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. 

NEW 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.

Help us help you! 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!


OSHA Training (1 CEU)

October 19 & October 26 (choose one) 1-2pm

Presented by: Mark Harrison

Three Wednesdays in October NYSFDA is hosting OSHA training webinars with Mark Harrison, president of Certified Safety Training. Designed specifically for employees, this session will provide the mandated annual OSHA training as required under 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens and 29 CFR 1910.1048 Formaldehyde. The training will also meet new COVID-19 Prevention Program requirements.

Mark Harrison is the president of Certified Safety Training, the exclusive safety and compliance provider to the NFDA. Mark has extensive experience in online education and digital training and has launched successful online safety and compliance services in the death care, veterinarian, and dental industries. Certified Safety Training is backed by Certified Safety Professionals and more than two decades of death care safety experience and award-winning safety programs.

Register for Session 2 (10/19/22)

Register for Session 3 (10/26/22)


What About the Kids? (1 CEU)

November 9, 1-2pm
Presented by: Adam W. Carter, Ph.D., National Alliance for Children’s Grief

Funeral professionals often have the first opportunity to impact a child’s grief experience. Our behaviors and practices must create a safe space for the grieving child to have their personal journeys validated. 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.

We will present practices that are utilized within the childhood bereavement community that provide supportive environments and opportunities for participation, promote healing conversations around grief, and elevate the voices of bereaved children and teens.

Join us as we build skills to walk alongside a child or teen that is grieving in our mission of ensuring that No Child Has to Grieve Alone.

This session is offered in collaboration with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief and the New York State Tribute Foundation, Inc. 

Registration is now open!


Final Disposition Law Review (1 Law CEU)

November 16, 1-2pm

Presented by: Mike Lanotte

This webinar will examine the four pillars of Section 4201 of the NYS Public Health Law: the next-of-kin hierarchy; the agent designation form; resolving family disputes; and securing greater liability protection for funeral directors.

Registration is now open!


Please note, NYSFDA webinars are considered LIVE CEU credits.

Help us help you! 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!

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