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Annual All-Staff Funeral Rule Training
May 09, 13  1:00 pm CT - 3:00 pm CT
NFDA Teleconferences -
FTC/Funeral Rule


2 CE hours

Ensure compliance!
Ensure that you and every member of your staff are in compliance with the FTC Funeral Rule! Join NFDA General Counsel Scott Gilligan and Craig Tregillis, FTC Funeral Rule Coordinator, for this important annual all-staff training.

  • Scott Gilligan will discuss the most common compliance problems found with the content of General Price Lists, Casket Price Lists, and Outer Burial Container Price Lists – and will address third party merchandise compliance issues.
  • Craig Tregillus will provide an update on Funeral Rule enforcement and compliance efforts and will discuss the portions of the Funeral Rule that FTC shoppers test during undercover sweeps.
  • Gilligan & Tregillus will answer your Funeral Rule questions!

Presenters: Scott Gilligan and Craig Tregillus

T. Scott Gilligan serves as NFDA General Counsel and represents NFDA in matters dealing with the FTC Funeral Rule. Scott, whose family has been in funeral service for more than 120 years in Cincinnati, is an attorney at Gilligan Law Offices and has written the latest update of Mortuary Law, a textbook widely used in mortuary colleges.

Craig Tregillus is the Funeral Rule Coordinator for the Federal Trade Commission.

Teleconference Registration Fees

NFDA Member 1st Registrant (includes CE) - $119
Additional Member Registrant requiring CE - $60

Nonmember 1st Registrant (includes CE) - $179
Additional NM Registrant requiring CE - $105

Event Type

Event Type:
NFDA Teleconferences


Note: All times listed are Central Time.

State CE approval varies; some states do not approve for CE any distance learning courses or courses that are business-related. APFSP approves all NFDA courses. For details, click here.

1.    How do I participate in an NFDA Teleconference?

All you need is a telephone – although a speakerphone is recommended for the best sound quality and to allow other staff to listen to the event.

NFDA teleconferences are live educational sessions led by the business experts you want to hear from in funeral service. They offer the opportunity for you to ask questions during the event. A few teleconferences each year may be free informational offerings that do not confer CE. teleconferences are usually scheduled 1-2 p.m. U.S. Central Time or 1-3 p.m. U.S. Central Time (check your local time).

  • A First Registration entitles your firm to a single phone connection and CE for the first registrant only. You must have a personal email address to register (contact NFDA at 1-800-228-6332 if you have a question). There is a separate fee for additional registrants requesting CE. All individuals who wish to earn CE for an event must be pre-registered for the event.
  • Participation instructions are emailed after your registration is processed, within about a week of the event. Save the email and follow the instructions the day of the event.

Emailed instructions include:

  • your dial-in number and passcode
  • a link to download a PDF master handout for printing (includes attendance verification form)

The first registrant has permission to make handout copies for the number of additional participants participating in one room.

On the day of the event simply follow instructions to join the speaker and your colleagues.

It is the individual participant's responsibility before registering for any NFDA course or event to verify that it is currently approved for CE in the state or states in which the individual is licensed.

2.    What happens during a teleconference?

Once you have dialed in and entered your passcode and other information in response to the operator's cues, you will be welcomed into the teleconference to listen via your phone.

To earn CE for participating, it is important to provide the operator with all requested information, which may include first registrant name, funeral home name or phone number you are dialing from.

Audience lines are muted during the presentation. For most live teleconferences, when the speaker invites audience questions, lines will be opened and you will be given simple instructions to participate. Some non-CE teleconferences are for informational purposes only.

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