Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: CLF
Designation Full Title: Chartered Leadership Fellow
Definition: 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.

Issuing Organization: The American College
Website/URL: http://www.theamericancollege.edu/insurance-education/clf-field-or-office-leadership
Is the designation still offered: Currently offered & recognized by the issuing organization
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? 3 years full time relevant business experience
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? 6 or 7 courses
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? one open book essay exam for each class
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? 30 hours every 2 years
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? None
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? Yes,
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? None
Who is the accreditation through? Middle States Commission on Higher Education Agency
Recommended for: Office and Home office managers
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? Yes
Length of Time For Completion: Need