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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Why is The American College moving the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® (REBC®) and the Chartered Healthcare Consultant® (ChHC®) designations to the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)?

A: In partnership, NAHU and The College have determined the optimal location for the REBC and ChHC designation is with NAHU. The College will focus on offering credentials and degrees for life insurance professionals, financial advisors, wealth manager and planners, while NAHU broadens its focus on employee benefits and healthcare education.

Q: Who will teach the courses?

A: Courses will continue to be instructed by Julie York, author and member of NAHU.

“I already teach some great courses on behalf of The College and these are no different. As your long-time instructor, these will be delivered in a way that is familiar to you.” – Julie York

Q: I’ve taken a number of NAHU certification programs, will these apply towards my REBC designation?

A: NAHU certifications work towards your designation requirements, as electives. All of which can be tracked through the Online Learning Institute. Login to see your progress.

Q: Is there a renewal requirement for the REBC designation?

A: Designees will be required to renew every 24 months. NAHU will offer continuing professional credit (CPC) opportunities to maintain your designation. Look for those opportunities through NAHU’s annual meetings and state/local chapter meetings. Student library accounts will allow self-reporting. NAHU follows NAIC approved course guidelines.

Q: If I am a new student seeking enrollment into the REBC designation program, when can I start?

A: January 1, 2017

Q: Will enrollment for each of the courses cost the same?

A: No, in fact it will be much less given NAHU’s delivery model is different from The American College’s model and all of our materials are housed online for students to access 24/7. The cost breakdown of the REBC designation can be found on the curriculum page

Q: When do I need to complete all my courses including exams to earn the REBC® and/or the ChHC® designation through The American College?

A: By June 30, 2017

Q: What is the last day for potential students to enroll and declare REBC and/or ChHC as their designation(s) with The American College?

A: January 1, 2016

Q: How do I know how this impacts me and what I need to do?

A: All currently enrolled REBC and ChHC students will receive an email in December outlining their transcript information for these (2) designation and identification of what courses they need to take to earn the REBC and/or ChHC designation. Enrolled REBC and ChHC students are also encouraged to contact professional educational counselors at 888-263-7265 or email professionaleducation@theamericancollege.edu.

Q: How will this work with the current curriculum program, which goes into effective 7/1/16?

A: In-process REBC® and ChHC® students enrolled before 1/1/16 will be exempt from the current curriculum effort as it relates to the REBC® and ChHC® studies.

Q: Can Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designees apply their courses to the REBC designation?

A: Yes, and there are only a few remaining requirements.

Q: Will NAHU continue to offer the ChHC designation?

A: The program will no longer continue for new students starting January 1, 2017.