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NEED CE CREDITS?

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

LEARN & EARN WITH IFDA!


The 2017 license renewal date is quickly approaching.  Are you still in need of a few continuing education credits for your license renewal?
  IFDA can help.  Wrap up those remaining CE credits at one of our Regional Seminars and the NFDA Cremation Certification Program.

Registration can be done through any one of the links below or by downloading the Registration Form.

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Northern Spring Seminar - March 1, 2017

Location:
Hoffman House
7550 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Time:
8:30 AM—
4:00 PM

Credits:
2 FD
1 GE
3 EMB

Erica Morand, LPC and Susan Tybon, M.A. from Willow House will share resources available to funeral directors for grieving families. Learn skills to deal more effectively with families and children and define and deal with your own grief.

Kimberly Murray from the Attorney General’s Office will explain the Crime Victims Assistance Program, who is eligible and how you can refer affected families.

Shane Ritchie, CFSP, will explain why funerals with open casket viewing are crucial and offer specific advanced embalming and restoration techniques of badly damaged bodies to allow open casket viewing. The segment breaks down like this—

  • Why It Matters
    Treatment of Major Head Trauma
    Treatments for Soft Tissue Damage, Airbrush, and Special Cosmetology
    Embalming for Restorations


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  February 17, 2017
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: February 23, 2017



 

Central Spring Seminar -
March 7, 2017

Location:
Thelma Keller Center
1202 North Keller Drive
Effingham, IL 62401

Time:
8:30 AM—
4:00 PM

Credits:
6 FD
6 NURSE
6 SW

Hospice to Funeral Connection - Building the Bridge

This seminar is presented in partnership with the IL Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The purpose is to start the dialogue with hospice care providers and gain a better understanding of each other’s worlds. The goal is to work together to achieve a smooth transition from hospice to funeral for families.

Kay Wheeler from Lincolnland Hospice will provide a synopsis of hospice care and its processes for patient and family care. She will define hospice staff disciplines and describe their roles as well as identify methods used to prepare families for death and associated planning.

Ray Aikens from A.A. Rayner & Sons will examine the importance of the funeral and grieving process in general, how the funeral director helps the family preplan the hospice patient’s funeral and the process of caring for the patient, once death occurs.

Rachael Telleen from JourneyCare will explain the POLST paradigm and why it was implemented in Illinois. She will identify 3 key areas that can document a person’s wishes.

Loretta Downs from Chrysalis will discuss Advance Healthcare Planning conversations, directing clients to resources and leading by example. Also, increase your services and relationships.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2017
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

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Southern Spring Seminar - March 29, 2017

Location:
Holiday Inn Convention Center
222 Potomac Boulevard
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Time:
8:30 AM—
4:00 PM

Credits:
2 FD
4 EMB


Shane Ritchie, CFSP, will explain why funerals with open casket viewing are crucial and offer specific advanced embalming and restoration techniques of badly damaged bodies to allow open casket viewing. The segment breaks down like this—

  • Why It Matters
    Treatment of Major Head Trauma
    Treatments for Soft Tissue Damage, Airbrush, and Special Cosmetology
    Embalming for Restorations

Mike Nicodemus will share the importance of documentation, inspections and attorney-client privilege. He will share the importance of a 3rd party provider, why inspections matter and the importance of preserving evidence.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2017
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: March 23, 2017

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE CCO SEMINAR BEING HELD AT THIS LOCATION ON MARCH 30TH WITH MIKE NICODEMUS - SEE BELOW!!

 

 CREMATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Date:
March 30, 2017


Location:
Holiday Inn Convention Center
222 Potomac Boulevard
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Time:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Fees:

NFDA Member - $495 (CE)

Nonmember Funeral Director - $655 (CE)

Non Funeral Director - $495 (No CE)

Student Member - $160 (No CE)

Cremation litigation is on the rise. Protect your firm through cremation due diligence practices and provide your families with the best cremation service possible.

This program offers a must-have certification for everyone offering cremation to the families they serve. Whether you currently own or operate a crematory, are thinking of opening one, or want to evaluate a third-party crematory, this training is necessary for your success.

The recognized certification standard for funeral service professionals, NFDA’s Cremation Certification Program covers best practices for safe, proper, and ethical crematory operations, excellence in service to cremation families, and much more.  This course is based on Cremation Standards for Funeral Service Professionals, published by NFDA, which attendees receive upon arrival at the seminar.

Obtaining certification requires passing the online NFDA Cremation Certification Test within a designated time frame. A test link is provided to candidates whose complete attendance has been verified in writing by the onsite instructor. During registration, attendees may choose the designation they will earn upon successful completion of the program:

  • CCSP - Certified Cremation Services Provider: For funeral directors and staff that offer cremation services through a use of a third-party crematory
  • CCO - Certified Crematory Operator: For crematory owners and/or operators

Cremation Certification seminars are approved for up to 7 CE hours by APFSP and most state licensing boards.

Seminar Presenter:
Mike Nicodemus, NFDA Vice President, Cremation Services
He is a licensed funeral director and former vice president of cremation operations at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Homes & Crematory (with 8 locations in Tidewater, Virginia), where he worked for 34 years. Mike is licensed to practice in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and a member of the PIMS Board of Directors. He served as President of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) from October 2011-August 2012, and was Chair of the CANA Operators Certification Program for 7 years.

Mike has written articles for funeral industry trade publications and frequently presents educational sessions at national conferences, via distance learning, and as an instructor for the NFDA Cremation Certification Program.

 
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