Massachusetts Funeral Continuing Education

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Cremation: The Facts

2 Hrs

As the popularity of cremation increasesas a disposition choice, funeral professionals are discovering that moreindividuals are researching online sources to find out what laws for cremationexist in their states and local areas. There are licensing and operatingrequirements for crematories, as well as for funeral homes that work inconjunction with crematories. 

$20.00
Online
Elective

Effective Communication with Seniors

1 Hrs
Communication is an essential aspect of life; yet, it can be taken for granted. Its centrality to being in the world and in professional practice often becomes evident when a provider and older adults encounter communication difficulties. The factors that can affect providers’ communication with older adults relate to sociocultural considerations, the environment, as well as the interactions between these factors. When communicating with older adults, it is necessary to get to know the person as an individual. It is also important to ensure that the communication meets their needs and abilities. Effective communication is essential and requires competence and engagement.
$10.00
Online

Funeral Industry Trends: Moving Forward

3 Hrs
For those of us living as modern funeral directors and funeral establishment owners, it is critical to our success to stay ahead of the wave of trends and recognize that much of what was once considered “trendy” has become a mainstay in the business. This course will focus on industry changes and trends as result of rising demand of technology in funeral services.
$30.00
Online
Mandatory

OSHA and CDC Compliance for the Funeral Profession

1 Hrs
There are many health hazards working with or near human remains. By using common sense, OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standards and universal precautions these risks can be greatly reduced.
$10.00
Online
Elective

Marketing Within Your Community

2 Hrs
The funeral profession is rapidly changing and needs to stay current with its marketing strategy. Listen to local needs and focus on growth in your community, you know what solutions would work best in your neighborhood.
$20.00
Online
Elective

Mass Fatalities and Funeral Service

2 Hrs
Funeral directors and embalmers often play an active role in the aftermath of mass fatality incidents (MFIs). This course will define MFIs and their classification levels, as well as the preparation, consideration, coordination, and communication required to best serve the victims and families affected. 
$20.00
Online
Elective

Opioids: Contributing to Both Health and Death

2 Hrs
Opioids are pain relievers administered through prescriptions. When someone takes too many opioids or reaches a tolerance threshold, an overdose occurs. With the increase of opioid deaths in the United States, it is imperative that the death-care industry recognizes and respects the hidden dangers. The funeral arrangements, visitation, and funeral can be complicated because of the circumstances surrounding the death. Opioids can affect the vessels and tissues of the body and cause embalming issues for embalmers. Funeral directors and embalmers need to be aware of safety procedures before embalming and to incorporate strict personal protective equipment. There are different embalming techniques for embalming an individual who was on opioids at the time of death as well as those who have overdosed on opioids. This course will also describe strategies to help combat overdoses in the funeral home.
$20.00
Online
Elective

Professional Ethics

1 Hrs
Professional Ethics are defined, mandatory standards that are established for quality and integrity in the profession. Learn how to navigate unknown, and questionable ethical behavior and be able to resolve issues of potential conflict.
$10.00
Online
Elective

Talking with Children About Death

2 Hrs
Death is one of life’s certainties and yet it is also its greatest uncertainty, and children, at a young age, become cognizant of mortality. Some children face significant losses such as the death of a parent or sibling that are dramatic and life-changing.  Children experience and work through the same broad range of emotions that an adult does. Conversely, children are still developing both emotionally and cognitively and therefore are unable to express grief in the same way an adult does. For this reason, coping skills are limited and the need for education and guidance is necessary to support a child in identifying and moving through their own complex feelings. 
$20.00
Online
Elective

The Impact of Grief in Elder Adult Populations

2 Hrs
Death itself is complicated. However, awareness of the impact grief has on elder individuals can occur and has the potential for complicated grief. Learn how to understand and provide suggestions for help.
$10.00
Online
Elective

Training New Embalmers

2 Hrs
It is the responsibility and duty of funeral home owners, managers, and experienced professionals to properly train and equip those new to the industry in the most complete way possible. Additionally, it is the responsibility of these same professionals to properly equip and prepare those who are new to a firm. This proper training and preparation will provide immeasurable success to the new embalmer, the existing staff and management, and the families that will be served.
$20.00
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Order physical book by mail: 8 hour Funeral MA

8 Hrs

This item is chargingfor the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the coursepackage. With this purchase you will not receive ce credit. Once you havereceived the book, you will still need to complete the exam and pay the coursefee. Please allow for 2-3 weeks for shipping.

$4.94