Advanced Funeral Planning, 2nd Edition

About the Course:
Advanced funeral planning is a general term with many facets. It is a decision that must be fine-tuned to the individuality, lifestyle, and religious base of each person. Many people plan for life events, such as weddings and vacations, well in advance. However, most do not plan for something that is certain to happen: their funeral. Further, many people are unaware of how expensive laying a loved one to rest can be. Assisting individuals in their quest to plan ahead significantly reduces the risk of leaving family members not only emotionally unprepared but also financially unprepared.  This course is developed as a guide to help you, as a professional provider or agent, navigate the options that best suit all parties.  
Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Define advanced funeral planning.
  • Identify advanced planning options.
  • Recall the significance of ethical concerns and legislation in the death care industry.
  • List the elements of an advanced planning or preneed contract.
  • Recognize the importance of Medicaid and how it affects advanced planning.
  • Identify impairments and apply ethical practice in handling advanced planning for elder clientele.
About the Author
Stephen Born, CFSP, MBIE, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer certified in postmortem craniofacial reconstruction. He is a certified naloxone trainer for the death-care industry. He shares his knowledge through continuing education programs, journals, and travels throughout Illinois training funeral directors and embalmers in naloxone administration. Stephen also demonstrates the proper embalming techniques for the opiate dependent in his seminars.  
How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) (Provider #1046). APFSP also approves all funeral courses. Many states accept APFSP approved courses.