Funeral Director Recertification

Moraine Park Technical College Beaver Dam Campus provides a comprehensive package of continuing education hours to meet the State of Wisconsin licensing requirements for Funeral Directors.

Fifteen hours of continuing education are offered every year during the two-year window that funeral directors are required to complete their continuing education. An additional 7.5 hours are offered in Fall of the 2nd certification year to help funeral directors who may need additional hours to meet the licensing requirements.

All topics available are in hourly units in categories approved by the Licensing Board of Wisconsin. The schedule of topics is designed to allow funeral directors to finish their continuing education requirements in one year, over two years, or to pick up additional hours to meet the 15 hour requirement. The schedule is as follows:

Year One:
Spring: one day, 7.5 hours
Summer: two days, 15 hours (combination of the spring and fall topics)
December: one day, 7.5 hours (different topic than spring session)

Year Two:
Same schedule as Year One with the addition of 7.5 hours offered in Fall (topic is a duplication of either spring or December offering.)

Upcoming Classes:

Presenter: Michael Sharkey, Funeral Director/Attorney

“You Be the Judge” (Category II; 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Attorney Sharkey will discuss court cases and controversies involving the funeral industry. The presentation will analyze legal issues that face funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories. There will be discussions of both legal issues and ethical concerns facing the modern funeral service practitioner. Recent Wisconsin mortuary law updates will be discussed, including the new apprenticeship rules and changes to the educational requirements for a funeral directors license. Many of the cases will be from Attorney Sharkey’s own experiences as both an expert witness and a mortuary law practitioner. Attorney Sharkey will also have an interactive portion in which the attendees serve as a mock jury analyzing an accident and discussing allocation of fault among the parties.

Blood Borne Pathogens (Category IV; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
This fun and interesting CEU will make you think “wow, OSHA can be interesting.” Funeral director Mark Arnold produces and directs this one hour long video presentation which focuses on OSHA training for funeral directors and discusses the Blood borne pathogen standard and other funeral service specific OSHA concerns. Attorney Michael Sharkey, who also appears in the video, will proctor the session and be available for interactive questions.

Burying the Hatchet (Category I; 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
How funeral directors can apply dispute resolution methods to matters concerning the funeral industry. Most people assume their funeral arrangements will be done by family members united in grief, but surviving relatives may disagree on many things. Topics to be presented and discussed will include family arguments over whether a loved one will be buried vs cremated, competing religious issues as among family members, and family arguments over burial locations and organ donation. Methods for solving disputes include dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation will be discussed along with specific Wisconsin statutes, rules, and regulations that can be used to diffuse family controversies, protect the funeral home from liability, and the decision making process concerning when it is time for the funeral director to seek legal guidance and court intervention.

Friday, October 23, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m.)
CRN: 21190

$209 (62 & over $181.22) per person. Lunch is on your own.

Register now by calling 920-924-3207 or 1-800-472-4554.

For more information contact us at 262-335-5825.

Continuing Education Credit now available to Minnesota and Illinois Licensees. Please note: Individuals from out of state may be subject to an additional out-of-state fee.

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