Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts

APPROVED CORRESPONDENCE/HOME STUDY PROGRAMS

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 

The following programs are all of the correspondence and home study variety, and they have been approved for continuing education credit for Kansas licensed embalmers and funeral directors. The maximum Kansas credit allowed for any single correspondence or home study program is three (3) hours. Licensees cannot accumulate more than six (6) hours of credit for programs of this nature during any single two-year licensing renewal period.
(Please check with sponsors for availability)

Programs that have also been approved for continuing education credit for Crematory Operators will be marked by yellow highlights. 


The following home study on-line programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit each. They are sponsored by All Star Professional Training, 2942 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052.  For additional information, please contact:  Michelle Barham and the numbers is (817)-385-1136 or by email: allstar@allstarce.com Their website is: http://www.allstarce.us

three (3) hours credit each:
Funeral Directors/Embalmers Renewal

Funeral Services  
Mortuary Science
Renewal for Kansas Funeral Directors/Embalmers


three (3) hours credit each:

Types  of Funerals
Depression
Embalming


The following home study programs have been approved as listed for each. They are sponsored by APEX Continuing Education Solutions. For additional information contact: APEX at 1-(800) 769-8996.  Email: INFO@APEXCES.COM.  Website: http://www.APEXCES.com.

Three (3) hours credit each:

FTC Funeral Rule
Infant Embalming Techniques
OSHA Essentials
Working With Difficult People

Two (2) hours credit each:

Funeral Service Ethics
Telephone Inquiry Manual for Funeral Homes
Understanding HIV and AIDS

One (1) hour credit each:

Creative Marketing for Funeral Homes


UPDATED 7/24/2014  Cape School, Inc. is now offering two programs.  Each has been approved for three (3) hours of on-line continuing education for Kansas licensees. You may call at (434) 969-3000, fax: (434) 969-4391, email:  Gina Woodring or go to their website @: www.capeschool.com 

HIV/AIDS - How Far Have We Really Come?

Undertaking Ethical Issues in Funeral Home Services

Compliance Plus:
Annual Safety Training: Formaldehyde Safety and Bloodborne Pathogen Safety program
is sponsored by: Gary Finch, Compliance Plus, Drawer Ten, Nixon, Texas 78140, (800) 950-1101. The program has been approved for three (3) hours each
of credit.
The following home study programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit each. They are sponsored by Continuing Education for Licensing. For additional information contact: Sharon Trussell, c/o Continuing Education for Licensing, Route 6, Box 738, Canton, Texas 75103, or call 1-903-567-1370:

How We Die
The Art of Condolence

The Mourning Handbook


Clarity Net  courses Bloodborne Pathogens and Respiratory Protection have each been approved for one (1) hour of continuing education for Kansas licensees. These programs are being sponsored by Coastal, Inc. To register, contact Mike Hall at (757) 498-9014, or email:  mhall@coastal.com.  Their website is www.coastal.com

C.O.E. Continuing Education is sponsoring homestudy internet courses for Kansas licensees.  To register contact C.O.E. Continuing Education at 1-(800) 795-3004 or write to CEO at P.O. Box 35606, Fayetteville, NC  28303-5606.   Click http://www.coecontinuingeducation.com/ to go directly to their website. Their approved programs are :

Two (2) hours each:
Practice of Embalmers

Three (3) hours each:
Funeral and Religion Customs
Funeral Counseling
HIV/AIDS and Sanitation

The Strength of Doric -- Interactive Presentation program is sponsored by: Doric Products, Inc., P.O. Box 10, Marshall, IL 62441, 1-800-457-0671. It has been approved by one (1) hour of credit.

Ecolomoed of Tulsa, Oklahoma is sponsoring:  OSHA Compliance Training. This program is on-line and has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register call Glenn Lafitte at 918-671-8124 or email: ecolomed@cox.net.
The following  on-line home study courses are being sponsored by FuneralCE, Janet Pugh, CE Compliance Specialist, P.O. Box 850127, Richardson, TX  75085.  To register contact: Customer Service at 877-332-8480, email:  info@funeralce.com  website: www.funeralce.com.

Three (3) hours credit:

Basic Embalming Practices
Bloodborne Pathogens
Conflict Resolution for Funeral Directors ADDED 4/28/2014
Cremation Best Practices   
ADDED 6/11/2014
CSA Designation Program

Effective and Ethical Communication with Seniors
Ethics of Making Funeral Arrangements
Funeral Director as an Event Planner

Green Funerals: What Every Funeral Director Must Know
Handling the Obese Case: What Every Funeral Director Should Know

How To Run A Funeral Business
Intercultural Burials

Maximizing Integrity in Decisions with Seniors
Managing Grief - A Guide for the Funeral Professional

OSHA Practices Standards for Funeral Professionals
OSHA Workplace Rights
Pre-Need Planning
Public Speaking For Funeral Directors

Senior Market Sales Ethics
Understanding Social Security: Case Studies for Funeral Directors

Working Ethically with Seniors

Two (2) hours
credit:

Communicating Effectively with Seniors
Decision Making
Funeral Customs With Military Honors

Funeral Rule
OSHA in the Workplace
Personalization in the Funeral Industry
Targeting Your Primary Markets in the Funeral Industry

Understanding The At-Need Consumer

One (1) hour
credit:

Basic Funeral Customs
Goal Setting Basic
History of Preserving Human Remains
HIV/Aids
Rational Thinking
Stillborn Support
Telephone Techniques
Time Management

Working with Difficult People

 FuneralContinuingEducation.com has the following homestudy/correspondence programs approved as listed for continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register call Education Workers Group at (718) 701-0385 or http://www.funeralcontinuingeducation.com/

One (1) hr:
Helping Parents Cope with Unexpected Death
Helping Parents Help Children Cope With Death
Understanding Modern Funeral Customs

Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care
When Children Die: Guidance for the Final Arrangements
Upselling Without Upsetting the Client

Two (2) hrs:

Limiting Exposure HIV/AIDS
Complying with the FTC Rule
OSHA Compliance for Funeral Homes
Funeral Products and the Environment
The Sociology of Death Added 1-6-2014
Prenatal Bereavement and Memorialization  
Added 1-6-2014

Three (3) hrs:
Burial With Military Honors
Ethics, Attitude & Customer Service
Restorative Art and Modern Techniques  Added 1-6-2014

FuneralDirectorCEUs.com has available these  on-line study programs, and each  has been approved for three (3) hours credit each for Kansas licensees. They are sponsored by funeraldirectorceus.com. Their mailing address is: Funeraldirectorceus.com, Box 8723, Victoria, BC  V8W353 Canada.  The link is: www.funeraldirectorceus.com

Growth for Goals: Charting your Dream: Realizing Your Passion
Social Media and Funeral Service: Making Sense of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Telephone Etiquette & Best Practices for Funeral Homes

Understanding Google: The External and Internal Effects on Your Funeral Home


The following on-line study programs have been approved Kansas licensees. They are sponsored by Funeral Review.Com. Their mailing address is: FuneralReview.com, P.O. Box 76391, St. Petersburg, FL  33734.  Toll free 1-(866) 325-4700. For additional information - Log In@www.funeralreview.com.

Three (3) Hours:
Embalming Perspectives & Paradigms Challenged
Funeral Service Ethics

Grief Management
Learning to be a Leader

People Skills Advanced
Personnel Management in Funeral Service
The Funeral
Understanding and Creating Exceptional Funeral Experiences
Understanding and managing Grief
Understanding Preneed
What Matters Most
What Every Funeral Director & Cemeterian Should Know About Cremation


Approval for two (2) hours credit:

Communicable Disease
HIV/AIDS A funeral practitioners guide to occupational exposure
Public Speaking - Comfortably

Approved for one (1) hour credit:

Hazard Communications

The following on-line study programs have been approved for Kansas licensees. They are sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America.  The website is: www.hospiceonline.com. The online courses are available on the Hospice Education Network' s educational website. Their mailing address is: Hospice Foundation of America, 1621 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste 300, Washington, DC 20009-1052:

Approved for one (1) hour:

Caregiving and Loss Family Needs, Professional Responses
Coping With Public Tragedy
Living with Grief: Before and After Death
Living with Grief: After Sudden Loss
Living with Grief: Alzheimer's Disease
Living with Grief: At Work, At School, At Worship
Living with Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life
Living with Grief: Loss Later in Life
Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged
Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve
Pain Management at the End of Life: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice

Approved for three (3) hours:

Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents.
Diversity and End-of-Life Care

DVD Programs: All credits will be awarded through Hospice Foundation of America:

Cancer and End-of-Life Care is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This has been approved for two and one-half (2-1/2) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. To register contact Ms. Kristin Baker at (202) 457-5811 or email: Kbaker@hospicefoundation.org

Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death
is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This program has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. Continuing education certificates will be issued through Hospice Foundation of America. To register contact Ms. Kristin Baker at (800) 854-3402 or email: educate@hospicefoundation.org

Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss
is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This program has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. Continuing education certificates will be issued through Hospice Foundation of America. This program will be available until 4-10-2015. To register contact Ms. Kristin Baker at (800) 854-3402 or email: educate@hospicefoundation.org  or online

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual & Development Disabilites through Serious Illness, Grief and Loss is being sponsored by Hospice Foundation of America. This program has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for Kansas licensees. Continuing education certificates will be issued through Hospice Foundation of America. To register contact Ms. Kristin Nanjundaram at (800) 854-3402 or email: educate@hospicefoundation.org or web: reigster.hospicefoundation.org.

Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA)

Expanding Funeral Ethics is sponsored by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association, PO Box 1904, Topeka, KS 66601-1904 or call (785) 232-7789. Their website is: http://www.ksfda.org/.  This program has been approved for three (3) hours credit.

IS-700:  National Incident Management System program is sponsored by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association, PO Box 1904, Topeka, KS 66601-1904 or call (785) 232-7789. Their website is: http://www.ksfda.org/.  This program has been approved for three (3) hours
credit.

Life Appreciation Training Seminars Home Study Series and On-Line Center Courses:

Life Appreciation Training - Funeral Arrangements has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education.
  For more information contact: Kevin Bates at 1 (800) 877-8905. All programs have been approved for three (3) hours credit.

UPDATED 2-23-2014  National Funeral Directors Association Home Study Series and On-line Learning Center courses

Registration: Contact NFDA at 1-800-228-6332 or click here for Home Study Information and click here for Online Learning Courses.
Please remember although they offer additional courses only programs listed below have been approved for Kansas licensees.  

Home Study Courses-format, and approved hours:
9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses- Book, approved for 3 hours
9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams-Book, approved for 3 hours

30 Questions about the 30-Year-Old Funeral Rule-Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
After a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal
Battling Burnout: Management Techniques for Cargivers-Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
Certified Preplanning Consultant Self-Study Program, approved for 3 hours

Companioning You! A Soulful Guide to Caring for Yourself While You Care for the Dying and the Bereaved-Book, approved for 3 hours
Complying with OSHA's Most Cited Standards in Funeral Homes-Audio CD, approved for 3 hours
Creating Meaningful Funeral Experiences-Book, approved for 3 hours
Cremation Basics: Staff Attitudes Drive Success-Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
Cremation Due Diligence is in Your Hands: Implementing the Updated CANA, NFDA, ICCFA Joint Due Diligence Guide to Best Practices-Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
Current Perspectives on Grief and Bereavement for Funeral Service Profesionals-Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
Educating the Families You Serve about the Way of the Funeral: A Guide for Funeral Home Staff-Book, approved for 3 hours
Ethics in Funeral Service-Book, approved for 3 hours
Funeral Home Customer Service A-Z-Book, approved for 3 hours
Funeral Service Psychology & Counseling-Book, approved for 3 hours
Getting Things Done-Book, approved for 3 hours
The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the community of Care-Book, approved for 3 hours
Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death: What Children Need to Know-Book, approved for 3 hours
Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss-Book, approved for 3 hours
Hug Your Customers-Book, approved for 3 hours
It's Only a Matter of Time:  Are You Ready for Natural Burials and Green Funerals?-DVD, approved for 2 hours
Only Angels Can Wing it: How to Write a Eulogy Quickly and Present It Compassionately-Book, approved for 3 hours
Traversing the Minefield: Best Practices-Book, approved for 3 hours
30+ Innovative Price List Offerings-Audio CD, approved for 2 hours
Advanced Cremation Arranging-Audio CD, approved for 3 hours
Annual All-Staff FTC Funeral Rule Training 2012-Audio CD, approved for 3 hours
Formaldehyde: Health Effects, Precautions, and Its Future-Audio CD, approved for 2 hours
GPL Funeral Packages: Doing Them Right-Audio CD, approved for 2 hours
Embalming Difficult Cases: Donor Cases-DVD & Video, approved for 3 hours
Embalming Risk Management-DVD & Video, approved for 2 hours
FTC Compliance: Handling the General Price List-DVD & Video, approved for 3 hours
Funeral Home/Cemetery Synergy-Satisfied Families- Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
Redesigning Customer Service for Outstanding Results--DVD, approved for 2 hours
The Art of Facial Reconstruction-DVD & Video, approved for 3 hours

Online Learning Center, and approved hours:
ADA Employer Compliance: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, approved for 3 hours
Complying with OSHA's Most Cited Standards in Funeral Homes, approved for 3 hours
Communicable Disease: Safeguarding the Funeral Practitioner, approved for 2 hours
Communicable Disease: What Every Funeral Home Must Know, approved for 3 hours
Conflict Management for Funeral Directors, approved for 3 hours
Embalming Perspectives & Paradigms Challenged, approved for 3 hours
Embalming Risk Management, approved for 2 hours
Embalming the Obese Case, approved for 3 hours
Five Ways to Improve Prep Room Ventilation & Protect Your Health, approved for 2 hours
Funeral Service Ethics, approved for 2 hours
Gaining Market Share through Exceptional Cremation Service, approved for 2 hours
Grief Management: The Role of the Funeral Service Practitioner, approved for 3 hours
Handling Claims, Litigation, and Regulatory Investigations, approved for 2 hours
Hazard Communication in Funeral Service, approved for 1 hour
How to Talk to Families about Green Funeral and Burial Options, approved for 2 hours
Learning to be a Leader, approved for 3 hours
Offering Funeral Packages in Compliance with the FTC, approved for 2 hours
Out of the Ordinary Customer Service, approved for 2 hours
Professional Ethics in Funeral Service: NFDA’s Code of Professional Conduct, approved for 1 hour
Proven Green Funeral Home Practices, approved for 3 hours
Public Speaking-Comfortably, approved for 2 hours
Safeguarding Your Funeral Home from Cremation Liability, approved for 2 hours
Serving Hispanic Families, approved for 3 hours
Simple and Practical Best-Practice Ideas of Leading Funeral Homes, approved for 2 hours
The 4 Ps of Cremation: Policies, Procedures, and Performance, approved for 2 hours
The Funeral: A Chance to Serve, A chance to Heal, approved for 3 hours
Understanding a Child’s Grief, approved for 3 hours
Understanding Adult Grief, approved for 3 hours
Understanding and Creating Exceptional Funeral Experiences, approved for 3 hours
Understanding and Managing Grief, approved for 3 hours
Understanding Preneed, approved for 3 hours
Understanding the Practice of the FTC Funeral Rule, approved for 3 hours
What to Do When Families Say “No Religion, Please”, approved for 2 hours
What Matters Most: Heart’s Desire in Life and Death, approved for 3 hours

Courses Denied Credit:

A Cemetery Should Be Forever
Becoming  More Profitable through Sustainable Business Practices
Boosting Profits  through the Power of Possibility Thinking
Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
Instant Cash Flow

Insights and Tactics to Increase Your 2014 Market Share-Video/DVD, approved for 2 hours
Marketing a Funeral Home for Long-Term Profitability
Minimize Your Home's Wage & Hour Liability Risk
Personnel Management in Funeral Service
Shoestring Marketing


The National Funeral Directors Association FTC Training (Home Study CD)Click here for more information.

“2013 All Staff FTC Funeral Rule Training”  has been approved for three (3) hours of continuing education credit.


The following correspondence courses have been approved for three (3) hours each. For more information contact: Richard Santore, c/o Practicum Strategies, P.O. Box 1089,  8 Lenore Ct., Hammonton, NJ 08037, 1-(800) 731-4714 or fax 1-800 591-6391 or click here: www.practicumstrategies.com

A Review of Basic Embalming Procedures
Business Morals and Ethics and The Funeral Director
Complying with the Funeral Rule
Computer Concepts for the Funeral Home
Computers A-Z for the Funeral Home
Coping With Stress As A Funeral Director
CREMATION: The Concept, The Client, The Caring
CREMATION: The Process
CREMATION: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow  
Added 1/6/2014
Dealing with Communicable Diseases & AIDS
Embalming Chemistry

Employee Recruitment and Retention in Funeral Service
Ethics for Funeral Directors
Everyday Ethics in Funeral Service
Funeral Profession and Consumer Behavior
Funeral Values - The Year 2000 and Beyond
Grief 101 for Funeral Directors
Hazardous Chemicals/Toxic Substances
Helping Skills for 2003
How Do We Tell The Children?
Intermediate Marketing for Funeral Directors
Introduction To Accounting for the Funeral Director
Job Burnout in Funeral Service
Living with the FTC's Funeral Rule

Managing Stress in Funeral Service
Marketing 101 for Funeral Directors: Why Everything You Know About Marketing Won't Work For Your Business; And Why It's Not Your Fault

Moral Dilemmas Facing the Funeral Profession
Motivation and Coaching For the Successful Funeral Director
OSHA for Small Business

OSHA: A Practical Guide for Funeral Service Professionals
Power Communication for Funeral Professionals
Preneed Funeral Planning A Basic Course for the Funeral Prof.
Pre-Planning For Funeral Home Business Interruptions
Professional Communications with Client Families, Part 1
Professional Ethics in a Changing Environment
Sacred/Sensitive.....and Sane
Stress and the Funeral Home Environment
The Grieving Process
The Vanguard of Competition for the Funeral Profession
Understanding & Completing the Certificate of Death
Universal  Precautions: A Review for Embalmers & Funeral Directors


Grief Resolution for Co-Workers program is sponsored by: Lowell Pugh, c/o H. L. Pugh and Associates Consulting, 400 Chestnut, Box 145, Golden City, Missouri 64748-0145, (417) 537-4412. It has been approved for two (2) hours credit.
The Understanding Casket Components correspondence program is sponsored by Gary Sokoll, 9721 Rail Road, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73130, (405) 732-0812. It has been approved for one (1) hour credit.
The following fourteen (14) Independent Study Correspondence Courses are provided by the Thanos Institute. For more information contact: Mary E. Rizzo, c/o Thanos Institute, P.O. Box 1928, Buffalo, New York, 14231-1928, 1-800-742-8257.  Email is: mrizzo@thanosinstitute.com   Website is: www.thanosinstitute.com

All programs have been approved for
three (3) hours credit:

A Student Dies, A School Mourns..Are You Prepared?
Bereavement and the Funeral Director
Children and the Funeral Rite
Death of an Infant

Embalming
Embalming Management
Ethics In Funeral Service
Forensic Pathology for Funeral Directors
Funeral Customs Past and Present
Funeral Service Management
Grief Counseling for the Funeral Director

Management Skills for Funeral Directors
Organ, Tissue Donation and the Funeral Director

OSHA Compliance and FTC Rules
 
Restorative Art & Cosmetology
Unexpected, Traumatic Death and the Funeral Director


The following on-line home study programs have been approved as listed below. They are sponsored by 360 Training, Austin, Texas. For additional information contact: www.funeralcampus.com.

Approved for one (1) hour each:

Hazard Communication - Basic
Hazard Communication - Advanced
Homeland Security - Emergency Response
Industrial Hygiene - Basic
Industrial Hygiene - Advanced
Material Handling & Storage - Advanced
OSHA Training Requirements & Techniques
OSHA - Safety & Health Programs - Advanced
Personal Protective Equipment - Advanced

Approved for two (2) hours each:

Bloodborne Pathogens - Advanced
Estate Planning
Ethics for Insurance Professionals
Formaldehyde & Needle Stick Safety
Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials - Advanced
OSHA - OSHA Act & Standards

Approved for three (3) hours each:

Dealing with Conflict & Confrontation
Dealing with Difficult People
Ethics for Insurance Professionals - Advanced
Industrial  Emergency Response - Hazmat First Response
Medicare
Wills & Trusts


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