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. 

  • All Star Professional Training

    They are sponsored by All Star Professional Training, Their website is: https://allstarce.com/courses-offered/?s=&profession=u42709&state=KS&post_type=product

    All programs approve for three (3) hours

    Funeral Services

    Renewal for Kansas Funeral Directors/Embalmers


  • 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. 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
    Preneed Planning: What Every Funeral Director Should Know

    Two (2) hours credit each:

    Funeral Service Ethics
    Green Burial 101
    Telephone Inquiry Manual for Funeral Homes
    Understanding HIV and AIDS
    After Suicide: How to Support Survivors of the Loss

    One (1) hour credit each:

    A Brief History of Burial & Preservation Practices
    Creative Marketing for Funeral Homes

    The following  on-line home study courses are being sponsored by Webce, to register click here: https://www.webce.com/catalog/courses/funeral-ce/kansas/funeral-director

    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
    • Funeral Operations During a Pandemic

    Two (2) hours credit:

    • Death Care Trends That Are Changing Tradition
    • 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
    • Cremation Prearrangement Conference Best Practices
  • FuneralContinuingEducation.com

    FuneralContinuingEducation.com has the following homestudy/correspondence programs approved as listed for continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register: https://www.funeralcontinuingeducation.com/kansas/#courses

    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  
  • Funeral Service Academy

    The following  on-line home study courses are being sponsored by the Funeral Service Academy, Contact information: phone: 888-909-5906 or click here: https://funeralcourse.com/kansas/

  • 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.   To reach them by phone (800)-854-3402 or website https://hospicefoundation.org/Education

    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 - has been approved for three (3) hours credit.

    National Incident Management System -has been approved for three (3) hours credit.

    A Place to Go: Why Ceremonies Matter and Accessing Grief and Loss in the Mental Health and Addictions Community- each program has been approved for one (1) hour

    Funerals and Facebook- has been approved for one (1) hour

    Exceeding Expectations: Creative Approach for Cremation Families - has been approved for one (1) hour

    Most Common Violations of Embalming Standards of Care and How to Avoid Them - has been approved for one (1) hour

    Contact: Teresa Keating

    Phone: (785) 232-7789



  • Practicum Strategies

    The following correspondence courses have been approved for three (3) hours each. For more information contact: 1-(800) 731-4714 or click here: https://www.pshomestudy.com/contactus.asp

    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 Client, The Caring
    CREMATION: The Process
    CREMATION: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 

    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
    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
    Sacred/Sensitive.....and Sane
    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: 1-800-742-8257.  Email is: mrizzo@thanosinstitute.com   Website is: www.thanosinstitute.com

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

    Ethics In Funeral Service
    Restorative Art & Cosmetology

  • 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:
  • 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".
  • Cremation Association of North America Webinar

    Approved Programs

    CE Hours

    Cremation Arrangement Conference Best Practices


    Phone Shoppers: Your Best First Impression


    Cremation & the Environment Online Course


    Contact: Jennifer Head, Education Director
    Cremation Association of North America
    499 Northgate Parkway
    Wheeling, Illinois 60090
    Phone: (312) 245-1077
  • 2021 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:

    Bereavement Groups and The Role of Social Support, Book, approved for 8 hours.
    Control the conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and Defend Your Position Through Any Line of Questioning , Book, approved for 4 hours.
    Embalming and Renal Failure: A Silent Danger for Embalmers, Book, approved for 4 hours.
    Embalming Standards of Care. Book, approved for 6 hours.
    Essential HR Handbook-A-Quick and Handy Resource for Any manager or HR Professional, approved for 6 hours.
    2020 Annual All-Staff FTC Training, Book, approved for 3 hours.
    Aftercare: Strengthen Your Families and Business, Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Bringing Ritual to Cremation Arranging, Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Connecting with the LGBTQ Community, approved for 2 hours.
    Cremation Litigation: How to Avoid the Courtroom & What to do When You Can’t, approved for 2 hours.
    Defusing Conflict in the Arrangement Conference, approved for 2 hours.
    Five Keys to Cremation Success, Audio, approved for 2 hours.
    Funeral Rule Update, approved for 2 hours.
    Is It Sexual Harassment, Audio, approved for 3 hours.
    It’s Not Just a Cremation, approved for 2 hours.
    Lessons Learned from Mystery Shoppers, approved for 2 hours.
    Therapy Dogs: Mans Best Friend, approved for 2 hours.
    Understanding Legal Issues in the Arrangement Conference, Audio, approved for 2 hours.

    2021 Online Learning Program list

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