Last Updated: November 25, 2014
Notes on the
crematory operator continuing education credit requirements:
All crematory operators must submit 2 hours of crematory
education credits every renewal period.
For Funeral Directors and/or Embalmers who are also Crematory
operator continuing education credits can
also be used for funeral director/embalmer credit--but NOT both. For
you complete a 6 hour course marked as eligible for crematory operator
credit (highlighted yellow), 2 hours will count towards your
crematory operator CE requirement and 4 hours will count towards your
funeral director/embalmer CE requirement. If you are a Funeral Director, Embalmer and
Crematory Operator you will owe 12 hours of FD/Emb continuing education
credits and 2 hours of CO continuing education credits, for a total of
14 hours every renewal period.
following programs have been approved for continuing
education credit for Embalmers, Funeral Directors and Crematory
yellow highlights) by the Mortuary Arts Board.
Date: Wednesday, December 3,
2014, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Wichita Public Library, Angelou Northeast Branch in
Sponsor: Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA)
"The A to Z of Cremation"
Hours approved: two (2) hours for licensed embalmers, funeral directors
and crematory operators
register contact: The Kansas Funeral
Directors Association (KFDA), phone: (785) 232-7789, fax: (785)
232-7791, 1200 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66612-1375, email
Date: January 14-16, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
Event: Wide World of Sales
Hours approved: six (6) hours
NOTE: five programs have not
been approved for continuing education:
"Level 4 Creation; I Didn't Know We Could Do That; Personal
Empowerment, Execution and Development; Sales Communications A to Z;
Serve More, Sell More"
To register write: Meetings Department, ICCFA, 107 Carpenter Drive,
Suite 100, Sterling, VA 20164-4468
Date: February 8-10, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay, Downtown San Diego, CA
Institute for Advanced Mortuary Studies
Event: Dodge Sunshine Seminar:
"Embalming- The Challenges & The Rewards"
Hours approved: nine (9) hours
To register: online : https://shop.dodgeco.com/seminars.aspx
Date: Begins April 22, 2015 through April 22, 2016
Location: Webinar and/or DVD, as well as on-site group
Foundation of America
Program: "The Longest
Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia"
Hours approved: 3 hours
To register contact: Kristen Nanjundaram by phone: 202-457-5811, ext.
1005; by email: email@example.com
Date: June 25, 2015
Location: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, 501 Main St., Peoria
Sponsor: National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
"NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program Seminar"
Hours approved: six (6) hours for licensed embalmers, funeral directors
and crematory operators
register contact: NFDA Representative at 1-800-228-6332
Programs (Please check with sponsors for
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, Texas has been
approved for continuing
for Kansas licensees and offers the following programs. These
programs are ongoing Monday -
Friday via video at the Dallas
Institute, Dallas, Texas. They
from 8:00 A.M. to 4: 00 P.M. T register contact:
Charlie Fulton, The Dallas Institute, 1-800-235-5444
programs have been approved for two (2) hours each:
the Organ Donation Case"
Approach to the Difficult Case"
Importance of Ethics in Funeral Service"
the Infant Case"
programs have been approved for three
(3) hours each:
"Improving Technical Skills as
it Applies to Caring for the Dead" Part 1
"Improving Technical Skills as
it Applies to Caring for the Dead" Part 2
have been approved for three and
one half ( 3 1/2) hours
Professionals Role in
a Mass Fatality"
Funeral Service and
the Challenge That Presents"
Funeral Service Tour"
National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas has been approved
for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for Kansas
licensees. For more information contact: The National Museum of Funeral
History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090 or call 1 (281)
Please submit your
Education renewal cards prior
renewal due date ONLY IF THE
PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE
BOARD. Kansas continuing
education approval cards must be signed
by a program representative and submitted to the board in order to
receive continuing education credit. Requests submitted without the
proper application and/or approval cards or cards that have not been
properly signed will not be approved. Blank approval cards and program
applications are available through the board's Topeka office upon
request at no charge. Cards from approved programs should only be
submitted to the board at your individual time of renewal.
There is a maximum of six hours allowed for each individual program
topic. Other programs (correspondence courses, video
programs where you are a lecturer)
have a 3 hour maximum per program
with a total maximum of six hours per
renewal period. No more than
of the required 12 hours may be earned this way. CPR and EMT courses
can constitute no more than four hours
toward any one renewal. No
credit is given for repetitious presentations. All of theses programs
require approval on the appropriate sponsor application. No
examinations of any kind are approved for credit. Insurance programs
are not approved for credit unless they deal DIRECTLY with
prefinanced funeral agreements. Insurance licenses have
education requirements completely separate from licensed embalmers and
funeral directors. A maximum of 18 hours can be submitted for any
renewal period. Up to six hours can be carried over for your next
If you wish to apply for
education credit for programs
not appearing on the approved continuing education lists, PLEASE DO
SO WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE PROGRAM DATE on forms provided by the Board.
When applying for credit for unapproved programs, please submit ALL
necessary information: Complete an outline (indicating all breaks),
subject information and explanation, speaker-presenter's experience and
credentials and how the program will aid the licensee in better serving
the public. Incomplete requests can not and will not be approved. Forms
are available upon request at no charge. Approval for program
requests can take anywhere from two weeks up until three months. ALL
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUESTS must be submitted on board
approval applications. For those of you that wait to submit requests
right before you renew--BEWARE! Approval can take up to 90 days. Keep
this in mind when making application for approval--especially if your
renewal due date is fast approaching!
Renewals not postmarked
by their due
dates are subject to late
penalties and reinstatement fees. We mail them to you at least 45 days
prior to the due date, and we also send a reminder notice to you two
weeks prior to the due date. Please get them back to us on time. We
don't like to charge late fees, and I'm sure you don't like to pay
them! Late Embalmer and Funeral Director renewals involve double fees,
while a late Assistant Funeral Director renewal requires a new
application fee of $150 in addition to an appropriate pro-rated
It is your
responsibility to notify the
board if your address
changes. Failure to do so could result in mailings not reaching you and
could possibly lead to your renewal going unpaid and eventually
dropped. Renewals not paid within six (6) months of their due date are
automatically dropped! Reinstatement requires that you meet all current
requirements, pay a reinstatement fee in addition to all unpaid back
fees and submit all back continuing education hours within one year of
returning to active status.