Texas Vital Statistics Update 2024

About the Course
This course is intended for Texas funeral service professionals seeking to renew their licenses. The course reviews Texas legislation, administrative code, and regulations pertaining to vital statistics, death records, cemeteries, cemetery organizations, lawn crypts, and disinterment permits. Relevant sections of the Texas Health and Safety Code and Texas Administrative Code are summarized with a focus on recent updates to the code. The course satisfies the two continuing education hours in vital statistics requirements and regulations mandated by the Texas Funeral Service Commission prior to license renewal. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Recall key provisions in Chapter 193 of the Texas Health and Safety Code pertaining to death certificates. 
  • Explain the process for completing and filing death certificates in Texas according to Chapter 193 of the Health and Safety Code.  
  • Apply the requirements in Chapter 711 of the Texas Health and Safety Code for obtaining disinterment permits. 
  • Analyze administrative rules in Title 25, Chapter 181 of the Texas Administrative Code to identify regulations applicable to funeral directors.
  • Evaluate provisions of the Texas Health and Safety Code and Texas Administrative Code to determine legal requirements for cemeteries and crematories.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-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.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course. 
  • 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.

©2023: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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. Colibri Healthcare, LLC is an approved Provider of continuing education by the following: Alabama Board of Funeral Service (Provider #P0036); Florida Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services (Provider #113), in addition all courses are also approved by the state board; Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Provider #274.000089); Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service (Provider #CE10800701); Pennsylvania Department of State – Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training (Provider # CACE000025) and Approved Education Provider #FDCE00121, expires 02/01/2024; South Carolina (Provider #50-4007); and, Texas Funeral Service Commission (Provider #125). Colibri Healthcare, LLC has individual course approval through the following: Arizona Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers; Arkansas Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors; Georgia Board of Funeral Service; Massachusetts Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing; New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science; and, Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.