Webinar Series

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 licensed funeral directors fulfill Continuing Education requirements and mandatory OSHA training. Webinars cover a range of topics, ensuring members stay on top of their profession. 

Missed a webinar, or want a refresher? We now offer links to recorded programs (log-in required).

2024 Webinars

Wednesday, March 27 | 1-2pm

Title: Bringing Children and Teens into the Funeral (1 CEU)*
Presenter: Megan Lopez, National Program Director, National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG)

Join us as we explore strategies to bring children into the funeral. This presentation will address creating emotional support, educational opportunities and physical spaces within the funeral service and funeral home for children and teens. The information that will be shared, is from the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, is a network of childhood bereavement professionals and reflects best practices in supporting our youngest population. Funeral professionals often have the first opportunity to impact a child’s grief experience. From the initial point of contact through navigating the planning process and memorialization, funeral professionals have an opportunity to impact the grief journey and foster resilience in children and teens who are the adults of our future. Join us as together, we work to ensure that No Child Has to Grieve Alone. This session was offered at NYSFDA's 2023 Annual Convention.

Registration is open

Wednesday, April 17 | 1-2pm

Title: Compliance 101 (1 CEU)*
Presenter: Mike Lanotte, Executive Director

This session will review the most frequently asked compliance questions to ensure funeral homes are providing legal and ethical service to their families.

Registration for this webinar will open Wednesday, April 3

Wednesday, May 15 | 1-3pm

Title: NYS Law: Misconduct in the Business and Practice of Funeral Directing (2 Law CEUs)*
Presenter: Thomas W. Fuller, Director NYS Bureau of Funeral Directing

Join us for a comprehensive review of all laws specific to funeral service in New York State. Thomas will provide a Bureau definition of misconduct and review frequent examples and common penalties. Plus, he'll share the latest directly from the Bureau. This session was offered at NYSFDA's 2023 Annual Convention.

Registration for this webinar will open Wednesday, April 3

POLICY: Webinars provided by NYSFDA are intended to be viewed over a computer, smartphone, and/or tablet. In order to obtain credit for the webinar, you must be logged into GoToWebinar for at least 50 minutes of the webinar. If you are unable to log in and instead use the phone call only feature, you will need to notify NYSFDA AND provide proof of being on a phone call for at least 50 minutes. The phone call only feature does not allow you to ask questions of the presenter and therefore will be counted as a non-live credit.

Reminders: As of April 1, 2022, to receive credit for NYSFDA webinars you must pre-register through your membership portal or over the phone. If you do not, you will not receive credit. If multiple people from your funeral firm are looking for credit for any of the webinars offered, everyone should register individually. Or, if you'd like assistance processing a group registration, call Michelle at 800.291.2629. This will help NYSFDA process credits even faster, ensuring your profiles are up-to-date. Many thanks in advance for your help!

NYSFDA webinars are considered LIVE CEU credits.

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