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Educational Podcasts

Available free for informational purposes. Select a topic now and download to your PC or portable media player.

Podcasts for Continuing Education

Enroll and pay online to access CE-approved podcast course selections the same day. Instructions are easy to follow and provided upon enrollment. The CE test is submitted online for immediate feedback. It couldn't be simpler!

CE Podcasts are $40 for NFDA members, $50 for nonmembers.

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NFDA Podcast Courses are approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and by most state licensing boards. Courses are accredited through December 31 of the year of purchase.

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Episode 2: "Guaranteed Funerals: Is Preneed Right for You?" (mp3)

Presented by Curtis Rostad, Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 17, 2006, during the 125th NFDA Annual Convention & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Podcast length: 56:54
Download Size: Approx. 13.7 MB

When considering preneed, have you asked yourself: "How do I determine if my preneed program is successful?" "How important is an active preneed program to my survival?" "What should I do if I think my preneed program is not helping my business?"

Learn the answers to these questions and more, including whether or not you should guarantee preneed funeral costs, the best insurance/trust company to use, and why the success of your firm depends less on preneed and more on your at-need services. (Approved by APFSP for 2 CE hours)

Episode 2: "Guaranteed Funerals: Is Preneed Right for You?" (m4a)

Presented by Curtis Rostad, Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 17, 2006, during the 125th NFDA Annual Convention & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Podcast length: 56:54
Download Size: Approx. 13.7 MB

When considering preneed, have you asked yourself: "How do I determine if my preneed program is successful?" "How important is an active preneed program to my survival?" "What should I do if I think my preneed program is not helping my business?"

Learn the answers to these questions and more, including whether or not you should guarantee preneed funeral costs, the best insurance/trust company to use, and why the success of your firm depends less on preneed and more on your at-need services. (Approved by APFSP for 2 CE hours)

Episode 1: "Risk Management: Controlling the Risk of Litigation for Small Businesses" (mp3)

Presented by Michael Daney, Lord & Whip, Baltimore, Maryland, on October 15, 2006, during the 125th NFDA Annual Convention & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Podcast length: 52:44
Download Size: Approx. 12.7 MB

Are you fully protecting yourself and your firm from the threat of a lawsuit? Does your funeral home operate at or above the standards required these days? Today's business reality has nothing to do with common sense. This session will provide funeral home owners and managers with 10 tips to effectively manage the risk of lawsuits and to minimize the risk of financial exposure from litigation. Learn the type of information you need to obtain after an accident, how to train your staff to effectively respond to customer incidents, and the importance of working with your insurance carriers in defending claims. (Approved by APFSP for 2 CE hours)

Episode 1: "Risk Management: Controlling the Risk of Litigation for Small Businesses" (m4a)

Presented by Michael Daney, Lord & Whip, Baltimore, Maryland, on October 15, 2006, during the 125th NFDA Annual Convention & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Podcast length: 52:44
Download Size: Approx. 12.7 MB

Are you fully protecting yourself and your firm from the threat of a lawsuit? Does your funeral home operate at or above the standards required these days? Today's business reality has nothing to do with common sense. This session will provide funeral home owners and managers with 10 tips to effectively manage the risk of lawsuits and to minimize the risk of financial exposure from litigation. Learn the type of information you need to obtain after an accident, how to train your staff to effectively respond to customer incidents, and the importance of working with your insurance carriers in defending claims. (Approved by APFSP for 2 CE hours)