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Classroom Courses

***** NOTICE *****
Offices for the NC Board of Funeral Service will be closed
on December 23, 26 & 27 for the Christmas Holiday.

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   academyga@outlook.com


"2023 Clinic"
 
  • 03-06-23 to 03-08-23   (3 day event)  Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center, 220 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217

    • Includes the following course topics on Monday, March 6, 2023:
    1. Exhibition Hall:  Opportunity for attendees to learn more about the latest products and services available for funeral service professionals to serve their communities. (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm / 1 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics on Tuesday, March 7, 2023:
    1. Exhibition Hall:  Opportunity for attendees to learn more about the latest products and services available for funeral service professionals to serve their communities. (9:00 am – 11:00 am / 1 CEU)
    2. Embalming Unknowns   (11:15 am – 12:15 pm / 1 CEU)
    3. Embalming 101 - Creating a Lasting Memory Picture   (1:45 pm - 2:45 pm / 1 CEU)
    4. Do Your Hiring Practices Make You Miss Out on the Best People?   (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm / 1 CEU)
    5. Color and Cosmetics   (4:15 pm – 5:15 pm / 1 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics on Wednesday, March 8, 2023:
    1. Infection Control in the Prep Room   (8:00 am – 9:00 am / 1 CEU)
    2. Embalming Challenges and Best Practices   (9:15 am – 11:15 am / 2 CEU)


    Contact:  Cheryl V. Anderson    (336) 477-2086


    "2023 Annual Seminar"
     
  • 02-19-23 to 02-20-23 (2 day event)  Sonesta Hotel, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    • Includes the following course topics on Sunday, February 19, 2023:
    1. General Business Session:   — Attendees can interact in open dialogue regarding Funeral Industry concerns to share ideas on how other Funeral Home owners, managers, and employees are dealing with daily operations  (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm / 1 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics Monday, February 20, 2023:
    1. Technology in the Funeral Home - Get on Board  (9:00 am – 10:00 am / 1 CEU)
    2. Working with Native American Populations: The Funeral Director's Role   (10:15 am – 12:15 pm / 2 CEU)
    3. Ethical Applications: Funeral Service & Mental Health   (1:45 pm – 2:45 pm / 1 CEU)

    "SCFDA 36th Mid-Winter Conference and Expo"
     
  • 01-31-23 to 02-01-23  Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

    • Includes the following course topics on Tuesday, January 31, 2023:

    1. Elevating the Cremation Experience   (9:00 am – 10:30 am / 1 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics on Wednesday, February 1, 2023:
    1. Cremation Authorization — Panel Discussion (Part 1 of 2)   (11:00 am – noon / 1 CEU)
    2. Cremation Authorization — Panel Discussion (Part 2 of 2)   (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm / 1 CEU)

    Contact:  JENNIFER WERTHMAN — 312-245-1077


    "2023 CANA Symposium"
       (Potential for 8 Hours)

     
  • 02-09-23  The LINQ Hotel, 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

    • Includes the following course topics on Thursday, February 9, 2023:

    1. The Right Way of Management: Meaning and Purpose for Your People — Funeral Homes are focused on the "what" and the "how" of the funeral business but are overlooking the "why" — to their detriment. Learn funeral business strategies to help restore the "spark" needed by employees   (8:15 am – 9:15 am / 1 CEU)
    2. The Young and the Restless — Learn how to create a funeral home environment that welcomes and retains talent by taking an "employee-centered" perspective. (10:10 am – 11:00 am / 1 CEU)
    3. Online Deathcare: Evolving Customer Expectations (10:10 am – 11:00 am / 1 CEU)
    4. Efficiency or Die: A Gentle Fireside Chat with Will and Tyler &mdash Will de Michaelis, Tyler Yamasaki (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm / 1 CEU)
    5. Culture Compass Workshop: — In an environment where "staffing"is the number one concern of funeral homes coast-to-coast, this discussion will help learn how to engage your most important audience. (3:15 pm – 4:45 pm / 1.5 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics on Friday, February 10, 2023:
    1. Emerging Trends Panel (9:00 am – 10:00 am / 1 CEU)
    2. Roundtables — Deeper discussion of content presented throughout the symposium (10:30 am – 12:30 pm / 1.5 CEU)

    Contact:  Christie Carpenter   770-592-8002


    "GFDA 2023 Winter Training"
       ($50-$90 / 4 Hours)

     
  • 01-17-23  (10:00 am - 3:00 pm — Lunch provided noon to 1:00 pm)  A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, 2773 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033

  • Includes the following two sessions:

    1. Families Choosing Burial (10:00 am – 12:00 noon / 2 CEU)
    2. Families Choosing Cremation (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 2 CEU)

    * * * Offered Virtually January 24, 2023 * * * MORE DETAILS AT LINK BELOW:

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

    Contact:  Glenda Stansbury   405-810-9501


    "Celebrant Training 2023"
       (17 Hours)

     
  • 2023  Various locations

  • Please check with sponsor, as many trainings have been rescheduled or canceled. These dates reflect tentative plans depending on the pandemic.

    Contact:  Jackie Ellis   262-789-1880  


    "NFDA Cremation Certification Program — 2023 (In Person/Virtual)"
       (7 Hours)

     
  • January — December 2023 (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  


    "NFDA Arranger Training Program — 2023   (In Person/Virtual)"
       (8 Hours)

     
  • January — December 2023   (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

    Contact:  Twila Dickerson    (804) 784-7347


    "FTC The Funeral Rule"
       ($150 / 1 Hour)

     
  • 02-06-23  (10:30 am - 11:30 am)  Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
  • 02-06-23  (8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)  Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

  • "OSHA Compliant Spotlight"
       ($150 / 2 Hours)

     
  • 02-06-23  (8:30 am - 10:30 am)  Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
  • 02-06-23  (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)  Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Contact:  Amy Hunt   847-236-9401


    "2023 NextGen Seminar"
       (Potential for 8.5 hours)

     
  • 01-30-23 to 02-01-23  Grand Marriott Beach Resort, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

    • Includes the following course topics on Monday, January 30, 2023:
    1. Tools for Navigating Today's Workplace   (8:15 am – 11:15 am / 3 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics on Tuesday, January 31, 2023:
    1. "Next" Practices Exchange   (8:30 am – 11:00 am / 2.5 CEU)

      Includes the following course topics on Thursday, February 2, 2023:
    1. Crabs vs Ants: Building Cultures to Improve Recruitment and Retention   (8:30 am – 11:30 am / 3 CEU)

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


    "NC Funeral Regulations, Ethics, and Consumer Options"
       ($75 (lunch included) / 5 Hours)

     
  • 03-27-23  (09:00 am - 2:30 pm)  Golden Corral, 4928 Khan Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358
  • Contact:  Michael Wilson   (828) 434-5985   mawilson94@charter.net

  • 04-04-23  (09:00 am - 2:30 pm)  Townson-Rose Funeral Home, 409 Kent Street, Andrews, NC 28901
  • Contact:  Michael Wilson   (828) 434-5985   mawilson94@charter.net

  • 10-10-23  (09:00 am - 2:30 pm)  Hickory Funeral Home, 1031 11th Avenue, Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Contact:  Michael Wilson   (828) 434-5985   mawilson94@charter.net

  • 12-08-23  (09:30 am - 2:30 pm)  Golden Corral, 2300 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054
  • 12-15-23  (9:00 AM – 2:30 PM)  Golden Corral, 1053 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., Hickory, NC 28601

  • 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.