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North Carolina Board of Funeral Service

Continuing Education

** Important Notice for Licensees Regarding CE Credit **

At its September 8, 2021, meeting, the NC Board of Funeral Service approved a general waiver of the rule regarding online Continuing Education credits.  Under this waiver, licensees may accrue up to 10 hours of online credit from April 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.  Five [5] hours of online credit may be applied to the 2022 license renewal cycle and up to five [5] hours credit may be rolled over to the 2023 renewal cycle. 

Those licensees who were awarded online CE credit from January 1, 2021, through March 31, 2021, were allowed under a previous waiver to accrue up to 10 hours of online credit.  As with the current waiver, those licensees with 10 hours of online credit awarded during this time period may apply five [5] hours to the 2022 renewal cycle and roll over the remaining 5 hours to the 2023 renewal cycle.

Beginning January 1, 2022, and continuing through March 31, 2022, licensees may accrue up to 10 hours of online CE credit.  The Board may consider whether or not to continue the waiver for online credit hours after March 31, 2022, by approving a new waiver. 

Sponsor:  North Carolina Board of Funeral Service (NCBFS) / Forest Lawn Funeral Home

CONTACT:  BRETT LISENBEE   BLISENBEE@NCBFS.ORG

“Rules & Regulations – What’s New”
   ($25 / 2 Hours)
  Payment must be received in advance and can be remitted through the Board’s online payment portal. Please use your individual license number as your “Customer ID.”

Classroom CE Courses

Various Sponsors provide CE training in the classroom, at various locations. Our comprehensive list is kept up-to-date, and contains class information, fees, locations and Sponsors.

Complete List of Classroom Courses


Online CE Courses

There are many CE courses available to take online. These are provided by various Sponsors, and can be taken at the student’s convenience.

Complete List of Online Courses


Webinar CE Courses

Webinars are growing in popularity. They combine the ease of online home study with the advantages of a classroom course. Often webinars are able to offer more CE credit than the two-hour online limit the Board’s rules currently impose.

Complete List of Webinar Courses
 

Information and all listings are on the Continuing Education Information and Listings page.

News/Notices

Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 9:00 am. The meeting will be held at the NCSU University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. The meeting will begin with Disciplinary Hearings. The Business Session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Guests will be subject to social distancing guidelines and required to wear a mask during the meeting.


Revised Death Certificate

The revised death certificate currently is available on DHHS, Division of Public Health, Vital Records’ website, under the "Funeral Directors" tab.

Certificate of Performance/Preneed Calculator

Certificate of Performance [COP] (fillable BFS PN-5, revised Sept 2019)
COP – IP Calculator (XLSX file, revised Sept 2019)
IP Calculator Instructions (revised April 2019)

Board Staff Direct Contact Information

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Stephen Davis
(919) 743-5635
Assistant Director
Amy D. Acord
(919) 743-5646 
Compliance Officer
Brett Lisenbee
(919) 218-8083 
Administrative Officer 
Karen Loveland
(919) 743-5632
Continuing Education/Traineeship
Glenda Ryan
(919) 743-5642
Individual Licensure
Amy D. Acord
(919) 743-5646
Business Licensure
Brett Lisenbee
(919) 218-8083



PRENEED SERVICES

Preneed Program Manager
Paul Richardson
(919) 743-5637
Senior Preneed Services Specialist
Rebecca Williams
(919) 743-5639 
Preneed Services Specialist    
Vacant    
 

Inspector On-call Schedule

Please be aware that fluctuations due to various factors, such as work load, unplanned issues, and available personnel, may affect where a call is routed.

Monday Debbie Hamm (984) 275-5522
Tuesday Darrell Cagle (919) 604-4828
Wednesday Chris Stoessner (919) 215-8851
Thursday Karen Davis-Brunson (919) 219-8701
Friday Vacant  

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