Taking Courses

Each professional learns differently. Some like the discipline and schedule of live online classes, and others prefer self-paced study with strong support tools. However you want to learn, The American College of Financial Services has a proven educational option for you. Depending on your area of study, we have two main categories of learning which are available in various combinations for our designation and degree programs:

On Your Time: Self-study

The College's self-study option, known throughout the financial services industry for its flexibility, superior student resources, and strong results, is available for all of our core professional designation programs. Self-study is also available for many courses in our popular Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) degree, including the three Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation courses, and for our Chartered Leadership Fellow® (CLF®) designation program. In the Master's and CLF® tracks, there is also a residency component to complete.

Online: Live Webinar Classes

Many of our popular courses are offered via live, instructor-led classes from your home or office PC. These interactive classes offer a convenient, time-saving way to participate in classes without needing to travel.