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CLF® (Chartered Leadership Fellow®)

Overview:

The CLF® designation indicates advanced education in leading financial services teams. Coursework includes a combination of self-study and academic residency at The American College.

Educational Requirements:

CLF® candidates must complete seven required courses: Integrated Leadership Practices; Practice Management Concepts; Leadership in a Changing World; Interpersonal Relationships in the Workplace; Creative Problem-Solving & Strategic Planning; Leading the Marketing Organization of the Future; and the Field Management Seminar.

Prerequisites/Experience:

Requires three-years of full-time, relevant business experience.

Ethics:

Must adhere to The American College’s Code of Ethics, which includes the following professional pledge: “I shall, in light of all conditions surrounding those I serve, which I shall make every conscientious effort to ascertain and understand, render that service which, in the same circumstances, I would apply to myself.”

Examinations:

Requires seven open-book, essay exams.

Continuing Education:

30 hours of continuing education (including 1 ethics) credits every two years.

Enforcement:

Designation may be removed for unethical conduct through the certification committee of The American College’s Board of Trustees.

Accreditation:

The American College has the highest level of educational accreditation—regional accreditation—through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

File a Complaint about a Designee:

You may file a complaint in writing to: The Registrar; The American College; 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave; Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 or by emailing Registrar@TheAmericanCollege.edu.

Issuing Institution:

The American College, an accredited non-profit educational institution with an 84-year heritage, confers the CLF®. The College has a full-time faculty of industry experts and is the leading educator of financial professionals in the United States.
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