Home Education Preconvention Seminars

Preconvention Seminars

Saturday, October 11

NFDA Certified Crematory Operator ProgramTM
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration)
Michael Nicodemus, CFSP, NFDA Vice President of Cremation Services, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Michael Watkins, CFSP, NFDA Senior Vice President of Operations, Brookfield, Wisconsin

If you offer cremation to families, this seminar is for you! As the standard-setter for excellence, ethics and integrity in funeral service, NFDA has set the bar high with a new certification program that reinforces the central role ethics plays in serving cremation families. If you want to evaluate a third-party crematory, currently operate a crematory or are thinking of opening one, the NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program™ meets your needs – and provides the information you require to address potential cremation liability issues. Take-home test. Approved for up to 7 CE hours by APFSP and licensing boards in most states and provinces.

 

Member and qualifying nonmember cost: $395 per person by September 5 / $495 per person after September 5

Nonmember cost: $525 per person by September 5 / $625 per person after September 5

Student cost: $195 per person by September 5 / $295 per person after September 5

 Register with your NFDA Convention registration.


NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (CPC Exam Sunday, October 12, 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.)
Colleen Murphy Klein, National Funeral Directors Association, Brookfield, WI

Consumers demand high-quality service and increasingly look for professional credentials. Promote exceptional professional standards in funeral preplanning by earning the internationally recognized CPC designation. The CPC Standards Manual review seminar is held on Saturday and the exam is given on Sunday. You must be eligible to participate, and an application is required. The updated manual, published in 2013, is the basis for the exam. Includes refreshments and lunch. (Up to 8 CE hours)

  • NFDA members and qualifying nonmembers: $395
  • Nonmember funeral directors: $525
  • Apply today! Deadline September 12

Back to Basics: Best Embalming Techniques & Everyday Practices
1 – 5 p.m.
Vernie Fountain, Fountain National Academy, Springfield, MO

A wide variety of general embalming techniques, including tips and techniques about arterial injections, fluid dilutions, leakage prevention, restoration, long-term preservation, cavity treatments, and much more. Refresh your embalming skills as Vernie Fountain reviews and illustrates numerous methods that have proven highly effective over time. You will leave with a substantial amount of new and reinforced technical information to implement in the daily embalming practices of your funeral home. Approved for up to 4 CE hours by APFSP and licensing boards in most states and provinces.

 

Member cost: $130 per person by September 5 / $155 per person after September 5

Nonmember cost: $170 per person by September 5 / $195 per person after September 5

 Register with your NFDA Convention registration.


Subject to change.