Continuing Education

In Need of Additional CE Credits?

As a free service to our members, PFDA is providing a number of opportunities for licensed funeral directors to receive Continuing Education credits. You can earn continuing education credit hours required for license renewal by attending a PFDA sponsored educational program. Continuing education programs are scheduled throughout the year at PFDA events - including the annual convention and district meetings. PFDA members can also take advantage of PFDA's On-Demand CE platform.

PFDA members who completed a continuing education course, conducted by PFDA, can call the PFDA office at (800) 692-6068 or email [email protected] to verify CE records. 

Continuing Education at Local Association Meetings

The following CE approved programs may be scheduled for your local meetings and 
other events by contacting Donna Centofanti at 800-692-6068 or by email at [email protected].

Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association
State Board Approved Continuing Education Courses
* courses subject to change

Approved Continuing Education Courses - Click Here For Listing

CE Child Abuse Providers - Click Here For Listing

Courses offered by: Funeral Continuing Education 

Classes on this site are approved through the State of Pennsylvania

During each biennial renewal period, a licensed funeral director is mandated to complete 6 hours of continuing education. This provision does not require a funeral director to complete continuing education during the renewal period in which the funeral director is first issued a license, except for child abuse training.

As part of the required 6 hours, all funeral directors are required to complete the Department of Human Services (DHS) approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements. All initial applicants are required to complete the 3-hour course and all current licensees are required to complete the 2-hour course for renewal of their license.

At their September 23, 2015 meeting, the State Board of Funeral Directors voted to accept the 3-hour child abuse recognition course as part of a licensees required 6 hours of continuing education for his or her biennial renewal even though only a 2-hour child abuse recognition course is required. Therefore, if a licensee has taken a 3-hour child abuse recognition and reporting requirement course during a renewal period, the licensee is only required to complete 3 more continuing education hours to meet the required 6 hours of continuing education per renewal cycle.