The American College has launched, a website providing consumers with extended descriptions of the most common designations, tips on how to select a financial adviser and search tools for finding advisers with credentials well regarded by regulators.

The American College says the site offers insight on educational and experience requirements, codes of ethics, examinations, continuing education requirements, enforcement, accreditation and information about the conferring organization. The college says non-profit organizations that would like to have their credentials listed may submit a request through the Feedback section on

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