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Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization The American College
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites Three years of full-time business experience within the five years preceding the awarding of the designation
Education Requirements Seven core and two elective courses, equivalent of 27 semester credit hours
Examination Type Final closed-book, proctored exam for each course
Continuing Education Requirements 30 CE credits every two years
Verification and Complaints
Check Designation Status Online Available at
Investor Complaint Process Online at Submit a Customer/Consumer Complaint
Published List of Disciplined Designees None