Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Accredited Financial Counselor, Certificate (1758)

Program Coordinator

Indudeep S. Chhachhi, indudeep.chhachhi@wku.edu, (270) 745-2928

Program Requirements (9 hours)

WKU’s Accredited Financial Counselor certificate program is designed to fulfill the educational requirements of the Accredited Financial Counselor® certification, awarded following passage of a separate test by the AFCPE. The program prepares individuals to: (1) educate clients in sound financial principles; (2) assist clients in the process of overcoming their financial indebtedness; (3) help clients identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors; (4) guide clients in developing successful strategies for achieving their financial goals; (5) support clients as they work through their financial challenges and opportunities; and (4) help clients develop new perspectives on the dynamics of money in relation to family, friends and individual self-esteem. The AFC® certification also requires 1,000 hours of relevant financial counseling experience, three letters of reference, and adherence to a code of ethics.
Required Courses
FIN 161Personal Finance3
FIN 333Advanced Topics in PFP3
FIN 350Risk Management and Insurance3
Total Hours9