Webinar Series

NYSFDA is committed to providing state-of-the-art education and training opportunities to New York State‚Äôs 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. 

As of April 1, 2022, if you do not pre-register for an NYSFDA webinar through your membership portal (or over the phone) you will not receive credit.

Registration for Fall 2022 webinars will open August 1, 2022.


Funeral Homes: Safe Movement & Positioning of the Deceased (1 CEU)

September 21, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Presented by: Megan Coville, MS, OTR/L, ARM, CSPHP, Senior Risk, Management Consultant

Participants will be able to identify the ergonomic risks of moving, transferring and positioning the deceased and will be educated on different types of non-mechanical and mechanical devices to assist in reducing those risks.

Registration coming soon!


OSHA Training (1 CEU)

October 5, October 19, & October 26 (choose one) 1:00 - 2:00 p.m

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.

Registration coming soon!


Final Disposition Law Review (1 Law CEU)

November 16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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 coming soon!


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.