Cremation: An Overview


About the Course
Cremation represents a change in modern attitudes toward death, equally as much as it represents society’s changes in attitudes toward life; those concerned about their environmental footprints in life will be just as concerned about their environmental footprints in death. This course will examine state regulations and explore the effect that cremation has on the funeral industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain state-by-state variations in crematory regulations
  • Discuss who has the legal authority to authorize cremation
  • Describe the effect that cremation has on the funeral industry now and in the foreseeable future
  • Identify changes in religious beliefs regarding the acceptance of cremation, and identify which religions expressly prohibit cremation

About the Author
Lindsay Andre is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and crematory operator in the state of Pennsylvania. She has served as the funeral director, embalmer and operator at Bolock Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Cresco, Pennsylvania. Ms. Andre’ obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science at the American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City. She has also earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Strayer University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management.  

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives 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.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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