Here’s some opportunities we found for 8 hours of CE credit



It’s a brand new year, but before you know it you will be looking to fill some Continuing Education credits for next year.  As we go into the weekend here is a couple of opportunities that we found that not only give you eight CE credits but give you the opportunity to advance your career by learning some valuable lessons.


CANA – Cremation Association of North America2023 In-Person Trainings in Crematory Operations

Here’s what CANA says about these opportunities:

“For almost 40 years, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) has provided the gold standard for Crematory Operations Certification in the industry. Not only does the CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program™ (CANA COCP™) meet the certification requirement of 19 states, but it also fulfills state CE obligations for up to eight hours. For 2023, CANA announces opportunities for professionals to earn their certification in-person or online across the country.”


Offering a full schedule in 2023, CANA provides multiple opportunities for crematory operations certification:

Whittier, CA – March 9: Tom Krowl of Cremation Systems and Dave Daniels of law firm ElGuindy, Meyer & Koegel, APC head to southern California for the first in-person training of 2023.

Wheeling, IL – May 5: Larry Stuart, Jr. of Raven Plume Consulting and Dave Daniels share their crematory operations expertise with attendees in the Chicago area.

Washington, D.C. – August 9: Tom Krowl and Wendy Wiener of WRW Legal visit the nation’s capital for late summer certification. All are invited to stay and celebrate CANA’s 105th Cremation Innovation Convention that week in the same hotel!

Albany, NY – October 10: John Mitchell of IR Environmental and Wendy Wiener offer New York State-specific training in collaboration with the New York State Division of Cemeteries and the New York State Association of Cemeteries.

Houston, TX – November 3: Larry Stuart, Jr. and Dave Daniels wrap up the year at the National Museum of Funeral History to discuss crematory operations with students and professionals alike.


To learn more about these opportunities click here.



The Institute for Exceptional Funeral Service offers “Guiding families toward meaning and healing”

This class is instructed by Becky Lomaka who is Director of Grief Support and Education at O’Connor Mortuary. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a certification in Thanatology.

Here’s what the Institute for Exceptional Funeral Service says about this flexible, self-paced class that begins February 6:

How can you help? Our passion is not in “what” we are doing, it’s in “why” we are doing it. It can be difficult to know what to say when a family calls or walks through your doors. You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel even worse. But your comfort and support can make all the difference. While we, as funeral professionals, cannot take away the intense pain of a family’s loss, we can show them how much we care about them and how we can help them as they begin their grief journey. Examine the various ways you can build connections with families, earn their trust, and create value in the services you provide.”

After the completion of this course, you will:

  • Be more comfortable and confident with families
  • Know how to guide families to what is meaningful and healing for them
  • Be more effective throughout the grieving process
  • Support families from the first phone call to after the services are complete

For more information or to register click here.


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