Every Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) or Associate CPC pledges to abide by the following commitment included in the CPC Code of Ethics:
“I will continue my professional education in this field.”
To demonstrate ongoing commitment to learning as well as accountability and dedication as a Certified Preplanning Consultant or Associate CPC, the National Funeral Directors Association requires that a CPC or Associate CPC must renew his or her certification every four years.
This may be accomplished by satisfying specific renewal requirements including submission of:
RENEWAL PERIOD & DATE
Every four years, your CPC renewal date is the last day of the month prior to the month of original
Original certification: May 1, 2005
Renewal deadline: April 30, 2009
Original certification: July 15, 2006
Renewal deadline: June 30, 2010
Original certification: October 31, 2007
Renewal deadline: September 30, 2011
Three to four months prior to their renewal date, individuals will receive a reminder notice. If the renewal documents and fee are not received by the renewal date, a final reminder will be sent.
The grace period for submitting renewal requirements is three months from the renewal due date. If NFDA does not receive renewal requirements by the last day of that three-month grace period, the individual’s certification will lapse, and he or she will be required to apply for reinstatement. A nominal reinstatement fee will be assessed in addition to the renewal fee. There may be additional requirements.
FAILURE TO COMPLY
Failure to comply with renewal requirements may result in postponed or denied certification renewal until all conditions are met. If a renewing candidate is unable to complete any of the requirements, NFDA must be notified in writing.
Applications for renewal will be reviewed upon receipt by designated NFDA staff. Recommendations for renewal are subject to final approval by the NFDA Executive Board. Upon approval, an updated certificate package will be mailed. Any challenges to renewal decisions must be in writing and directed to the NFDA Executive Board. CPC records are maintained at the NFDA office in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2008
This official CPC certification renewal policy established by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) supersedes any previously published certification renewal policies or related information regarding renewal by the former National Foundation of Funeral Service, Funeral Service Educational Foundation or Funeral Service Foundation or NFDA and affects all CPCs and Associate CPCs, starting with those certified in March of 1996.
Call NFDA at 800-228-6332 with any questions.
For those who do not need CE for funeral service
ALLOWABLE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
ALLOWABLE SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Maximum of 4 “service activity” contact hours per year are allowable toward the requirement. Each activity counts as 2 hours. Examples follow:
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