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CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter®)

Overview:

The CLU® designation is one of the oldest and most respected credentials in financial services, dating back to the late 1920’s. It represents a thorough understanding of a broad array of personal risk management and life insurance planning issues and stresses ethics, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge in the delivery of financial advice.

Educational Requirements:

CLU® candidates must complete eight college-level courses, five required and three electives. The required courses include Fundamentals of Insurance Planning; Individual Life Insurance; Life Insurance Law; Fundamentals of Estate Planning; and Planning for Business Owners and Professionals. Elective topics cover financial planning, health insurance, income taxation, group benefits, investments, and retirement planning.

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 eight closed-book, course-specific, two-hour proctored 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 CLU®. 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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