Continuing Education Information Resources

The following calendar contains information on approved continuing education programs. If there is a continuing education program that offers credit to licensees and the program is not listed on the calendar, the provider of the course must apply for approval.

JANUARY 2016

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January 6, 2016 "Hospice Care 101"
Location: Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Information: MN Cremation Society, 651-735-3656 or efluggeissler@stcroixhospice.com

January 14, 2016  "Embalming Risk Management"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices

January 22, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Wheeling, IL
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

January 24-28, 2016  "2016 NextGen Seminar"
Location: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Information:  Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Amy Hunt, (800) 323-4219 or ahunt@selectedfuneralhomes.org
8.5 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

January 28, 2016  "At the Intersection of Profit & Service: The Funeral Home in 2016"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices

January 30, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program"
Location: San Antonio, TX
Time: 8 a.m - 4 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7 CEU's - Professional Practices or Regulation and Ethics



FEBRUARY 2016

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February 2, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

February 3-4, 2016  "CANA's Cremation Symposium"
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
10.5 CEU's Total (1.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 2.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 7.5 CEU's - General)

February 11, 2016  "All You Need to Know to Reach Your Families - Creating a Facebook Business Page"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

February 11, 2016  "What to Say and What to Do: Critical Ways to Connect with the World's Most Powerful Consumer"
Location: Live Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

February 11, 2016  "All You Need to Reach Your Families - Creating a FaceBook Business Page"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

February 12, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Wheeling, IL
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

February 23-25, 2016  "International Conference of Funeral Services Examining Boards, Inc. - 112th Annual Meeting"
Location: Newport Beach, CA
"Creating the Model Licensee" - .75 CEU's - General
"District Meetings" - 1.5 CEU's - General
"Group Exercise" - 1.5 CEU's - General
"System Automation" - 1.0 CEU's - General
"Recent Cases & What You Need to Learn" - 1.0 CEU's - General
"Examination Services Forum" - 1.0 CEU's - General
"The Dalhousie Experience: Should Conduct as a Student Impact Professional Licensure?" - 1.0 CEU's - General
"Funeral Services Administrators Forum (AEFSB)" - 3.5 CEU's - General
"The Funeral Rule - What Regulators Need to Know" - 1.0 CEU's - General
Information: ICFSEB - The Conference, Allie Sparkman, (479) 442-7076, ext.5 or allie@theconferenceonline.org

February 25, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: John A. Gupton College, Nashville, TN
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

February 25, 2016  "New Campaign Tools to Inspire Families to Have the Talk of a Lifetime"
Location: Live Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

February 29, 2016  "2016 Young Professionals Event"
Location: 9101 Burnet Road, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78758
"Thriving as Funeral Service Professionals: Key Strategies to Prevent Burn-out and Live Balanced Lives" - 2.0 CEU's
"Disruption, Innovation, & Funeral Service" - 1.0 CEU's
"How to Get Buy-In from Management for All My Ideas" - 1.0 CEU's
'Solving Your Challenges Workshop" - 1.0 CEU's
"Be Your Own Boss: Planning for the Future" - 1.0 CEU's
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/young-professionals
6.0 CEU's Total (Max) - All General



MARCH 2016

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March TBD 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Orlando, FL
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

March 8, 2016  "Maintaining Quality & Productive Personnel"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

March 9, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Macon, GA
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

March 10, 2016  "Marketing Cremation for Profitability"
Location: Live Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

March 11, 2016  "Changing Business Policies & Services to Families; Situations Every Embalmer Must Deal With"
Location: Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam, WI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information:  Moraine Park Technical College - Laurie Barz, 800-472-4554 or lbarz@morainepark.edu
7.5 CEU's Total (4.5 CEU's - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling, 3.0 CEU's - Professional Practices)

March 14-15, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

March 14-15, 2016  "Meet the Mentors"
Location: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) - Member Service Representative, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.75 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

March 15-16, 2016  "Tools and Rules for the Road"
Location: Blue Heron, Cold Spring, MN
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Information:  Murphy Granite Carving & Little Falls Granite Works, 800-818-5836 or joann@alegacyinstone.com
5.25 CEU's Total - General

March 16, 2016  "Marketing Cremation for Profitability"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

March 17-18, 2016  "Cremation Retreat"
Location: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) - Member Service Representative, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
9.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

March 25, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Edmond, OK
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

March 24, 2016  "Building Superior Customer Relationship through Online Marketing"
Location: Live Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.5 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

March 29, 2016  "Marketing Cremation for Profitability"
Location: West Jordan, UT
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices



APRIL 2016

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April 7, 2016  "Do's and Don'ts: A Closer Look at Prep Room Safety"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

April 7, 2016  "Focus on OSHA: Hazard Communication & Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
2.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

April 9 - 10, 2016  "2016 NFDA Professional Women's Conference"
Location: The Westin Cape Coral Resort, Cape Coral, FL
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.5 CEU's - Professional Practices

April 11, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Houston, TX
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

April 11, 2016  "Distracted Driving"
Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND
Information:  Jeff Nathan, 701-845-2414 or ndfda@oliver.nathanchapel.com
1.0 CEU's Total - General

April 12, 2016  "Annual OSHA Training"
Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND
Information:  Jeff Nathan, 701-845-2414 or ndfda@oliver.nathanchapel.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

April 12, 2016  "Cremation Liability"
Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND
Information:  Jeff Nathan, 701-845-2414 or ndfda@oliver.nathanchapel.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

April 12, 2016  "Medical Examiner Roles"
Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND
Information:  Jeff Nathan, 701-845-2414 or ndfda@oliver.nathanchapel.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

April 13, 2016  "Embalming, Back to Basics"
Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND
Information:  Jeff Nathan, 701-845-2414 or ndfda@oliver.nathanchapel.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

April 13, 2016  "Embalming/Facial Reconstruction Tips and Techniques"
Location: Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND
Information:  Jeff Nathan, 701-845-2414 or ndfda@oliver.nathanchapel.com
2.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

April 14, 2016  "Am I Normal or Nuts: Grief is the Job of Learning to Live with the New Me"
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, MN
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Information:  Katie, 320-587-2128 or 800-937-1728
2.0 CEU's Total - General

April 16, 2016  "Emergency Preparedness/Mass Casualty"
Location: Blackwood's Banquet Center, Proctor, MN
Information:  Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association - Bobby Atkins, 218-879-7184 or northlandbob@aol.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

April 18, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

April 19, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: Hilton Albany, Albany, NY
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's - Professional Practices

April 25-27, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

April 26, 2016  "OSHA"
Location: Blackwood's Banquet Center, Proctor, MN
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Information:  Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association - Bobby Atkins, 218-879-7184 or northlandbob@aol.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

April 26, 2016  "Back to the Basics, Jaundice, Caring for Infants"
Location: Blackwood's Banquet Center, Proctor, MN
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information:  Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association - Bobby Atkins, 218-879-7184 or northlandbob@aol.com
3.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

April 26, 2016  "Emergency Preparedness/Mass Casualty"
Location: Blackwood's Banquet Center, Proctor, MN
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association - Bobby Atkins, 218-879-7184 or northlandbob@aol.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

April 26, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: Dallas Park Central Embassy Suites, Dallas, TX
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

April 26, 2016  "A Life Well Laughed"
Location: Blackwood's Banquet Center, Proctor, MN
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association - Bobby Atkins, 218-879-7184 or northlandbob@aol.com
2.0 CEU's - General

April 27-29, 2016  "2016 Spring Management Summit"
Location: Houston, TX
Information:  Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Amy Hunt, 800-323-4219 or info@selectedfuneralhomes.org
7.5 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

April 28-30, 2016  "2016 Annual Conference and Supplier Showcase"
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/annual-conference
8.0 CEU's Total - General



MAY 2016

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May TBD, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Louisville, KY
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

May 3, 2016 "The Evolution of Ethics" by Homesteaders Life Company
Location: Holiday Inn, 200 W. First Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Information: Steve Whitaker, 515-440-7750, swhitaker@homesteaderslife.com
Credits: 6 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

May 4, 2016 "The Evolution of Insurance" by Homesteaders Life Company
Location: Holiday Inn, 200 W. First Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Information: Steve Whitaker, 515-440-7750, swhitaker@homesteaderslife.com
Credits: 6 CEU's Total - General

May 5, 2016 "The Evolution of Ethics" by Homesteaders Life Company
Location: Crown Plaza, 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437
Information: Steve Whitaker, 515-440-7750, swhitaker@homesteaderslife.com
Credits: 6 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

May 5, 2016  "Annual All-Staff Training with the FTC Funeral Rule Coordinator"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
2.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

May 6, 2016 "The Evolution of Insurance" by Homesteaders Life Company
Location: Crown Plaza, 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437
Information: Steve Whitaker, 515-440-7750, swhitaker@homesteaderslife.com
Credits: 6 CEU's Total - General

May 8, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, 6100 College Blvd., Overland, KS
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

May 10, 2016  "Unhackable: Procedures for Protecting You and Your Client Families' Info"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

May 11, 2016  "How Body Presentation Can Make or Break the Casket"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

May 12, 2016  "Annual SDFDA Business Meeting"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
1.0 CEU's Total - General

May 12, 2016  "Exhibitor/Vendor Expo"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
1.0 CEU's Total - General

May 12, 2016  "Data Compromise: Cyber Liability"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
1.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

May 12 - 13, 2016 "Dodge Technical Seminar - 2016 - Atlantic City"
Location: Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Information: The Dodge Institute for Advanced Mortuary Studies, Email kdoucet@dodgeco.com or visit http://shop.dodgeco.com/seminars.aspx
9 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

May 12, 2016  "How Have the Talk of a Lifetime Will Increase ROI: A Case Study"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

May 12, 2016  "Tips, Tricks & Quick Fixes"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
2.0 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

May 13, 2016  "Annual OSHA Training for Funeral Home & Crematory Workers"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
2.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

May 13, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6.0 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

May 13, 2016  "Exhibitor/Vendor Expo"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
1.0 CEU's Total - General

May 13, 2016  "The Tri-State Crematory Incident: Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned" and "Until They All Come Home: Returning the Fallen Heroes of Tarawa"
Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Information:  Tammy Kerr, 605-246-9466 or tkerr@triotel.net
2.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

May 16-18, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Providence, RI
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

May 17, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Windsor, CT
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

May 17-18, 2016  "2016 IFDA Convention - Blueprint for the Future"
Location: Prairie Meadows Event Center - Altoona, IA
"Iowa's Blueprint for the Future" - 1.5 CEU's - Professional Practices
"The Chemical Guy" - 1.5 CEU's - Body, Care, or Handling
"The REAL Project" - 2.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Approach to Overcoming Cremation Challenges" - 2.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"FTC & Legal Update" - 2.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Hospice from the Inside Out" - 2.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Your 4-Step Marketing Plan for Ultimate Success: How to Double Your Website Traffic, Create a Stress-Free Social Media Plan, and Generate More Business" - 2.0 CEU's - General (3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
"Your 4-Step Marketing Plan for Ultimate Success: How to Double Your Website Traffic, Create a Stress-Free Social Media Plan, and Generate More Business" - 2.0 CEU's - Professional Practices (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Information: Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA), 800-982-6561, sgebel@iafda.org or www.iafda.org

May 19, 2016  "It's All About the Features: Creating the Smile"
Location: Prairie Meadows Event Center, Altoona, IA
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Information:  Suzanne M. Gebel, 800-982-6561 or sgebel@iafda.org
3.0 CEU's Total- Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

May 23, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Welch, MN
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

May 24-25, 2016  "Minnesota Funeral Directors Association"
Location: Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing, MN
Information: Miki Tufto, 763-416-0124 or mtufto@mnfuneral.org
"Alkaline Hydrolysis Session" - (8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m.) 1.0 CEU's - Body Preparation, Care or Handling
"Annual OSHA Training" - (8:00 a.m-9:00 a.m.) or (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Body Preparation, Care or Handling, 1.0 CEU's - General, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics
"Cremation Liability Issues for Crematories and Funeral Homes Using 3rd Party Crematories and Knowing Whether Your Insurer Stands Behind You" - (11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics
"Facial Reconstruction & Restorative Techniques" - (9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.) - 2.0 CEU's - Body Preparation, Care or Handling
"Hot Topics in Death Registration" - (8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics
"How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Business" - (9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Minnesota DMORT/DMERT Update" - (2:45 p.m.-3:35 p.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Body Preparation, Care or Handling, 1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Meet the Leadership Academy Graduates" - (9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - General
"Medical Assistance Updates and Continuing Issues Funeral Homes Face" - (8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics
"Mystery Shopping Funeral Homes: Inside the Mind of the Consumer" - (1:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m.) - 2.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Recruitment, Retention, and Attrition in Funeral Service" - (11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Research to Qunatify Mercury Emissions from Dental Amalgam in Crematoria" - (3:45 p.m.-4:35 p.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"The Five R's of Death Documentation: Rules, Requirements, and Resources for Recording and Registering Minnesota Deaths - (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) - 3.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics
"What Happens When a Law Enforcement Officer is Killed in Your Community?" - (2:45 p.m.-3:35 p.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices
"Why Your Families Want You to Webcast & How to Get Started Today" - (3:45 p.m.-4:35 p.m.) - 1.0 CEU's - General

May 24-25, 2016  "OSHA Compliance Awareness and Training"
Location: Minnesota Funeral Directors Convention
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  Mark Arnold, 952-473-5577 or msarnold98@gmail.com
1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics

May 24, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: NFDA Headquarters, Brookfield, WI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's - Professional Practices

May 24, 2016  "OSHA Compliance Awareness and Training"
Location: Minnesota Funeral Directors Convention
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Information:  Mark Arnold, 952-473-5577 or msarnold98@gmail.com
1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices

May 24, 2016  "American Heart Association CRP/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogen"
Location: Appollo Medical
Information:  Phillip Kivel, 612-432-7445 or apollomedtr@aol.com
4.5 CEU's Full Course 2.5 CEU's Refresher Course

May 25, 2016  "OSHA Compliance Awareness and Training"
Location: Minnesota Funeral Directors Convention
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  Mark Arnold, 952-473-5577 or msarnold98@gmail.com
1.0 CEU's - Professional Practices

May 26, 2016  "Leading the Conversation: How to Connect with Senior Adults in the Arrangement Conference"
Location: Live Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices


JUNE 2016

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June TBD, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

June 1, 2016  "Changing Business Policies & Services to Families; Situations Every Embalmer Must Deal With"
Location: Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam Campus, Beaver Dam, WI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information:  Laurie Barz, 800-472-4554 or lbarz@morainepark.edu
7.5 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

June 1, 2016  "Hot Topics in Death Registration"
Location: Washburn-McReavy, Minneapolis, MN
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Information:  Sue Strand, 612-400-6932 or sue.strand@washburn-mcreavy.com
1.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

June 2, 2016  "Grief Counseling, Professional Conduct, Business Ethics or Legal Aspects"
Location: Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam Campus, Beaver Dam, WI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information:  Laurie Barz, 800-472-4554 or lbarz@morainepark.edu
7.5 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

June 4, 2016
  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Embassy Suites Nashville SE, 1200 Conference Center Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

June 6-8, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

June 7, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: Overland Park, KS
Time: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

June 9, 2016  "Spiritual Care for Person Impacted by Dementia"
Location: Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville, Roseville, MN
Time: 8:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Information:  Jay Benedict, 651-333-4302 or jbenedi1@fairview.org
1.5 CEU's Total - General

June 13-15, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

June 16, 2016  "How to Write an Obituary Worth Reading"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule - Jessica A. Smith, 512-334-5504 or jsmith@ogr.org
1.0 CEU's Total - General

June 16, 2016  "Relationship Marketing: Your "Secret Weapon" to Dramactically Increase Profitability"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

June 30, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Tinley Park, IL
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices


JULY 2016

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July 11, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Kirkland, WA
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

July 11, 2016  "NFDA Leadership Conference - Breakout by Office"
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Time: 9:45 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
2.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 11, 2016  "NFDA Leadership Today"
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Time: 8:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total

July 12, 2016  "NFDA Conference - Arranger Training...Like You Have Never Experienced Before"
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Time: 8:45 a.m - 9:45 a.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 12, 2016  "NFDA Leadership Conference - Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Difficult Discussions"
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Time: 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
2.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 13, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 13, 2016  "NFDA Leadership Conference - Road to Relevance: Five Strategies for Competitive Associations"
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Time: 8:30 a.m - 9:45 a.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 14, 2016  "Funeral Directors & Legal Advice: Don't Take the Risk"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule - Jessica A. Smith, 512-334-5504 or jsmith@ogr.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

July 14, 2016  "Proposed Revisions to Wage and Hour Regulations"
Location: Teleconference
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m (Central Time)
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Regulation and Ethics

July 19-20, 2016  "2016 Women's Roundtable"
Location: St. Charles, MO
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 8:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Information:  Amy Hunt or Stefanie Favia, 800-323-4219 or info@selectedfuneralhomes.org
3.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 19-20, 2016  "2016 Women's Roundtable"
Location: St. Charles, MO
Information:  Amy Hunt , 847-236-9401 or info@ahunt@selectedfuneralhomes.org
3.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 19, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: Atlanta, GA
Time: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 21, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 21, 2016  "NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) Program"
Location: Brookfield, WI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 21, 2016  "Communication Skills for Connecting with Cremation Families"
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 21, 2016  "The WHY of Meaningful Funerals: Helping Families Make Transformations"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule, Jessica Smith, (512) 334-5504 or www.ogr.org/webinars
1.0 CEU's Total - General

July 22-27, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Memphis, TN
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

July 28, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Danville, VA
Time: 8:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

July 29, 2016  "NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) Program"
Location: Richmond, VA
Time: 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices



AUGUST 2016

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August TBD, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Richmond, VA
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

August 3, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Birmingham, AL
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

August 8-10, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Chicago, IL
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

August 10, 2016  "Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP)"
Location: Chicago, IL
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
6 CEU's Total (2.5 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 2.5 CEU's - General)

August 10-12, 2016  "CANA's 98th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention"
Location: Marriott Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
Information:  Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 312-245-1077 or info@cremationassociation.org
10.5 CEU's Total (2.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics, 8.5 CEU's - General)

August 16, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: Richmond, VA
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

August 23, 2016  "NFDA Arranger Training"
Location: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

August 24, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Brookfield, WI
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

August 25, 2016  "How Green Burials Help Families Rediscover Meaning in Funeral Service"
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

August 25, 2016  "Where Does my Business Stand? Benchmarks in Profitability"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule - Jessica A. Smith, 512-334-5504 or jsmith@ogr.org
1.0 CEU's Total - General

August 29-31, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)



SEPTEMBER 2016

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September 12-14, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

September 13, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Okemos Conference Center - Holiday Inn Express Lansing, Okemos, MI
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
8.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

September 14, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO)"
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Time: 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

September 14, 2016  "2016 Annual Meeting"
Location: Orlando, FL
Information:  Amy Hunt , 847-236-9401 or info@ahunt@selectedfuneralhomes.org
8.75 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

September 19, 2016  "Body Preparation, Care and Handling"
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Information:  Dr Harld F. Risk, 320-428-9949 or hfrisk@stcloudstate.edu
3 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

September 19-21, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

September 22, 2016  "7 Integrated Components of HR for Small Firms with Limited Resources"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule - Jessica A. Smith, 512-334-5504 or jsmith@ogr.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

Septemner 22, 2016  "Third Party Cremation Due Diligence "
Location: Online Webinar
Information: National Funeral Directors Association, 800-228-6332 or nfda@nfda.org
1.0 CEU

September 28, 2016  "NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program (CCO) Seminar"
Location: Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information:  National Funeral Director's Association, 800-228-6332 or www.nfda.org
7.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices


OCTOBER 2016

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October 10-12, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Kansas City, MO
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

October 10, 2016  "Body Preparation, Care and Handling"
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Information:  Dr Harld F. Risk, 320-428-9949 or hfrisk@stcloudstate.edu
3 CEU's Total - Professional Practices



NOVEMBER 2016

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November 10 - 11, 2016 "Dodge Technical Seminar - 2016 - Las Vegas"
Location: Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Information: The Dodge Institute for Advanced Mortuary Studies, Email kdoucet@dodgeco.com or visit http://shop.dodgeco.com/seminars.aspx
9 CEU's Total - Body Preparation, Care, or Handling

November 11, 2016  "People Skills that Build Trust and Lead to Repeat & Referral Calls"
Location: Online Webinar
Information:  International Order of the Golden Rule - Jessica A. Smith, 512-334-5504 or jsmith@ogr.org
1.0 CEU's Total - Professional Practices

November 14-16, 2016  "Certified Funeral Celebrants"
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Information:  Insight Institute - Glenda Stonsbury, 405-810-9501 or glenda@insightbooks.com
17.0 CEU's Total (16.0 CEU's - Professional Practices, 1.0 CEU's - Regulation and Ethics)

 


DECEMBER 2016

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