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Funeral Directors & Embalmers: 5 CE hours are required every 1-year license term.
*The license term is December 31st annually.
*Only 2 CE hours can be taken online.
*You may carry over 2 CE hours from the previous year.
*Credit will not be given for the same course more than once during any 2 consecutive licensing terms.
Funeral Continuing Education.com’s online funeral courses for North Carolina make it easy for you to get your North Carolina funeral director continuing education credit hours you need when you need them. Make the most of your time by taking our online courses at your own convenience whenever and wherever you want! You do not have to complete your online course in one session. We will keep track of your progress at every step and when you decide to finish it will be at your convenience. We guarantee fast and affordable North Carolina online funeral CE courses to fulfill your North Carolina funeral director continuing education and North Carolina embalmer continuing education credits. All of our online funeral courses have been approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice as well as by over 30 State Funeral Licensing Boards, including North Carolina.
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Available North Carolina Funeral Director Online CE Courses
Burial with Military Honors – Best Practices
Understanding burial with Military Honors begins with an awareness of each element and variations of the ceremony as well as how to assist the family with acquiring the benefits associated with this important honor. This course will review eligibility for the honor, the available benefits for veterans and surviving family members, a thorough review of the meaning of each fold of the flag, a review of the armed forces Funeral Honors Team protocols, and the meaning of a flag draped coffin. In addition, this course will present certain features of Military Funeral Honors Law, and it will reveal what elements comprise the different types of available honor ceremonies. The course will also help Funeral Professionals to understand the significance and real history of TAPS, the meaning of the riderless horse, the importance of honor and American traditions, and will present a brief history of Arlington Cemetery and more.
Complying with the FTC Funeral Rule
The material in this course is intended to clarify necessary practices in order to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule. All funeral providers are required to abide by this law so that consumers receive fair and accurate services when making funeral arrangements.
Ethics, Attitude and Customer Service
Modern funeral professionals should look at industry standards of ethics and their own attitude as the foundation for maintaining best practices in customer service. All funeral staff will benefit from this course as it reviews the ethical considerations of modern day funeral systems and how to maintain a positive attitude in the face of daily challenges. It also demonstrates how strong ethics and a constructive attitude naturally lead to better customer service and customer retention. Understanding the three most important customer services a Funeral Professional can offer will create a platform from which staff can resolve most problems related to ethics, attitude and customer service.
Funeral Home and Heroin Overdose Training
No family member wants to hear that a loved one has died, but hearing that they have died from an overdose on heroin is one of the most devastating things to be told. And sadly, more and more families are hearing these exact words and are being forced to deal with a lifetime of questions and a sadness that is unlike any other loss. This also means those in the funeral home industry are facing more and more heroin deaths than ever before and are encountering more and more families grieving the loss of friends, loved ones, children, siblings, parents, and companions who have been claimed by this epidemic. It is our responsibility to be there for families during this time and to help make the grieving process as manageable as possible and to help family members say their final farewells to loved ones. In order to do this, it is important to understand the heroin epidemic, what it does, how it is spreading, and what can be done to end the cycle. That is what this training course is aimed at providing-a basis and general education for funeral home directors and their staff to assist them with handling this delicate type of funeral planning.
Funeral Products and the Environment
This course will prepare the funeral industry professional to understand environmental compliance with respect to funeral home sewer discharge. It will further explain how to properly use an MSDS, and also includes a brief review of OSHA requirements. This course will also enlighten the reader on how to protect employees and the environment from the hazards of formaldehyde. The Funeral Home Wastestream Audit will also be reviewed.
Funerary Ethics and Best Practices
Ethics represented by a system of rules and regulations is practical and effective but without a strong moral code, funeral directors could engage in certain activities that could put them in violation of The Funeral Rule. This course will provide a thorough review of the Funeral Rule, The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), and will examine the importance of following a solid standard of ethics supported by a strong moral base. The ethical responsibilities of organ procurement agencies, coroners and medical examiners will also be examined.
Helping Parents Cope with Unexpected Death
When Children die, especially when the death is not the result of an illness, the shock can be emotionally devastating on the parents, siblings, and extended family. Generally, there is a great deal of support from close friends and the community. However, the Funeral Professional needs to be prepared to help grieving parents cope with this particularly egregious phenomenon in a direct and effective manner. Because Funeral Professionals are meeting face to face with the grieving parents so soon after sudden or unexpected death, they can bring some comfort by offering the assurance parents’ need that the funeral service will be as pleasant a memory as possible.
Helping Parents Help Children Cope with Death
This course will help the Funeral Professional assist parents with the difficult task of helping children cope with the death of a loved one or close friend. The Funeral Professional will be introduced to the different psychological stages of children from newborn to age 15, and how to address children in age-appropriate ways. Funeral Professionals, although not counselors, still need to know what to say to grieving parents who need to help their children cope with grief. This course will present basic information about child psychological development that can help you help parents better understand their grieving children.
Limiting Exposure to HIV / AIDS
Exposure to the HIV/AIDS virus is a serious issue for Funeral Service Professionals as they prepare bodies for burial. This course is intended to help you become knowledgeable about this disease and its transmission. The curriculum will provide guidance on how to protect yourself from the virus as you perform your duties.
Modern Funeral Customs
This course presents a brief overview of the history of funeral customs and wakes, and offers a short review of Christian customs and the customs of other faiths. This course will help the funeral professional prepare to receive a more diverse clientele that will lead to better customer service and broader community outreach.
OSHA Compliance for Funeral Homes
This course will educate Funeral Professionals on the OSHA Act, OSHA requirements for Funeral Homes, and will review the specific safety requirements for funeral home employees and owners. It will help Practitioners understand OSHA compliance requirements and the General Duty clause as well as OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Revised Hazard Communication Standard – December 1st, 2013
Sociology of Death
This course will examine the phenomenon of the current sociological changes and the social problems identified by sociologists, while examining the isolation perpetrated by modern medical practices that often rob families of experiencing the normal process of dying. It will also examine the many challenges funeral professionals face in their role as death-industry providers, including the thankless daily tasks, managing personal emotional responses, and the challenge of remaining appropriate in an increasingly inappropriate world. The process of dying, artificial life support and Near Death Experiences (NDEs) will also be explored.
Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care
This course will prepare the funeral industry professional to understand the methodology of hospice care for an increased perspective. This course will arm the funeral professional with the knowledge needed to comfort the surviving family members whose loved one may have been placed in hospice either long-term or for only the last few days of life.
Upselling Without Upsetting the Client
In the funeral industry, it is important to find a balance between caring for the wishes of the client and running your business. This course will prepare the professional to tackle Upselling and Add-Ons with finesse while remaining sensitive to both the needs of the client and the health of their business. It will prepare the professional to take control of the sales process using the Six Rules of Upselling.
When Children Die: Guidance for the Final Arrangements
Funeral Professionals need to focus more attention on the needs of the family when children die, but directors also need to pay special attention to certain procedural protocols in order to ensure a smooth funeral service experience the family. Generally, when the deceased is a child, there is a tremendous outpouring from the community. Because of this, certain challenges can arise and Funeral Professionals need to be ready. This course presents helpful guidelines for making the final arrangements when the deceased is a child.
The Following North Carolina Funeral Professionals Can Take Our Online Courses:
- North Carolina Funeral Director Continuing Education
- North Carolina Embalmer Continuing Education
- North Carolina Cremationist Continuing Education