Acts & Regulations

A list of the Acts and Regulations which govern the funeral directing and embalming professions.

Applications and professional information

All professional information and forms can now be reviewed and downloaded on this web site. If you have any problems, please contact the office.

CEC Information

Please see our list of pre-approved continuing education credits, including courses available on-line.

COVID-19

Important information and resources for funeral professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Approved Continuing Education Credits

Please note: Dignity University courses are not valid towards continuing education credits

Approved CCFS online courses are as follows:

Overworked: Stress, Burnout, and the Funeral Professional - 3 credits for funeral director or embalmer

Effective Conflict Resolution - 3 credits for funeral director or embalmer

Memorialization: New Approaches to an Old Theory - 2 credits for funeral director or embalmer

West Nile Virus and Superbugs - 2 credits for embalmer

CJD - A Deeper Understanding - 2 credits for embalmer

Embalming for Long-Term Preservation - 2 credits for embalmer

Is Your Chemical Disinfectant Killing Everything? - 2 credits for embalmer

World Religions Part 1 - 2 credits for funeral director

World Religions Part 2 - 2 credits for funeral director

Cremation - A Historical Perspective - 2 credits for funeral director

Ethics - A Basic Understanding - 1 credit for funeral director or embalmer

Are you ready for the Pandemic? - 2 credits for funeral director or embalmer

Alternate Forms of Disposition - 1 credit for funeral Director

Cremated Remains - From the Sea to the Stars - 1 credit for funeral director

Negotiation - How to Reach Agreement - 1 credit for funeral director

Organizational Change - Succeeding and Implementing Change in the Workplace - 1 credit for funeral director

Specialty Chemicals - 2 credits for embalmer

Time Management - Using your time Wisely - 1 credit for funeral director or embalmer

Training Apprentices - Sponsor Training Course - 2 credits for funeral director or embalmer

The Funeral Home's Obligations to Provide Quality Embalming - 2 credits for funeral Director or Embalmer

New Profession or Ancient Trade: Who are end-of-life doulas, and can they enrich our offerings - 1 credit funeral director

Click here for the CCFS website

FSAC approved online courses are as follows:

Coping with Grief for Victims of Crime v2 - One credit for funeral director

Ethics for Funeral Directors – One credit for funeral director

Specialty Chemicals for Embalming – One credit embalmer

Managing workplace Stress – One credit for embalmer or funeral director

Transforming the Decomposed – One credit embalmer

Click here for the FSAC website

NFDA approved online credit courses:

Conflict Management for Funeral Directors: Successful Interpersonal Communication Practices - 3 credits for funeral director
 
Approaching Trauma Cases with Confidence - 2 credits for embalmer
 
Demonstration of Soft Tissue Repair - 2 credits for embalmer
 
Embalming Risk Managemnet - 2 credits for embalmer
 
Do-it-youself Memorials - 1 credit funeral director
 
Embalming Perspectives & Paradigms Challenged - 3 credits for embalmer
 
Embalming the Obese Case - 2 credits for embalmer
 
Funeral Service Ethics - 2 credits for funeral director
 
Professional Ethics in Funeral Service - 1 credit for funeral director or embalmer
 
Relevance of Restorative Art - 1 credit for embalmer
 
RSVP: I'll See You at my Living Funeral - 2 credits for funeral director
 
Supporting Pregnancy Loss Families - 2 credits for funeral director
 
Ten Tools for Stress Relief - 1 credit for embalmer or funeral director
 
The Funeral: A Chance to Touch, a Chance to Serve, a Chance to Heal - 3 credits for funeral director
 
Understanding and Managing Grief - 3 credits for funeral director
 
Understanding a Child's Grief - 1 credit for funeral director
 
Click here for the NFDA website
 
Previous events approved for credit:

-Atlantic Provinces Funeral Directors and Service Convention

-FSANS Fall General Meeting

-New Brunswick Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association 2018 Educational Seminar

-APFD & SC Atlantic Conference Convention

-Directors, FDAs & Support Staff Orientation Seminar and Refresher

-Helping the Helpers Education Seminar - 4 credits for funeral director or embalmer

-Funeral Services Professionals: Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace – 4 credits for funeral director or embalmer

-Cremation Association of North America - Online Crematory Operators Program - 6 credits for funeral director)

Click here for the C.A.N.A. website

2019 Dodge Technical Seminar - Savannah, Georgia

May 8 - 9, 2019 - 8 credits (embalming)

2019 FSANS Annual General Meeting and Profession Development June 4-5, 2019 Holiday Inn, Truro, NS

-The Canada Funeral Peer Support Group 1 credit for embalmer or funeral director

-Seminar- Michael Johnston 1 credit for embalmer or funeral director

-Seminar -Bill Sampson – Embalming Chemicals 2 credits for embalmer

2020 Dodge Technical Series - Maui

February 3-5, 2020 at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, Hawaii -

6 credits for embalmer

APFD & SC Convention

September 18-22, 2019 - Old Orchard Inn and Spa -153 Greenwich Rd S., Wolfville, NS

-Caring for the caregiver - 1 credit for embalmer or funeral director

-Embalming 101 - 1 credit for embalmer

-Embalming and Body Prep - 2 credits for embalmer

-Arranging for the Embalmer - 2 credits for embalmer or funeral director

-Policies and Procedures to Protect Ourselves; Our Unique Business & The Risks Session One of Two - 2 credits embalmer or funeral director

-Policies and Procedures to Protect Ourselves; Our Unique Business & The Risks Session Two of Two - 2 credits embalmer or funeral director  

Helping the Helpers Education Seminar -Awareness and Education Day For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

October 26th, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier University Schwartz Auditorium

4 funeral directors or embalmer credits for the full day attendance (only eligible for credit once per five year block)

2020 Dodge Technical Series - Maui

February 3-5, 2020 at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, Hawaii -

6 credits for embalmer

Continuing Education for Funeral Professionals WWW.CEFP.CA

Funeral Customs of Different Religions - One credit for Funeral Director or Embalmer

Funeral and Burial Options - One credit for Funeral Director or Embalmer

The Role of Funeral Directors and Planners - One credit for Funeral Director

Canadian Peer Support Group Mental Health Essentials During COVID-19 Webinar Series - Complimentary Registration October 20 and 27, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AST. Each session has been approved for one credit for funeral director or embalmer.

October 20: https://qrgo.page.link/yPf24

October 27: https://qrgo.page.link/C7qGb 

 

NFDA Virtual Convention and Expo - October 20 - 22, 2020

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  • Advanced Embalming Techniques for Infants, Stillbirths and the Unborn  - 1 credit embalmer
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  • Supporting Families and Communities After Traumatic Death   - 1 credit funeral director
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  • Move Over Millennials: What it Takes to Connect With Generation Z  -  1 credit funeral director  
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  • Connecting with the LGBTQ Community -  1 credit funeral director  
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  • Five Keys to Cremation Success -  1 credit funeral director  
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  • Inside the Courthouse 2.0  - 1 credit funeral director or embalmer
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  • Everyday Embalming Tips and Techniques - 1 credit embalmer
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  • Why Facebook Works for Funeral Homes - 1 funeral director credit 
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  • Alkaline Hydrolysis: Facts, Myths and a Legal Perspective - 1 credit funeral director or embalmer 
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  • Imagining the Unimaginable: Promoting Healing After the Death of a Child - 1 credit funeral director
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  • The Relevance of Restorative Art - 1 credit embalmer 
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  • All Stressed Out and Ready to Blow  - 1 credit funeral director or embalmers
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  • MacKinnon and Bowes Online Webinar - Better to Create, Than to Compete: Little Things of Service - 1 credit funeral director www.mackinnonbowes.com
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Continuing Education for Funeral Professionals

https://www.cefp.ca/

Funeral Customs of Different Religions - One credit for Funeral Director or Embalmer

Funeral and Burial Options - One credit for Funeral Director or Embalmer

The Role of Funeral Directors and Planners - One credit for Funeral Director