Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Financial Planning, Certificate (200)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/finance

Program Coordinator

Indudeep S. Chhachhi, indudeep.chhachhi@wku.edu, (270) 745-2018

The certificate program in Financial Planning requires 28.5 semester hours and is intended to qualify non-finance majors or degree-holding individuals who wish to pursue a career in financial planning. After successful completion of the required ten courses, the student receives a Certificate of Financial Planning from Western Kentucky University and is allowed to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. There may be additional course requirements for students not meeting pre-requisites.

Western Kentucky University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM, and CFP® (with flame logo) certification marks. The CFP certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM, and CFP® (with flame logo) which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Program Requirements (28.5 hours)

FIN 161Personal Finance3
FIN 331Applied Investments3
FIN 332Investment Theory3
FIN 333Advanced Topics in PFP3
FIN 350Risk Management and Insurance3
FIN 405Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Personal Financial Planning1.5
FIN 422Personal Financial Planning Practice Management3
FIN 444Retirement Planning3
FIN 445Estate Planning3
FIN 450Financial Plan Development3
Total Hours28.5