Before the convention officially begins, NFDA will offer three preconvention seminars – including the brand new NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program – on October 19.
The NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program will be presented by Mike Nicodemus, NFDA vice president of cremation services, and Mike Watkins, NFDA senior vice president of operations. During this new certification program developed specifically for funeral homes that offer cremation services, attendees will learn about ethics, crematory operations, safety, liability issues, cremation arranging and more. The program meets or exceeds the criteria in all states requiring certification.
During A Collage of Embalming and Reconstructive Techniques presented by Vernie Fountain, CFSP, attendees will learn embalming and reconstructive techniques for challenging cases, airbrush techniques and more. Immediately following this seminar, attendees have the option of participating in an exclusive "Extracurricular Hour with Vernie," a no-holds-barred question-and-answer session about embalming and reconstruction.
Finally, Colleen Murphy Klein, NFDA vice president of professional development, will present an NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) Seminar. Demonstrate a commitment to customer service and high professional and ethical standards by earning the only national designation for preneed professionals, NFDA's CPC designation.
More information about these seminars can be found on the Convention website. While seats are still available for each of the preconvention seminars, we expect them to fill up quickly. Register today!
The NFDA International Convention & Expo is generously supported by Federated Insurance, Frazer Consultants, NGL Insurance Group, Physicians Mutual, Bass-Mollett Publishers, Batesville, Facultatieve Technologies, The HELPCard, Madelyn Company, Messenger, Nomis Publications Inc., Doric, Hunter Warfield, Live Oak Bank, Wilbert, Global Mortuary Affairs and Heaven's Gate. Please visit the Convention website to learn more about our sponsors.
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