NYSFDA is committed to providing state-of-the-art education and training opportunities to New York State’s funeral services professionals. Our Webinar Series provides regularly-scheduled training sessions to help members fulfill Continuing Education requirements and mandatory OSHA training. Webinars cover a range of topics, ensuring members stay on top of their profession.

Upcoming Sessions

Please note, webinars are considered LIVE CEU credits. 

Date & Time: Thursday, July 23 @ 3pm
Title: The Crush of COVID: Self-care for Funeral Directors - approved for 1 CEU!
Presenter: Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil, JD, President and CEO, Rethink The Conversation; and President, Coping After Suicide

This is a FREE webinar for NYSFDA members; register today.

As funeral service professionals, your work with families during the COVID-19 pandemic took an emotional toll. This course will lead participants through a psycho-educational presentation on the impact of working with families in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. At the conclusion of the webinar, you'll be able to:

  • consider the psychological impact of working in funeral and bereavement care in the context of the coronavirus pandemic
  • recognize vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue
  • cultivate diverse strategies for engaging in effective self-care.

Due to popularity, pre-registration is required; register today.

Fall 2020 Sessions

Registration and details to follow

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16 @ 1pm
: Sexual Harassment Policy Training
Presenter: Mike Lanotte, Executive Director
*This is NYS mandatory yearly training. CEUs were approved in 2019, but not available in 2020.

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 23 @ 1pm
: Final Disposition Law Review - approved for 1 CEU!
Presenter: Randy McCallaugh, CAE, Deputy Executive Director
This is a FREE webinar.

2020 OSHA Training Schedule - Now on Thursdays

Presenter: Curtis Rostad

  • Thursday, October 8 @ 1pm
  • Thursday, October 15 @ 1pm
  • Thursday, October 22 @ 1pm
  • Thursday, October 29 @ 1pm

*Please note, each course can only be taken once per biennium.