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Classroom Continuing Education Courses

After NCBFS-Sponsored Courses, Classroom Listings Are Categorized Alphabetically Per Sponsor

Contact the course Sponsor for more information, or call Glenda Ryan at (919) 733-9380.

Contact:  Christie Carpenter   (770) 445-3180


"2021 Clinic — August 24, 2021"
 
  • 08-24-21 — Forsyth, GA   * * * CANCELLED * * * RESCHEDULE DATE PLANNED FOR MARCH 2022 * * * DETAILS WILL BE POSTED WHEN CONFIRMED   

  • "2021 Clinic — August 25, 2021"
     
  • 08-25-21 — Forsyth, GA   * * * CANCELLED * * * RESCHEDULE DATE PLANNED FOR MARCH 2022 * * * DETAILS WILL BE POSTED WHEN CONFIRMED  
  • Contact:  Steve Ertzberger   (704) 460-4425


    "Understanding Covid and Other Threats"
       ($50 / 5 Hours)

     
  • 10-20-21  (8:30 am - 2:30 pm, break 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)  Heritage Funeral Service, 1507 Main Street East, Valdese, NC 28690
  • Contact:  Mimi Korcak   Phone 312-245-1077


    "CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program"
       ( 8 Hours (6 classroom, 2 online) / $495 Member/$595 Nonmember)

     
  • 10-12-21  (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)   Holiday Inn Express, 16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
  • 11-05-21  (08:00 am - 04:00 pm)  Commonwealth Institure of Funeral Service, 415 Barren Springs Road, Houston, TX 77090
  • Contact:  Jennifer Werthman   312-245-1077


    "CANA's Crematory Operations Certificate Program — 2021"
     
  • Virtual & In-Person Options  

  • See Online & In-Person course options at https://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP

    Contact:  Sally L. Belanger   (207) 841-6330


    "2021 Dodge Technical Seminar – Las Vegas"
       ($485 / 9 Hours)

     
  • 11-11-21 to 11-12-21  (2 day event)  Flamingo Hotel & Resort, 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

  • Includes the following Educational Workshops on Thursday, November 11, 2021
    1. Embalming Infants and Children (1 CEU)
    2. Know Your Bugs: A Closer Look at Bacteria and Viruses (1 CEU)
    3. My Most Challenging Restoration Cases (1 CEU)
    4. Long Term Refrigeration With Dehydration (1 CEU)
    5. Preserving and Restoring Tissue Donors (1 CEU)
    6. Feature Building and Cosmetics: What to Look For (1 CEU)

    Includes the following Educational Workshops on Friday, November 12, 2021
    1. Pandemic: The Reality and History of the Last 100 Years and Its Impact (1 CEU)
    2. The Resurgence of Preventable Diseases (1 CEU)
    3. Overcoming Delayed Embalming Issues (1 CEU)

    Brochure with Print Registration / Fillable Registration Form

    Contact:  Kimberly Allen   (910) 678-0033   allenk@faytechcc.edu


    "The Forgotten Employee"
       ($60 / 5 Hours)

     
  • 10-12-21   * * * THIS COURSE FORMAT HAS SWITCHED TO WEBINAR * * *

      See more details at our Webinar Courses page.

  •    https://ncbfs.org/licensee-resources/continuing-education/webinars/

    Contact:   Thomas Parmalee   732-746-0201   tparmalee@kbpublications.com


    "Cremation Strategies Conference"
       ($495 / 4.75)

     
  • 12-03-21  Casino Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mills, Circle #7777, Hanover, MD 21076

  • Includes the following Educational Workshops on Friday, December 3, 2021
    1. Making a Low-Cost Cremation Operation Profitable in Your Funeral Operation   (1 CEU)
    2. Hospice and Funeral Care — The Half Factor (1.25 CEU)
    3. COVID Cremations: The Secret Data from over 100,000 Online Arrangements   (1 CEU)
    4. Proven Strategies to Differentiate Your Cremation Business and Lead Your Market (1 CEU)
    5. Questions and Answers with the Speakers (.5 CEU)

    Contact:  Thomas Parmalee   732-746-0201   tparmalee@kbpublications.com


    "Funeral Service Business Plan Conference"
       (7.5)

     
  • 12-01-21 to 12-02-21   2 day event  Casino Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mills, Circle #7777, Hanover, MD 21076

  • Includes the following Educational Workshops on Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    1. How to Manage Three Brands in One Market (1 CEU) — 9:30 am – 10:30 pm
    2. Stop Losing Customers: A 3-Part Framework to Grow Your Market (1 CEU) — 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    3. At-Need Verses Preneed: The Ultimate Showdown, Now in 3-D! (1 CEU) — 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    4. Question & Answers with the Speakers (.5 CEU) — 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Includes the following Educational Workshops on Thursday, December 2, 2021
    1. 2021 and Beyond: The Reimagined Funeral and Cemetery Profession (1.25 CEU) — 8:00 am – 9:15 pm
    2. A Return to Tradition: Face-to-Face Marketing and Building an Alliance (1 CEU) — 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    3. Successful Succession: How High-Performing Firms Navigate the Future (1 CEU) — 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    4. Question & Answers with the Speakers (1.25 CEU) — 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm




    Contact:  Mary Andres Russell   812-577-7800   mrussell@auroracasket.com


    "Casket Selection: Helping Families See Value"
       (No Fee / 1 Hour)

     
  • Various dates/times in 2021  (Offered Virtually and In Person)  

  • "The Beauty, Characteristics and Value of Wood and Metal Caskets"
       (No Fee / 1 Hour)

     
  • Various dates/times in 2021  (Offered Virtually and In Person)  
  • Contact:  Jackie Ellis   262-789-1880  


    "NFDA Arranger Training Program — 2021 (In Person/Virtual)"
       (8 Hours)

     
  • January - December 2021 (Various dates throughout the year)   Various Locations

  • * * * OFFERED BOTH AS IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL COURSE * * * MORE DETAILS AT LINK BELOW:

    https://portal.nfda.org/Education/Arranger-Training

    "NFDA Cremation Certification Program — 2021 (In Person/Virtual)"
       (6 Hours)

     
  • January - December 2021 (Various dates throughout the year)  Various Locations

  • * * * OFFERED BOTH AS IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL COURSE * * * MORE DETAILS AT LINK BELOW:

    http://www.nfda.org/education/cremationcertification

    Contact:  Jackie Ellis (262) 789-1880 or (800) 228-6332 Ext. 1568


    "2021 NFDA International Convention & Expo"
       (Contact Sponsor for fee / Various times)

     
  • 10-17-21 to 10-20-21   4 day event  Nashville Music City Center, 201 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN 37203

  • Includes the following Educational Workshops on Sunday, October 17, 2021
    1. Engaging Problematic Embalming & Restorative Art Cases   (4 CEU)
    2. Why Facebook Works for Funeral Homes   (1 CEU)
    3. No Time to Cry   (1 CEU)
    4. Ten Techniques to Mitigate Burnout   (1 CEU)
    5. Are Your Families’ Data Secure?   (1 CEU)
    6. The Yearly Show 2021 (1 CEU)
    7. Best Practices for Running Your Business   (1 CEU)
    8. Real Life (and Death) Scenarios Facing Today’s Funeral Director   (1 CEU)
    9. Top 10 OSHA Violations: How to Solve Them Without Going Broke   (1 CEU)
    10. Become Your Community’s Expert on Alkaline Hydrolysis   (1 CEU)
    11. The Forgotten Mourners   (1 CEU)
    12. Back to Basics of Embalming and Body Prep   (2 CEU)
    13. Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths: An Approach for Small Funeral Homes   (1 CEU)
    14. Facing the Judge: How Proper Paperwork Can Save Your Firm   (1 CEU)
    15. How to Navigate Digital Remains   (1 CEU)
    16. From Donation to Goodbye   (1 CEU)

    Includes the following Educational Workshops on Monday, October 18, 2021
    1. Connecting with the LGBTQ+ Community   (2 CEU)
    2. An Undertaker at the Courthouse (2 CEU)
    3. Honoring Those Who Serve   (2 CEU)
    4. How to Prepare a Decomp for Public Viewing   (2 CEU)

    Includes the following Educational Workshops on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    1. Funeral Rule Compliance and Update on the FTC Rule Review   (1 CEU)
    2. A Reimagined Funeral and Cemetery Profession   (1 CEU)
    3. Radically Simple Blueprint for Success and Growth   (1 CEU)
    4. Final Acts of Care Following the Death of a Child   (1 CEU)
    5. Reconstructive Techniques for Severe Trauma   (1 CEU)
    6. Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned and the Path Ahead   (1 CEU)
    7. Mortuary Mission: Dover’s Silent History (1.5 CEU)

    Includes the following Educational Workshops on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    1. The Centennial of the Funeral of the Unknown Soldier   (1 CEU)
    2. Recomposition: The Earthly Disposition   (1 CEU)
    3. Finding a More Profitable Middle Ground with Cremation Families   (1 CEU)
    4. Practical Ideas to Reach Your Caregiver Community   (1 CEU)
    5. The Biology of Cosmetics   (1.5 CEU)

    Contact:  Twila Dickerson   (804) 784-7347


    "FTC Funeral Rule: Are Changes on the Horizon? — October 18, 2021"
       ($150 / 1 Hour)

     
  • 10-18-21  (10:30 am - 11:30 am)  Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28070

  • "FTC Funeral Rule: Are Changes on the Horizon?, Funeral Service in a Pandemic, OSHA Enforcement: Method to the Madness"
       ($150 / 3 Hours)

     
  • 09-27-21  (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)  Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • 10-19-21  (10:30 am - 1:00 pm)  Elkin Funeral Service, 560 Highway 268 West, Elkin, NC 28621
  • 11-08-21  (10:30 am - 1:30 pm)  Moody Funeral Services, Inc., 206 West Pine Street, Mt. Airy, NC 27030

  • "OSHA Enforcement - Method to the Madness — October 2021"
       ($150 / 2 Hours)

     
  • 10-27-21  (10:30 am - 11:30 am)  Posey Funeral Directors, 1307 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841

  • "OSHA On Target: Hitting the Bulls Eye / OSHA Workplace Safety — September 2021"
       ($150 / 2)

     
  • 09-27-21  (04:00 pm - 06:00 pm)  Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • 09-28-21  (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)  Walker’s Funeral Home, 120 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • 09-30-21  (9:00 am - 11:00 am)  J. M. White Funeral Home, 60 Zeb Robinson Road, Henderson, NC 27536

  • "OSHA On Target: Hitting the Bulls Eye / OSHA Workplace Safety — November 2021"
       ($150 / 2 Hours)

     
  • 11-04-21  (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)   Pink Hill Funeral Home, 1056 Highway 11 North, Pink Hill, NC 28572
  • 11-05-21  (8:30 am - 10:30 am)  Jones Funeral Home, 303 Chaney Avenue, Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • 11-08-21  (8:00 am - 10:00 am)  Moody Funeral Services, Inc., 206 West Pine Street, Mt. Airy, NC 27030
  • 11-09-21  (9:00 am - 11:00 am)  Bassett Funeral Service, 3665 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, VA 24055

  • "OSHA On Target: Hitting the Bulls Eye / OSHA Workplace Safety — October 2021"
       ($150 / 2 Hours)

     
  • 10-01-21 * * * RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 4, 2021 * * *  Pink Hill Funeral Home, Pink Hill, NC
  • 10-18-21  (8:30 am - 10:30 am)  Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28070
  • 10-19-21  (8:00 am - 10:00 am)  Elkin Funeral Service, 560 Highway 268 West, Elkin, NC 28621
  • 10-20-21  (8:30 am - 10:30 am)  Stanly Funeral Home, 1835 Badin Road, Albemarle, NC 28002
  • 10-21-21  (8:30 am - 10:30 am)  Stamey-Taysinger Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 846 East Stagecoach Trail, Fallston, NC 28042
  • 10-27-21  (08:30 am - 10:30 am)  Posey Funeral Directors, 1307 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841
  • Contact:  Stephanie Favia   847-236-9401


    "2021 Annual Meeting"
       (Members: $699 first part, $499 additional   /   Nonmembers: $150/CE Hour / Potential for 4.5 Hours)

     
  • 09-24-21 to 09-25-21  (Various Times)  Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

  • Friday, September 24, 2021
      Participants may select one of the following concurrent sessions from 9:00 am to 10:30 am :
    1. Ensuring the Future of Your Firm with the Right Succession Plan (9:00 am – 10:30 am / 1.5 CEU) — Also offered virtually
    2. Pandemic Perspectives (9:00 am – 10:30 am / 1.5 CEU)

    Friday, September 24, 2021
    • Adapting Your Business Model: A Reimagined Funeral and Cemetery Profession (2:00 am – 3:30 pm / 1.5 CEU)

    Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • Futures Session Righting Death: The Future of Funeral Service (10:00 am – noon / 1.5 CEU) — Also offered virtually

    Contact:  Michael Wilson   (828) 434-5985   mawilson94@charter.net


    " Matters of Life and Death — October 5, 2021"
       ($65 (lunch included) / 5 Hours)

     
  • 10-05-21  (9:00 am - 2:30 pm)  Hickory Funeral Home, 1031 11th Avenue Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602

  • " Matters of Life and Death — October 12, 2021"
       ($55 / 5 Hours)

     
  • 10-12-21  (09:00 am - 2:20 pm)  Penland Family Funeral Home, 125 South Avenue, Swannanoa, NC 28778

  • "Matters of Life and Death ― December 10, 2021"
       ($65 (lunch included) / 5 Hours )

     
  • 12-10-21  (9:00 am - 2:30 pm)  Golden Corral, I-40 & Lenoir, 1053 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602

  • "Matters of Life and Death —  December 3, 2021"
       ($65 (lunch included) / 5 Hours)

     
  • 12-03-21  (9:00 am - 2:30 pm)  Golden Corral, 2300 East Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Questions should be directed to sponsor per contact information listed above for appropriate course section. If unable to reach sponsor, call Glenda Ryan at (919) 733-9380.