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CPC Program Options and Continuing Education Credits

Choose the Right CPC Certification Option for You

To accommodate your busy career, NFDA offers 3 options for qualified candidates to earn the nationally recognized CPC designation: on-site seminars, correspondence, and independent study.

Approved for CE by APFSP and most state funeral and insurance licensing boards. CE hours vary by state. Check with NFDA for details at 1-800-228-6332.

On-Site Seminars - Network with Peers as You Prepare for Certification!

2.5-Day Seminar.  Seminar helps prepare candidates for CPC exam on morning of day 3. Lecture, group discussion, problem-solving activities, self-assessment, opportunities to meet with colleagues from around the country to share ideas about preplanning service excellence. Approved by APFSP and most state funeral and insurance licensing boards for 16 CE hours. State CE hours vary.

1.5-Day Intensive Seminar. Intensive format requires pre-seminar prep with certification exam on morning of day 2. Approved by APFSP and most state funeral and insurance licensing boards for 8 CE hours. State CE hours vary. Offered on limited basis.

To find a seminar click on CPC Program Schedule in the upper right menu or call NFDA at 1-800-228-6332. If interested in hosting a CPC seminar at your location, click on Hosting a CPC Seminar. Seminar fee includes lunches + CPC Standards Manual, presentation, CE processing, exam and scoring, certification package, and access to exclusive CPC website and chat room upon certification.

Correspondence Option - Self-Paced - No Travel! 

Home study version to be completed in up to 18 months from application approval date. Chapter tests submitted to NFDA for evaluation; certification exam taken at local academic testing center, such as a community college that enters into an agreement with NFDA, or at NFDA venues. Approved by APFSP and most state funeral and insurance licensing boards for 15 CE hours. State CE hours vary.

For a correspondence application click on the CPC Applications Forms in the upper right menu or call NFDA at 1-800-228-6332. Correspondence fee includes CPC Standards Manual, evaluation of chapter tests, CE processing, exam scheduling and scoring, certification package, and access to exclusive CPC website and chat room upon certification.