Kansas State University’s personal financial planning certificate program is a CFP Board-Registered Program, offered through the department of Personal Financial Planning. Accurate and timely information in the key area of financial planning will be provided, in addition to meeting the educational requirements of CFP Board, qualifying students to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.
K-State’s certificate in personal financial planning is unlike any other program in the country. The majority of programs registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. either require in-class attendance or they rely on self-study materials. The K-State program offers students an opportunity to combine self-study with a mentoring classroom-type experience. The program is offered totally online.
The certificate in personal financial planning is available for 18 hours of graduate credit. The program consists of six courses. Students have the option of taking these six courses as a stand-alone graduate certificate, or they may transfer all 18 credit hours into the Master of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Services: Emphasis in Personal Financial Planning. All students must be accepted to Graduate School.
The Certificate in Personal Financial Planning will consist of 18 credit hours of the following courses: