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Preconvention Seminars

Saturday, October 6

CANA Crematory Operator Certification Program
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Michael Nicodemus, Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home/Lynnhaven Crematory, Virginia Beach, VA

With increased cremation-related litigation, owners and managers must understand procedures to ensure quality control and protect their firms. In addition to the operational side of cremation, this certification program will explore the liability side. Find out how the simplest mistake could end up costing your firm hundreds of thousands of dollars. Cremation lawsuits have become big business with lawyers throughout the country. Learn how to protect yourself and your reputation. Visit www.cremationassociation.org for complete cancellation/substitution policy, CE information and to register.
Cost: $495 for NFDA/CANA members / $595 for nonmembers

 

NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (CPC Exam Sunday, October 7, 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.)
Colleen Murphy Klein, National Funeral Directors Association, Brookfield, WI

Consumers expect high-quality service and increasingly look for professional credentials. Promote exceptional professional standards in the advance funeral planning field by becoming a CPC. The course review is held on Saturday and the exam is given on Sunday. Detailed application information. Application form. (8 CE hours)
Cost: $395 NFDA/CANA members / $540 nonmembers; includes lunch

 

Celebrant Funerals: Becoming a Master of Ceremonies
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Glenda Stansbury, In-Sight Books, Oklahoma City, OK

Hundreds of people have become certified celebrants by learning how to provide meaningful, personalized funerals specifically for those families without a religious affiliation. The power of the celebrant concept and how it can impact your firm will be discussed. Learn what a celebrant is, how to discuss the concept of a celebrant with families and how to personalize ceremonies for services, cremation, viewings and master of ceremonies for every service. (7 CE hours)
Member cost: $170 per person by September 4 / $195 per person after September 4; includes lunch
Nonmember cost: $230 per person by September 4 / $260 per person after September 4; includes lunch

 
 

Embalming, Reconstructive and Airbrush Techniques
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Vernie Fountain, Fountain National Academy, Springfield, MO

This seminar will give you a large amount of technical information on procedures that professional embalmers perform on severe trauma cases in an effort to provide an open-casket viewing for family and friends. Airbrush cosmetics will be discussed and demonstrated with live models. These techniques assist in improving the appearance of a decedent. The seminar will also offer methods to promote the value of embalmers' skills to the public. (4 CE hours)
Member cost: $125 per person by September 4 / $150 per person after September 4
Nonmember cost: $165 per person by September 4 / $185 per person after September 4