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: Jack Adams, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Responding to the Opioid Epidemic (Category III; 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
As funeral directors, the opioid epidemic may touch your lives in many ways. Are you and your staff prepared? This course will provide funeral directors with a basic understanding of how to assist families of overdose victims with funeral planning, the challenges families face and ways funeral directors can become more involved in the community to address this growing epidemic. A review of OSHA related prep room concerns will be included. Discussion, ideas, questions, and comments are encouraged throughout the program.

Restorative Techniques in Cases of Trauma and Mass Causalities (Category IV; Noon – 4:30 p.m.)
Gain confidence in full restoration and reconstruction work when preparing a body for viewing. New methods and techniques will be emphasized for assessing a wide variety of trauma injuries and concerns of mass casualties. Updates on embalming problems will be presented. OSHA awareness and compliance for funeral directors will be discussed to help maintain a safe working environment. Questions and comments are encouraged.

Friday, March 19, 2021
MPTC Beaver Dam Campus
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m.)
CRN: 31658

$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 Laurie by email or phone 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.