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Certified Funeral Celebrant Training

 What is a Certified Funeral Celebrant?

 A Certified Funeral Celebrant is a person who has been trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. A Funeral Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service, memorial service or tribute that is personalized and individualized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased after consultation with the family and loved ones and coordination with the funeral home.


The Celebrant will meet with the family to offer guidance and consulting while planning a personalized and meaningful funeral to honor the loved one. The Celebrant will have a family time for sharing of stories and memories. A Celebrant has a wide library of resources for readings, music and other special ceremonies to help the family design a service that honors the life.

Celebrants will work directly with the funeral director on the arrangements and elements of the service and are dedicated to the concept of providing a tribute that reflects the lifestyle and beliefs of the individual.

Celebrant training is a 3-day intensive training that offers you the skills you need to provide unique and personalized funerals for families, specializing in those families who do not wish to have a traditional or religious based funeral.

Who is providing the training?
IFDA along with InSIght are providing the training.  Glenda Stansbury from InSight will be the instructor.  Glenda Stansbury joined InSight in 1996 as the Marketing & Development Director. She has worked as an educator, teacher trainer, and seminar developer. She is a practicing Celebrant, adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma Funeral Department and is a licensed funeral director/embalmer.  
 Who is it for?
Anyone who is interested can participate.  If you are looking to become a writer, creator or officiant at funeral services, this specialized seminar is for you.  Funeral professionals, clergy/chaplains, bereavement specialists, nurses, teachers, actors, business people all have become Certified Celebrants.
Will I get credit?
In-Sight Institute is approved for funeral service CE credit with the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and with each state board that requires CEU's for licensees.
When is it?

February 26, 2018
Noon-Arrival (Lunch provided)
1PM-6PM-Training (Dinner on your own)

February 27, 2018
7:30AM - Arrival (Continental Breakfast)
8:00AM - Noon - Training
Noon - (Lunch provided)
1PM- 6PM - Training (Dinner on your own)
You will have homework!

February 28, 2018
7:30AM - Arrival (Continental Breakfast)
8:00AM - Noon - Training

Where is it?
IL Funeral Directors Association
215 South Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704
Registration Fees

Members - $899
Member Guest - $899
Student - $899
Non-Members - $1049

Hotel Suggestions

Inn at 835
835 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62704

State House Inn
101 E. Adams
Springfield, IL 62701

Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E. Adams, Springfield, IL 62701

What to Bring

Dress is casual.  This is an active, participant-driven training.  You need to be comfortable and ready to participate.

We will provide a notebook, flash drive and other materials.  If you have a laptop computer, it is recommended (but not required) that you bring it for the funeral presentation work.  We will have a printer available.

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