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. 

  • 2019 NFDA Online Courses

    “Do it Yourself Memorials (with a Little Help from the Funeral Director) has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Embalming Rick Management” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “RSVP: I’ll See You at My Living Funeral” has been approved for two (2) hours.
    “Supporting Pregnancy Loss Families” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Ten Tools for Stress Relief” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    "Mastering the Art of Funeral Home Phone Etiquette" has been approved for one (1) hour.
    "Demonstration of Soft Tissue Repair" has been approved for three (3) hours.
    "Relevance of Restorative Art" has been approved for three (3) hours.
    "2018 FTC Funeral Rule Training" has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Approaching Trauma Cases with Confidence" has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Conflict Management for Funeral Directors: Successful Interpersonal Communication Practices” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Embalming Perspectives and Paradigms Challenged” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Embalming the Obese Case” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Everyday Embalming: Tips and Tricks” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    "Funeral Service Ethics" has been approved for two (2) hour.
    "Jewish Funeral Traditions and Rituals" has been approved for three (3) hours.
    "Offering Funeral Packages in Compliance with the FTC Funeral Rule" has been approved for two (2) hours.
    "Professional Ethics in Funeral Service: NFDA's Code of Professional Conduct" has been approved for one (1) hour.
    “The Funeral: A Chance to Touch, A Chance to Serve, A Chance to Heal” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Understanding a Child's Grief: Insights for Funeral Home Owners, Directors, Staff” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Understanding and Managing Grief” has been approved for three (3) hours.
    “Understanding the Practice of the FTC Funeral Rule” has been approved for three (3) hours.

    Programs Denied
    Deathcare Marketing: 25 FAQs
    Marketing a Funeral Home for Long-Term Profitability

    To Register, contact: NFDA Member Service Representative at 1-800-228-6332 or go to www.nfda.org

  • All Star Professional Training

    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: https://allstarce.com/courses-offered/kansas/funeral/
    All programs approved for three (3) hours
    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: https://www.apexces.com/funeral-ce-continuing-education/kansas/76

    Three (3) hours credit each:

    Are You Stressed? Signs and Solutions
    FTC Funeral Rule
    Funeral Rituals and Mental Health
    Infant Embalming Techniques
    OSHA Essentials
    Restoration of a Tissue Donor
    The Funeral Director and Organ & Tissue Donation
    Understanding Grief
    Working With Difficult People

    Two (2) hours credit each:

    Funeral Service Ethics
    Green Burial 101
    Telephone Inquiry Manual for Funeral Homes
    Understanding HIV and AIDS

    One (1) hour credit each:

    A Brief History of Burial & Preservation Practices
    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
  • CANA'S Online Crematory Operations Certification Program

    Approved for three (3) continuing education hours (for all licensees including crematory operators.)

    Please note that this program may not be submitted to satisfy a part of the six (6) hour certification requirement for crematory operators (which must be earned within the first year of licensure.)

    Contact: Jennifer Head,  Education Director
    Cremation Association of North America
    499 Northgate Parkway
    Wheeling, IL  60090-2646
    Phone: (312) 245-1077
    Register online here:
    Website
  • 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
  • Cremation Association of North America Webinar

    Approved Programs

    CE Hours

    Cremation Arrangement Conference Best Practices

    2

    Phone Shoppers: Your Best First Impression

    1

    Legal Topics

    1.5

    Cremation & the Environment Online Course


    2


    Contact: Jennifer Head, Education Director
    Cremation Association of North America
    499 Northgate Parkway
    Wheeling, Illinois 60090
    Phone: (312) 245-1077
    Website
  • 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 53072-0449.   Contact information: phone: 888-909-5906; email: support@funeralcourse.com
    registration webpage:  www.funeralcourse.com

    One (1) hour credit:
    Communicable Disease and Funeral Professions
    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
    OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes (Part One)
    OSHA Compliance Guidance for Funeral Homes (Part Two)
    Grief Management: An Overview for Funeral Professionals
    Today's Funerals: What's New?

  • FuneralCE

    The following  on-line home study courses are being sponsored by FuneralCE, Alina Rymarz, CE Compliance Specialist,12222 Merit Drive, Ste. 500, Dallas, TX  75251.  To register contact: Customer Service at 877-332-8480, email:  compliance@webce.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
    Funeral Personalization and Family Engagement

    Two (2) hours credit:
    Ethical Business Practices for Funeral Directors
    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
    Top Five Things They Didn't Teach in Mortuary School
    OSHA Emergency Action Plans for Funeral Homes

  • 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
  • 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".
  • 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 online courses are available on the Hospice Education Network' s educational website. Their mailing address is: Hospice Foundation of America, 1707 L. Street NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20036.  To reach them by phone (800)-854-3402 or website https://hospicefoundation.org/Shop-HFA

    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

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

  • 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.
  • National Funeral Directors Association Home Study Series and On-line Learning Center courses

    2018 NFDA HOME STUDY

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

    Home Study Courses-format, and approved hours:
    Certified Preplanning Consultant Program, approved for 3 hours.
    Bereavement Groups and The Role of Social Support, Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Do Funerals Matter? Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Educating the Families You Serve about the Why of Funerals: A Guide for Funeral Home Staff. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Embalming Standards of Care. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    The Essential Executor's Handbook. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care.Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Scared Speechless: 9 Ways to Overcome Your Fears and                                    Captivate Your Audience. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Turning Art into Science: Unit One.  Book, approved for 3 hours.           
    Turning Art into Science: Unit Two. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Turning Art into Science: Unit Three. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Turning Art into Science: Unit Four. Book, approved for 3 hours.
    10 Technologies that Will Transform Your Business                                                 
    Aftercare: Strengthen Your Families and Business Previously Approved as NFDA 2017 Convention Workshop. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    The Art of Facial Reconstruction. Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    Be the Best Crematory Operator in Your Community. Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    Beyond Price: Your Guide to Mastering Cremation Phone Inquiries. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Connecting with Women: The World's More Powerful. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    The Continuum of Care: Is Your Funeral Home Inside the Circle of Trust
    Creating Loyalty and Lifelong Memories through Creative Customer  Engagement. Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    Embalming Difficult Cases: Donor Cases. Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    Embalming Risk Management. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Establishing Your Credibility as a New Funeral Director Previously Approved as NFDA
    Five Keys to Cremation Success Previously Approved as NFDA 2017 Webinar. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Focus on Preneed: Spend Downs, Contracts, and Consumer Protection. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    VIDEO. FTC Compliance: Handling the General Price List....Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    Convention Workshop. Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    Helping Families After Suicide Loss. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Hospice from the Inside Out. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    How Green Practices Benefit Your Business. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Making Cremation  Profitable. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    The New American Way of Death Starts with Promoting Resilient Kids  
    Overcoming Objections During the Arrangement Conference                            
    Convention Workshop. Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    What Happens to Your Families Following the Funeral Previously Approved as NFDA
    Your Value Statement: the Key to Success in the Arrangement conference, Previously  
    Embalming Risk Management 4.0, approved for 3 hours.

    DENIED PROGRAMS:
    A Cemetery Should Be Forever
    Are You in the 40 Percent? Planning for Succession
    Create Experiences, Gain Market Share
    Reinventing Your Funeral Home: Five Keys to Sustained Profitability Previously Approved as NFDA 2017 Webinar
    Secrets for Digital Marketing Success Previously Approved as NFDA 2017 Webinar
    Should I Buy or Should I Sell?  Previously Approved as NFDA 2017 Webinar
    Successful Family Succession: Transfer Power, Not Assets Previously Approved as NFDA 2017 Webinar.

    To Register Contact: NFDA Member Service Representative at 1(800) 228-6332.
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  • 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

  • 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