Home-Study/Correspondence Continuing Education Programs

The following programs are all of the correspondence and home study variety, and they have been approved for continuing education credit for Kansas licensed embalmers and funeral directors. The maximum Kansas credit allowed for any single correspondence or home study program is three (3) hours. Licensees cannot accumulate more than six (6) hours of credit for programs of this nature during any single two-year licensing renewal period.  (Please check with sponsors for availability)

Programs that have also been approved for continuing education credit for Crematory Operators will be marked by green highlights. 

  • 360 Training

    The following on-line home study programs have been approved as listed below. They are sponsored by 360 Training, Austin, Texas. For additional information contact: www.funeralcampus.com.

    Approved for one (1) hour each:
    Hazard Communication - Basic
    Hazard Communication - Advanced
    Homeland Security - Emergency Response
    Industrial Hygiene - Basic
    Industrial Hygiene - Advanced
    Material Handling & Storage - Advanced
    OSHA Training Requirements & Techniques
    OSHA - Safety & Health Programs - Advanced
    Personal Protective Equipment - Advanced

    Approved for two (2) hours each:
    Bloodborne Pathogens - Advanced
    Estate Planning
    Ethics for Insurance Professionals
    Formaldehyde & Needle Stick Safety
    Hazardous Materials
    Hazardous Materials - Advanced
    OSHA - OSHA Act & Standards

    Approved for three (3) hours each:
    Dealing with Conflict & Confrontation
    Dealing with Difficult People
    Ethics for Insurance Professionals - Advanced
    Industrial  Emergency Response - Hazmat First Response
    Medicare
    Wills & Trusts
  • All Star Professional Training

    The following home study on-line programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit each. They are sponsored by All Star Professional Training, 11851 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600, Addison, TX 75001.  For additional information, please contact:  John Mason (817) 385-1136 or by email: allstar@allstarce.com Their website is: http://www.allstarce.us

    three (3) hours credit each:

    Funeral Directors/Embalmers Renewal
    Funeral Services  
    Mortuary Science
    Renewal for Kansas Funeral Directors/Embalmers

    three (3) hours credit each:

    Types  of Funerals
    Depression
    Embalming
  • APEX Continuing Education Solutions

    The following home study programs have been approved as listed for each. They are sponsored by APEX Continuing Education Solutions. For additional information contact: APEX at 1-(800) 769-8996.  Email: INFO@APEXCES.COM.  Website: http://www.APEXCES.com.

    Three (3) hours credit each:

    FTC Funeral Rule
    Funeral Rituals and Mental Health ADDED 12/2/2014
    Infant Embalming Techniques
    OSHA Essentials
    Restoration of a Tissue Donor ADDED 12/2/2014
    The Funeral Director and Organ & Tissue Donation ADDED 12/2/2014
    Understanding Grief ADDED 12/2/2014
    Working With Difficult People

    Two (2) hours credit each:

    Funeral Service Ethics
    Green Burial 101 ADDED 12/2/2014
    Telephone Inquiry Manual for Funeral Homes
    Understanding HIV and AIDS

    One (1) hour credit each:

    A Brief History of Burial & Preservation Practices ADDED 12/2/2014
    Creative Marketing for Funeral Homes
  • C.O.E. Continuing Education

    C.O.E. Continuing Education is sponsoring homestudy internet courses for Kansas licensees.  To register contact C.O.E. Continuing Education at 1-(800) 795-3004 or write to CEO at P.O. Box 35606, Fayetteville, NC  28303-5606.   Click http://www.coecontinuingeducation.com/ to go directly to their website. Their approved programs are :

    Two (2) hours each:
    Practice of Embalmers

    Three (3) hours each:
    Funeral and Religion Customs
    Funeral Counseling
    HIV/AIDS and Sanitation
  • Cape School, Inc.

    Cape School, Inc. is now offering two programs.  Each has been approved for three (3) hours of on-line continuing education for Kansas licensees. You may call at (434) 969-3000, fax: (434) 969-4391, email:  Gina Woodring or go to their website @: www.capeschool.com 

    HIV/AIDS - How Far Have We Really Come?
    Undertaking Ethical Issues in Funeral Home Services
  • Clarity Net

    Clarity Net  courses Bloodborne Pathogens and Respiratory Protection have each been approved for one (1) hour of continuing education for Kansas licensees. These programs are being sponsored by Coastal, Inc. To register, contact Mike Hall at (757) 498-9014, or email:  mhall@coastal.com.  
  • Colma Education

    The following home study programs have been approved for one (1) hour credit each. They are sponsored by Colma Education. To register online: ColmaEducation.com/ICCFA
    For additional information contact: Tyler Frasier, email: tyler@colmaeducation.com, write c/o COLMA Education 40838 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 43271, call 213-261-4984, or fax: 213-985-2237

    Please remember although they offer additional courses only programs listed below have been approved for Kansas licensees.

    How to Reinvent, Restructure And Redesign Your Business In Order To Own The Future
    Get Your Shift Together
    Before And Beyond The Funeral: Creating A Continuum Of Care From Hospice To Funeral Service
    Treehuggers, Babyboomers And Republicans? Who Wants A Green Funeral And Why
    The Funeral Experience Of The Future.....Today!
    Making Green By Going Green: A Practical Guide To Increasing Revenue
    From The Past Into The Future: Transform Your Bottom Line & Enhance Customer Satisfaction Through Technology Today
    The Ultimate Cremation Sales Toolkit In Just 50 Minutes
    Guerrilla Branding: Online Strategies For Funeral Homes
    Relationship Power! How To Win Business And Influence People




     

  • Compliance Plus

    Annual Safety Training: Formaldehyde Safety and Bloodborne Pathogen Safety program is sponsored by: Gary Finch, Compliance Plus, Drawer Ten, Nixon, Texas 78140, (800) 950-1101. The program has been approved for three (3) hours each of credit. 
  • Continuing Education for Licensing

    The following home study programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit each. They are sponsored by Continuing Education for Licensing. For additional information contact: Sharon Trussell, c/o Continuing Education for Licensing, Route 6, Box 738, Canton, Texas 75103, or call 1-903-567-1370:


    How We Die

    The Art of Condolence

    The Mourning Handbook

  • Cremation Association of North America

    CANA's Online Crematory Operations Certification Program

    six (6) hours for the Certification Required for Kansas crematory operator licensure
    OR
    Approved for three (3) continuing education hours

    This program may not be submitted to satisfy certification as a crematory operator and as continuing education requirements within the same biennial renewal period.

    312-245-1077
    register online here:
    www.cremationassociationofamerica.org

  • Doric Products, Inc.

    The Strength of Doric -- Interactive Presentation program is sponsored by: Doric Products, Inc., P.O. Box 10, Marshall, IL 62441, 1-800-457-0671. It has been approved by one (1) hour of credit. 
  • Ecolomoed

    Ecolomoed of Tulsa, Oklahoma is sponsoring:  OSHA Compliance Training. This program is on-line and has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register call Glenn Lafitte at 918-671-8124 or email: ecolomed@cox.net.
  • Funeral Service Academy

    The following  on-line home study courses are being sponsored by the Funeral Service Academy, Amy E. Harmon, Assistant Director of Education, P.O. Box 449, Pewaukee, WI 53072.   Contact information: phone: 888-909-5906; email: support@funeralcourse.com
    registration webpage:  www.funeralcourse.com

    One (1) hour credit:
    Embalming- Autopsies & Organ/Tissue Donors
    Funeral Home Safety Overview
    Grief and Cultural Competence: The African American Diaspora
    Grief and Cultural Competence: Hispanic Traditions
    Grief and Cultural Competence: Jewish Traditions

    Two (2) hours credit:
    Safety within Funeral Homes

    Three (3) hours credit:
    Complying with the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule

    Embalming-Diseases & Conditions

  • FuneralCE

    The following  on-line home study courses are being sponsored by FuneralCE, Jana Pugh, CE Compliance Specialist, P.O. Box 850127, Richardson, TX  75085.  To register contact: Customer Service at 877-332-8480, email:  info@funeralce.com  website: www.funeralce.com.

    Three (3) hours credit:
    Bloodborne Pathogens
    Conflict Resolution for Funeral Directors 
    Cremation Best Practices    
    Final Expense Insurance
    Intercultural Burials
    Managing Grief - A Guide for the Funeral Professional
    OSHA Practices Standards for Funeral Professionals
    OSHA Workplace Rights
    Pre-Need Planning
    Public Speaking For Funeral Directors
    Understanding Social Security: Case Studies for Funeral Directors
    Working Ethically with Seniors

    Two (2) hours credit:
    Communicating Effectively with Seniors
    Funeral Customs With Military Honors
    High Risk Direct Disposal: Lessons Learned from Ebola Outbreak
    When Disaster Strikes: Mass Fatalities and Community Impact

  • FuneralContinuingEducation.com

    FuneralContinuingEducation.com has the following homestudy/correspondence programs approved as listed for continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register call Education Workers Group at (718) 701-0385 or http://www.funeralcontinuingeducation.com/

    One (1) hr:
    Helping Parents Cope with Unexpected Death
    Helping Parents Help Children Cope With Death
    Understanding Modern Funeral Customs
    Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care
    When Children Die: Guidance for the Final Arrangements
    Upselling Without Upsetting the Client

    Two (2) hrs:
    Limiting Exposure HIV/AIDS
    Complying with the FTC Rule
    OSHA Compliance for Funeral Homes
    Funeral Products and the Environment
    The Sociology of Death Added
    Prenatal Bereavement and Memorialization
    Working with the Cemetery 

    Three (3) hrs:
    Burial With Military Honors
    Ethics, Attitude & Customer Service
    Funerary Ethics and Best Practices
    Restorative Art and Modern Techniques  
  • FuneralDirectorCEUs.com

    FuneralDirectorCEUs.com has available these  on-line study programs, and each  has been approved for three (3) hours credit each for Kansas licensees. They are sponsored by funeraldirectorceus.com. Their mailing address is: Funeraldirectorceus.com, Box 8723, Victoria, BC  V8W353 Canada.  The link is: www.funeraldirectorceus.com

    Growth for Goals: Charting your Dream: Realizing Your Passion
    Social Media and Funeral Service: Making Sense of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
    Telephone Etiquette & Best Practices for Funeral Homes
    Understanding Google: The External and Internal Effects on Your Funeral Home
  • FuneralReview.Com

    The following on-line study programs have been approved Kansas licensees. They are sponsored by Funeral Review.Com. Their mailing address is: FuneralReview.com, P.O. Box 76391, St. Petersburg, FL  33734.  Toll free 1-(866) 325-4700. For additional information - Log In@www.funeralreview.com.

    Three (3) Hours:
    Embalming Perspectives & Paradigms Challenged
    Funeral Service Ethics
    Grief Management
    Learning to be a Leader
    People Skills Advanced
    Personnel Management in Funeral Service
    The Funeral
    Understanding and Creating Exceptional Funeral Experiences
    Understanding and managing Grief
    Understanding Preneed
    What Matters Most
    What Every Funeral Director & Cemeterian Should Know About Cremation


    Approval for two (2) hours credit:
    Communicable Disease
    HIV/AIDS A funeral practitioners guide to occupational exposure
    Public Speaking - Comfortably

    Approved for one (1) hour credit:
    Hazard Communications
  • funeral-smart.com

    Contact Information: website
    Email: info@funeral-smart.com

    Approved Programs (all approved for three hours for Kansas embalmers-funeral directors):
    "Business Identity",
    "Can't Fake Authenticity",
    "Habits of Effective Embalmers",
    "The Shopper",
    "World Religions", and
    "Religious Neutrality".
  • Gary Sokoll

    he Understanding Casket Components correspondence program is sponsored by Gary Sokoll, 9721 Rail Road, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73130, (405) 732-0812. It has been approved for one (1) hour credit. 
  • Hospice Foundation of America

    The following on-line study programs have been approved for Kansas licensees. They are sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America.  The website is: www.hospiceonline.com. The online courses are available on the Hospice Education Network' s educational website. Their mailing address is: Hospice Foundation of America, 1621 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste 300, Washington, DC 20009-1052:

    Approved for one (1) hour:
    Caregiving and Loss Family Needs, Professional Responses
    Coping With Public Tragedy
    Living with Grief: Before and After Death
    Living with Grief: After Sudden Loss
    Living with Grief: Alzheimer's Disease
    Living with Grief: At Work, At School, At Worship
    Living with Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life
    Living with Grief: Loss Later in Life
    Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged
    Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve
    Pain Management at the End of Life: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice

    Approved for three (3) hours:
    Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents.
    Diversity and End-of-Life Care

    DVD Programs: All credits will be awarded through Hospice Foundation of America:

    Managing Conflict/Finding Meaning-Supporting Families at Life's End is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This has been approved for two and one-half (2-1/2) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register contact Ms. Kristen Nanjundaram  knanjundaram@hospicefoundation.org  by phone: 202-457-5811 or fax: 202-457-5815
    This program will be offered live January 28, 2016 and can then be used as a DVD program until June 30, 2016.
                                                       
    Cancer and End-of-Life Care is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This has been approved for two and one-half (2-1/2) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register contact Ms. Kristin Baker at (202) 457-5811 or email: Kbaker@hospicefoundation.org

    Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This program has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. Continuing education certificates will be issued through Hospice Foundation of America. To register contact Ms. Kristin Baker at (800) 854-3402 or email: educate@hospicefoundation.org


    Supporting Individuals with Intellectual & Development Disabilites through Serious Illness, Grief and Loss is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This program has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. Continuing education certificates will be issued through Hospice Foundation of America. To register contact Ms. Kristin Nanjundaram at (800) 854-3402 or email: educate@hospicefoundation.org or web: reigster.hospicefoundation.org.
  • Kansas Funeral Directors Association

    Expanding Funeral Ethics is sponsored by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association, PO Box 1904, Topeka, KS 66601-1904 or call (785) 232-7789. Their website is: http://www.ksfda.org/.  This program has been approved for three (3) hours credit.

    IS-700:  National Incident Management System program is sponsored by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association, PO Box 1904, Topeka, KS 66601-1904 or call (785) 232-7789. Their website is: http://www.ksfda.org/.  This program has been approved for three (3) hours credit.
  • Life Appreciation Training Seminars Home Study Series and On-Line Center Courses

    Life Appreciation Training - Funeral Arrangements has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education.  For more information contact: Kevin Bates
    at 1 (800) 877-8905. All programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit.
  • National Funeral Directors Association Home Study Series and On-line Learning Center courses

    Registration: Contact NFDA at 1-800-228-6332 or click here for Home Study Information and click here for Online Learning Courses.
    Please remember although they offer additional courses only programs listed below have been approved for Kansas licensees.  

    Home Study Courses-format, and approved hours:
    9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses- Book, approved for 3 hours
    9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams-Book, approved for 3 hours
    2017 Annual All-Staff Training with the FTC Funeral Rule Coordinator- Audio CD, approved for 3 hours
    The Art of Facial Reconstruction, CD, approved for 3 hours
    Be the Best Crematory Operator in Your Community, DVD, approved for 3 hours
    Beyond Price- Your Guide to Mastering Cremation Phone Inquiries-Audio/Video DVD,  approved for 2 hours
    Bridging the Gap between the Funeral Home and the Hospice Caregiver- DVD or CD approved for 2 hours
    Building Superior Customer Relationships through Online Marketing, DVD, approved for 2 hours

    Connecting with Women: The World's Most Powerful Consumer, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    The Continuum of Care: Is Your Funeral Home Inside the Circle of Trust, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Creating Meaningful Funeral Experiences-DVD, approved for 3 hours
    Creating Loyalty and Lifelong Memories through Creative Customer Engagement- Audio/Video DVD, approved for 3 hours
    Cremation Liability Issues for Crematories & Funeral Homes Using Third-party Crematories- Audio/video DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Defend Your Business: A Guide to Modern Funeral, Crematory, and Cemetery Litigation, DVD, approved for 2 hoursDo Funerals Matter ?, Book, approved for 3 hours
    Educating the Families You Serve about the Way of the Funeral: A Guide for Funeral Home Staff-Book, approved for 3 hours
    Effective Social Media for your Funeral Home on a Shoestring Budget- DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Embalming Difficult Cases: Donor Cases-DVD, approved for 3 hours
    Embalming Risk Management-DVD & Video, approved for 2 hours
    Embalming Standards of Care, Book, approved for 3 hours
    Filling the Void: Why Funeral Directors Must Become Ritual Specialists, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    FTC Undercover Shopping: Are You Ready?, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    FTC Compliance: Handling the General Price List- Video, approved for 3 hours
    Focus on Preneed: Spend Downs, Contracts, and Consumer Protection - DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Funeral Service Psychology & Counseling-Book, approved for 3 hours
    The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care-Book, approved for 3 hours
    Give and Take, Book, approved for 3 hours
    The Grand Finale: Funeral Event Planning, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Grit, Book, approved for 3 hours
    Helping Families After Suicide Loss, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Hospice from the Inside Out, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    How Green Practices Benefit Your Business- DVD, approved for 3 hours
    Inbound Marketing: The Future of Funeral Home Marketing- Audio/video DVD, approved for 2 hours
    It's Only a Matter of Time: Are You Ready for Natural Burials and Green Funerals?-DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Keys to Effectively Resolve Family Complaints and Avoid Costly Lawsuits- Audio/video DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Leading the Conversation: Connecting with Seniors in Arrangement Conferences, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Making Cremation Profitable- Audio/video, approved for 2 hours
    Marketing Cremation for Profitability, DVD, approved for 2 hours

    Opening a Crematory: What You Need to Know to Do It Right- DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Our Past is Not a Prologue to Our Future, DVD, approved for 2 hours
    Presence, Book, approved for 3 hours
    Scared Speechless, Book, approved for 3 hours
    The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything- Book, approved for 3 hours
    Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, Book, approved for 3 hours
    Switch, Book, approved for 3 hours
    The Executor's Handbook, Book, approved for 3 hours

    Online Learning Center, and approved hours:
    Communicable Disease: Safeguarding the Funeral Practitioner, approved for 2 hours
    Communicable Disease: What Every Funeral Home Must Know, approved for 3 hours
    Conflict Management for Funeral Directors, approved for 3 hours
    Embalming Perspectives & Paradigms Challenged, approved for 3 hours
    Embalming Risk Management, approved for 2 hours, (video)
    Embalming the Obese Case, approved for 3 hours
    Five Ways to Improve Prep Room Ventilation & Protect Your Health, approved for 2 hours (audio only)
    Funeral Service Ethics, approved for 2 hours
    Offering Funeral Packages in Compliance with the FTC, approved for 2 hours
    Professional Ethics in Funeral Service: NFDA’s Code of Professional Conduct, approved for 1 hour
    Serving Hispanic Families, approved for 3 hours
    The Funeral: A Chance to Touch, A Chance to Serve, A chance to Heal, approved for 3 hours
    The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything, approved for 3 hours
    Understanding a Child’s Grief, approved for 3 hours
    Understanding and Creating Exceptional Funeral Experiences, approved for 3 hours
    Understanding and Managing Grief, approved for 3 hours
    Understanding the Practice of the FTC Funeral Rule, approved for 3 hours

    Courses/Books Denied Credit:
    A Cemetery Should Be Forever
    Are You in the 40 Percent: Planning for Succession
    Deathcare Marketing: 25 FAQs
    Marketing a Funeral Home for Long-Term Profitability

  • Practicum Strategies

    The following correspondence courses have been approved for three (3) hours each. For more information contact: Richard Santore, c/o Practicum Strategies, P.O. Box 1089,  8 Lenore Ct., Hammonton, NJ 08037, 1-(800) 731-4714 or fax 1-800 591-6391 or click here: www.practicumstrategies.com

    A Review of Basic Embalming Procedures
    Business Morals and Ethics and The Funeral Director
    Complying with the Funeral Rule
    Coping With Stress As A Funeral Director
    CREMATION: The Concept, The Client, The Caring
    CREMATION: The Process
    CREMATION: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow   Added 1/6/2014

    Dealing with Communicable Diseases & AIDS
    Embalming Chemistry
    Employee Recruitment and Retention in Funeral Service
    Ethics for Funeral Directors
    Everyday Ethics in Funeral Service
    Funeral Profession and Consumer Behavior
    Funeral Values - The Year 2000 and Beyond
    Grief 101 for Funeral Directors
    Hazardous Chemicals/Toxic Substances
    How Do We Tell The Children?
    Intermediate Marketing for Funeral Directors
    Introduction To Accounting for the Funeral Director
    Job Burnout in Funeral Service
    Living with the FTC's Funeral Rule
    Managing Stress in Funeral Service
    Marketing 101 for Funeral Directors: Why Everything You Know About Marketing Won't Work For Your Business; And Why It's Not Your Fault
    Moral Dilemmas Facing the Funeral Profession
    Motivation and Coaching For the Successful Funeral Director
    OSHA for Small Business
    OSHA: A Practical Guide for Funeral Service Professionals
    Power Communication for Funeral Professionals
    Preneed Funeral Planning A Basic Course for the Funeral Prof.
    Pre-Planning For Funeral Home Business Interruptions
    Professional Communications with Client Families, Part 1
    Professional Ethics in a Changing Environment
    Sacred/Sensitive.....and Sane
    Stress and the Funeral Home Environment
    The Vanguard of Competition for the Funeral Profession
    Understanding & Completing the Certificate of Death
    Universal  Precautions: A Review for Embalmers & Funeral Directors

  • Pugh and Associates Consulting

    Grief Resolution for Co-Workers program is sponsored by: Lowell Pugh, c/o H. L. Pugh and Associates Consulting, 400 Chestnut, Box 145, Golden City, Missouri 64748-0145, (417) 537-4412. It has been approved for two (2) hours credit. 
  • Thanos Institute

    The following Independent Study Correspondence Courses are provided by the Thanos Institute. For more information contact: Mary E. Rizzo, c/o Thanos Institute, P.O. Box 1928, Buffalo, New York, 14231-1928, 1-800-742-8257.  Email is: mrizzo@thanosinstitute.com   Website is: www.thanosinstitute.com

    All programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit:

    A Student Dies, A School Mourns..Are You Prepared?
    Bereavement and the Funeral Director
    Embalming
    Ethics In Funeral Service
    Forensic Pathology for Funeral Directors
    Grief Counseling for the Funeral Director
    Management Skills for Funeral Directors
    Organ, Tissue Donation and the Funeral Director
    OSHA Compliance and FTC Rules
    Restorative Art & Cosmetology
    Unexpected, Traumatic Death and the Funeral Director