upon completion of your course, you are able to take your exam via OnVUE.

Any student taking their exam outside of a Pearson VUE testing center MUST have the proctor affidavit signed and returned regardless of the location for ALL affidavit states listed below.

Click on your resident state below to access your proctor affidavit form. An affidavit form must be brought to the testing center on the day of the exam. The exam center will not be able to provide them for you.

All affidavits must be faxed or emailed to The American College of Financial Services’ CE Department (fax: 610-526-1402), email: CE@theamericancollege.edu) no later than the day following the exam. State insurance continuing education will not be granted if your monitor/proctor affidavit is not received in a timely manner. Students who fail to return the appropriate affidavit will have to take the exam again if CE is desired.

For:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Montana
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

Please Click Here: Multiple State Proctor Form 

For:

  • Michigan
  • Nevada

Please Click Here: Multiple State Proctor Form 2 

Alabama 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

Arizona 

The proctor must also be a licensed producer for this state.

Arkansas 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

Florida 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

Georgia 

The proctor may not be employed by the same company as the student.

Indiana 

The proctor must also be a licensed producer for this state with the exception of an exam administered at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Iowa 

The proctor must also be a licensed producer for this state or a CE Provider.

Massachusetts 

The proctor must have no corporate employment or course sponsor relationship to the student. However, employees of the company's personnel or compliance department with no direct financial connection to the student may proctor exams.

Minnesota (Single Student) 

Minnesota (Multiple Student 1) 

Minnesota (Multiple Student 2) 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

Mississippi 

The student is required to have exams be administered by a disinterested third party such as a testing center or at a library. Insurance company or agency personnel are not considered to be disinterested third parties.

Nebraska 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

New York 

As of November 2020, New York no longer requires an approved New York Monitor to serve as your proctor and our exams to be administered as paper and pencil exam.

North Carolina 

The proctor may not be employed by the same company as the student.

Ohio 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

South Carolina 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

Vermont 

No state-specific proctor criteria.

West Virginia 

No state-specific proctor criteria.