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PLEASE NOTE: Programs approved for Crematory Operators credit are highlighted in green.  Additional opportunities can be found in the homestudy/correspondence programs.
  • CREMATION ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA WEBINAR

    Dates: 01 Jan – 31 Dec, 2018
    Approved Programs:
    “Cremation Arrangement Conference Best Practices”  has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Phone Shoppers: Your Best First Impression” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Legal Topics”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Cremation & the Environment Online Course” has been approved for two (2) hours (also approved for crematory operators).

    Contact:
    Ms. Jennifer Head, Education Director
    Cremation Association of North America
    499 Northgate Parkway
    Wheeling, Illinois 60090
    Phone: (312) 245-1077
    Website
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  • NFDA ARRANGER TRAINING PROGRAM/S:

    Dates: 18 Jan – 27 Sep, 2018

    Locations:
    Laurel Manor, Livonia, MI - January 18, 2018
    Dover Air Force Base, DE - January 30, 2018
    Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, SC - February 5, 2018
    Messinger Mortuary Indian School, Scottsdale, AZ - March 21, 2018
    SFLIC, Hot Springs, AR - August 29, 2018
    Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA - September 27, 2018

    Total Continued Education Hours Six (6) hours for each course.

    Time starts for all courses: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Contact:
    Jackie Ellis
    NFDA Education Specialist
    13625 Bishop's Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Phone: (800) 228-6332
    WEBSITE:

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  • 2018 NFDA CREMATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM SEMINAR

    Dates: 02 Feb – 12 Jun, 2018
    February 3, 2018, San Antonio College of Mortuary Science, San Antonio, Texas.
    February 23, 2018, TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida.
    March 6, 2018, Nebraska Funeral Directors Association, Omaha, Nebraska.
    April 9, 2018, North Dakota Funeral Directors Association, Marriott, Fargo, North Dakota.
    May 2, 2018 Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland.
    May 21, 2018 Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, Bloomington, Minnesota.
    June 13, 2018, Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Approved six (6) hours for each program of continuing education for licensed crematory operators, embalmers and funeral directors.

    Contact:
    Jackie Ellis
    NFDA Education Specialist
    13625 Bishop's Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Phone: (800) 228-6332
    E-mail: nfda@nfda.org
    Website:
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  • CERTIFIED FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING

    Dates: 26 Feb – 12 Oct, 2018
    February 26-28 at Springfield, Illinois
    March 7-9 at Columbus, Ohio
    April 9-11 at Kingston, Ontario
    April 16-18 at Las Vegas, Nevada
    July 17-19 at Brookfield, Wisconsin
    August 8-10 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
    September 24-26 at Atlantic City, New Jersey
    October 12-14 at Salt Lake City, Utah

    Approved for Six (6) hours each of continuing education.

    Contact: Glenda Stansbury
    Insight Institute
    4141 NW Expressway, Suite 110
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
    Phone: 405-810-9501
    Email: glenda@insightbooks.com
    Website
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  • ICCFA 2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPOSITION

    Dates: 18 – 21 Apr, 2018
    Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV

    Do Jews Really Believe in the Afterlife? Practical Guidelines for Funeral Directors. 2 hours
    Are You Standing in Your Own Way?  1 hour
    Changing the Cremation Paradigm: Getting Cemeteries Back in the Game.  1 hour
    Winners Always Quit. 1 hour
    Lead from the Front. 1 hour
    Socialnomics: Winning Customers Hearts, Minds & Wallets in a Wi-Fi World. 1 hour
    Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday. 1 hour
    The Cents and Sense of Cremation Metal Recycling. 1 hour
    How Women Cultivate Greatness. 1 hour
    Protecting Your Most Important Asset: Preventing Burnout. 1 hour
    Why Having a Trustworthy Internet Brand is More Important Than Ever. 1 hour
    A Shared Burden. 1 hour
    How to Stay Relevant with Customers in 2018.  1 hour
    What Cremation Families Really Want. 1 hour
    Music: An Important Bridge Between Ritual, Healing and Remembrance. 1 hour
    A Closer Look at Prep Room Safety.  1 hour
    Build a Highly Engaged Workforce.   1 hour
    Ethical Issues with the FTC Rule. 1 hour
    Lessons on Grief and Mourning in Cartoons.  1 hour
    Understanding Flame Vs. Non-Flame Cremation Options.  1 hour
    Mortuary Litigation.   1 hour
    Who is Real Killing Your Business? When to Adapt and What to Combat.  1 hour
    Hot Dogs & Molecular Decomposition.  1 hour
    “What Can You Do For Me?” Taking Funeral Service to the Next Level.  1 hour
    Increase Your Profits Through Preened Funding Via Insurance or Trust.  1 hour
    Good Mourning: Growing Through Grief. 1 hour
    When All That’s Left are Words.  1 hour
    Swimming With The Sharks: Ethics & Collecting Old Accounts. 1 hour
    Are You Sure You Want to Take Mom Home with You?  1 hour
    Exhibit Networking. 1 hour

    Contact: Daniel Osorio, Continuing Education Administrator
    International Cemetery and Funeral Administrator
    107 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100
    Sterling, Virginia 20164
    Phone: 800-645-7700
    Email: danielo@iccfa.com
    Website



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  • 2018 ANNUAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEETING

    Dates: 21 – 25 Apr, 2018
    “Diversity & Inclusion”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Funeral Home & The Tax Law” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “ADA Compliance”  has been approved for one (1) hour.

    Mr. Brandon Sapp, Education & Membership Coordinator
    National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc
    6290 Shannon Parkway
    Union City, Georgia 30291-1524
    Website
    To register: National Funeral Directors & Morticians Associate at 1 (800) 434-0958
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  • NFDA ARRANGER TRAINING PROGRAM

    Dates: 25 – 25 Apr, 2018
    Location: Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    Total Continued Education Hours Six (6) hours for each course.

    Contact:
    Jackie Ellis
    NFDA Education Specialist
    13625 Bishop's Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Phone: (800) 228-6332
    Website
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  • Selected Independent Funeral Homes 2018 Spring Management Summit

    Dates: 25 – 25 Apr, 2018
    Defining our Culture of Commnication, Thursday, April 26, 2018. 
    Performing at Your Best, Thursday, April 26, 2018. 
    Let's Talk: F.R.E.D. Time, Thursday, April 26, 2018. 
    Human Resources: The Key to Your Sucess, Friday, April 27, 2018.
    Approved for a total of seven (7) hours of continuing education.

    Contact: Ms. Amy Hunt, Director of Meetings and Education
    Selected Independent Funeral Homes
    500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 205
    Deerfield, Illinois 60015-4937
    Phone: (847) 236-9401
    Website
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  • NFDA CERTIFIED PREPLANNING CONSULTANT PROGRAM SEMINAR

    Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2018
    Location: Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, PA
    Total: Six (6) hours of continuing education.

    Contact: Jackie Ellis
    NFDA Educational Specialist
    13625 Bishops Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Website
    To register: NFDA Member Service Representative at 1-800-228-6332, or go to the website.
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  • OSHA STAFF TRAINING

    Dates: 29 – 29 Apr, 2018
    Capital Plaza Hotel has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.

    Contact:
    Pam Scott, Executive Director
    Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA)
    1200 S. Kansas Ave
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Phone:(785) 232-7789
    Website
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  • 121st Annual KFDA Convention Exhibits

    Dates: 30 Apr – 02 May, 2018
    Approved Programs:
    “KFDA Convention Exhibits”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “The Assassination, Embalming & Funeral of President Lincoln” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Networking Luncheon”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “5 Examples of How Digital Media Extends Education and Service”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “The Embalming of Edematous and Jaundice Cases” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Drive S.A.F.E.” has been approved for one half (.5) hour.
    “Why Do We Even Do This?” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “KFDA Annual Meeting and Service of Remembrance” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Success in Being Different...The Next 25 Years”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Workplace Etiquette/Boundaries” has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Interment in a VA National Cemetery”  has been approved for one half (.5) hour.
    “Adding Value. Discovering Trends in Funeral Service”  has been approved for two  (2) hours.
    “The Opioid Crisis Panel” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    "Cremation Liability/Crematory Operator Continuing Education" has been approved for two (2) hours.

    Contact:
    Pam Scott, Executive Director
    Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA)
    1200 S. Kansas Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Phone: (785) 232-7789
    Website
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  • MASS FATALITIES AND THE IMPACT OF DISASTERS

    Dates: 01 – 01 May, 2018
    Approved for Four (4) hours of continuing education.

    Contact: Sheri Splichal, Continue Education Coordinator
    Iowa Western Community College
    2700 College Road, Looft Hall
    Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057
    Website
    To register: IWCC Member Service Representative at 1-712-325-3265, or go to the website.
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  • 2018 ALL-STAFF ANNUAL FTC FUNERAL RULE REVIEW

    Dates: 03 – 03 May, 2018
    Webinar approved for two (2) hours of continuing education.

    Contact: Jackie Ellis, NFDA Educational Specialist
    National Funeral Director's Association
    13625 Bishops Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Website
    To register: NFDA Member Service Representative at 1-800-228-6332, or go to the website.
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  • NeFDA Annual Convention

    Dates: 08 – 10 May, 2018
    Approved Programs:
    “Ethics for funeral Professionals”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Concurrent Session A: Insurance Prefunding Ethics” has been approved for one (1) hours.
    “Concurrent Session B: Planning Your Future, Promises Kept”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Nebraska Issues Forum”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Exhibit Hall and Wine & Cheese Reception” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Signs, Symbols & Significance: Understanding the Catholic funeral Liturgy” has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Generational Differences” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Business Meeting” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Escaping the Fire: Protecting Your Market Amid the Pervasive Rise in Cremation”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Concurrent Session A: Insurance Policy Issue/Signature Requirements” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Concurrent Session B: Workplace Violence Awareness and Formaldehyde Exposure Training”  has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Missed Connection: The Opportunities You are Missing to Help Families Cherish the Memories”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.

    Contact:
    Kathi Schildt, Executive Director
    Nebraska Funeral Directors Association
    PO Box 10
    Milford, Nebraska 68405-0010
    Phone: (402) 761-2217
    Website
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  • 2018 DODGE TECHNICAL SEMINAR

    Dates: 10 – 11 May, 2018
    Location: Harrah's Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Total: Nine (9) hours of continuing education.

    Contact: Sally L. Belanger
    Community Relations Liaison
    The Dodge Company
    38 Young Avenue
    Brunswick, Maine 04011-9467
    Phone: 207-406-2703
    Email: sallybelanger@comcast.net
    Website


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  • 138th Annual IFDA Convention

    Dates: 15 – 17 May, 2018
    Approved Programs:
    “Annual OSHA Training ” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “A Warrior’s Journey” has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “The Yearly Show” has been approved for one half (.5) hours.
    “Futureama of Deathcare: This is the Worst Funeral Ever ” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Preceptor Training” has been approved for two  (2) hours.
    “FTC and Legal Update: The Top 18 of 2018” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Insurance Ethics ” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Opioid Panel Discussion” has been approved for two  (2) hours.
    “Insurance Basics” has been approved for two (2) hours.
     “The (Continued) History of Life as a Funeral Director ” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Helping Families After Suicide Loss” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Communicating the Value of funerals” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Why it Matters and Post Mortem Reconstruction of Massive Head Trauma  ” has been approved for three (3) hours.

    Contact: Suzanne M. Gebel, Executive Director
    Iowa Funeral Directors Association
    1454 30th Street, Suite 204
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Phone: (800) 982-6561
    Website
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  • 2018 NFDA Embalming and Restorative Arts Seminar

    Dates: 17 – 18 May, 2018
    Approved Programs:
    “Embalming Risk Management 4.0”  has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Relevance of Restorative Art” has been approved for (1.25) hours.
    “Everyday Embalming Tips and Techniques”  has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Approaching Trauma Cases with Confidence”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Live Demonstration of Soft Tissue Repair Techniques” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts” has been approved for one (1) hour.

    Contact: Jackie Ellis, NFDA Educational Specialist
    National Funeral Directors Association
    13625 Bishops Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Website
    To register: NFDA Member Service Representative at 1-800-228-6332, or go to the website.
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  • WHY YOUR FAMILIES SHOULD WITNESS THE CREMATION

    Dates: 17 – 17 May, 2018
    Total: One (1) hour of continuing education.

    Contact: Jackie Ellis, NFDA Educational Specialist
    National Funeral Directors Association
    13625 Bishops Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Website
    To register: NFDA Member Service Representative at 1-800-228-6332, or go to the website.
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  • 2018 MFDEA Convention

    Dates: 04 – 05 Jun, 2018
    Approved Programs:
    “Break Out Session-Active Shooter”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Therapy Dogs in the Funeral Industry” has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Break Out Session-Legal Issues & State Board Update”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Exhibit Hall and Presentations”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Round Table-Cremations & Documentation” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Round Table-Embalming Techniques” has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Round Table-Missouri Funeral Trust Contracts”  has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “Catholic Funerals and Rites”  has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “Annual Meeting & Memorial” has been approved for one and half (1.5) hours.
    “MFDEA-Law Class” has been approved for six (6) hours.
    “Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease-Mad Cow Disease”  has been approved for one (1) hour.


    Contact: Cindy Gorman, Office Manager
    Missouri Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association
    1757 Woodclift Drive, Suite 202
    Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
    Phone: (573) 635-1661
    Website
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  • SERVING SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVORS

    Dates: 07 – 07 Jun, 2018
    Approved for one (1) hour of continuing education.

    Contact:
    Jackie Ellis
    NFDA Education Specialist
    13625 Bishop's Drive
    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
    Phone: (800) 228-6332
    Website
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