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. 

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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 to verify CE records. 

Continuing Education at Local Association Meetings

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

Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association
State Board Approved Continuing Education Courses
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