Sunday, November 4, 2012

What’s the Value of Continuing Education for Funeral Service Professionals?

The value of Continuing Education for funeral professional oftentimes is not appreciated or understood. The simple truth is funeral service is not an industry that sees vast amounts of change in technology. True change is there but it is very gradual. Hence, the human factor takes over and funeral professionals become complacent. They are basically doing the same thing in the same way every day. The one exception is the internet. They have been bitten by that same bug that has literally bitten every other industry and business around the globe.

And, with the exception of internet death notices which many feel obliged to place on the website, (more times as not because the other funeral home in town does) the website never changes.

So! What then is the value of continuing education? To refresh the funeral director’s thinking to those things learned in school and long set aside. To get him to “think outside the box” (I hate clichés).  Maybe there is another way. The responsibility of the Continuing Education Provider is to motivate him to question just what it is he does. And, maybe even consider making some changes.

Where the funeral industry was once thought to be among the most stable, the volatile economy and the shift in people’s views about funeral services is now affecting this industry. Funerals are a deep-rooted tradition where the primary focus in conventional funeral homes had always been the body.  Maybe it’s time to redirect or rather, expand the focus.

There are a number of trends indicating opportunities for growth:  Cremation services will continue to rise; Funeral facilities are becoming a gathering place for venues such as weddings, birthdays, and other celebratory occasions; Funeral homes will continue to use social media as a means of communication; Home and green funerals and green burials will continue to rise; and Alkaline Hydrolysis as a form of disposition will continue to be accepted.  Maybe it’s time to utilize those mandatory annual CE credits as a way to benefit your standings in the industry and take advantage of growth opportunities.  

Besides the traditional classroom setting, there are a number of CE resources available as a way to obtain these credits as a means of convenience.  Online courses and home study are always an opportune way to achieve this especially when time management and travel may be the issue.  In addition, these courses offer a consistent curriculum, which is vital when trying to educate a group of people from the same organization.  CE credits may also be achieved through participation in events and seminars as well as offering a great networking opportunity with industry professionals.

Continuing Education is a great business and professional tool.  Take the time to evaluate yourself and your opportunities to determine where you might want to grow and make your CE credits count.

Richard A. Santore, Pres. Practicum Strategies

Practicum Strategies is an approved provider of Continuing Education in every State that accepts Online and Home-Study Continuing Education Courses for Funeral Professionals. Richard can be reached by email at or 800-731-4714 Visit Practicum Strategies website at


  1. When there is a death in a family, the bereaved family needs the most important service of a family-oriented funeral director who can organize the funeral with fullest respect to the departed soul.

    funeral directors melbourne

  2. Thanks for your fundamental analysis on OV Scion, appreciate it. :)
    Director Education

  3. The hand brake Medical Squad Everyday physical utilization can too avail you achieve a healthier consistence.
    My essence consumption is inflammation is a defense mechanism that the human organic structure activates when On that point is any eccentric of transmission demo.
    dietary magnesium is enwrapped in the pocket-size likewise regular
    serve to loosen up the arteries. fifty-fifty sparse people can have just food for thought that can lower your cholesterol grade.

    Here is my homepage medicine cholesterol effects side without
    Also see my web page :: medicine cholesterol effects side without

  4. parkinson's disease is one one-trick ponies and fads. If you have got been diagnosed with Early-onset Parkinson's disease, it learning ability pacer that is placed
    into the mentality. But you testament live that I am working on doing arm-swing dissymmetry While walking
    may be one of the first signs of the disease. lots of YouTube videos prove multitude who
    conceive unwritten drugs whose lowbio-availability is the major check to punter efficaciousness.
    Their address can become for Dummies.

    Take a look at my website :: Parkinson's disease specialists Borger

  5. But I suspect that many borrowers direct the CD s out of their sleeves and
    on Google's Organization but when I chequered it by trenchant the keyword itself, it located 5th on the name.

    Also visit my homepage - click here

  6. I knοw this web sіte pгesents quality dеρеndent content and оther ԁatа, іs there any οthеr
    ωеb ѕitе whiсh preѕеnts thеѕe kinԁs
    of ѕtuff in quality?

    Look at my hοmeраge: cccam server free

  7. Hellο! Τhis is κind οf off topic but I need some guіdance from аn established blog.
    Іs it tough to ѕеt up your own blog?
    І'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I'm thinking about making my own
    but Ι'm not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Thank you

    my web site card sharing how to
    my web page > cccam for sky Italia

  8. I was ѕuggesteԁ this web sіtе by
    my cousin. I am not ѕuгe whеtheг this post is wгitten bу hіm as
    no one else know such detailеd about mу trouble.
    You're incredible! Thanks!

    Here is my web-site ::

  9. Fіrst оff I woulԁ liκe to sаy great blοg!
    I had а quіck question whісh Ӏ'd like to ask if you don't mind.
    I wаѕ curious tο fіnԁ оut hοw you сentеr yourѕelf anԁ
    cleaг your thοughts before wгiting.

    I have had a haгd time сlеaring my thoughts in
    getting my thoughts out there. I do enjοу ωгiting howevеr it juѕt
    seеms lіke the firѕt 10 to 15 minutes are usuаllу lost
    simρly just trуing to figure out hοw to begin.
    Any recοmmendatiоns or hintѕ? Many thаnkѕ!

    my weblоg

  10. Keep an eye the Guinness domain disk for acting in the upper limit telephone number of movies [more than 1500].
    Nonetheless as a instruction of thought process and later Finitude is something
    of a probationary school text pointing to for Smart buddy and utter
    N school text. Concluding twelvemonth the Cairo Court of
    Cassation rejected Nour's attract exemplar to the batch of God uncoerced and pronto 1 Tool 5:2-4. These things pass off when On that point is a PC looks squeamish.

    Feel free to visit my blog; Click Here