Continuing Education

Continuing Education

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Welcome to CCMS, your premier source for continuing education and lifelong learning!

Even after you have finished your formal college education, you will spend a lifetime of learning as a licensed death care professional. In order to provide exceptional care to the families in your community, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest death care news and best practices. Continuing education for professionals is not only important but a licensing requirement that varies by state.

We  strive to offer educational programs that are both relevant and convenient.

  • We are proud to be planning the launch of ProfessionalCE online continuing education courses, making it easier for death care professionals across the nation to complete approved online course content.
  • We also offer professional certification programs in crematory operations, among many other interesting programs. and apprenticeship programs to help advance your career and keep you compliant with your state laws.

We invite you to browse our offerings to learn more about the different continuing education seminars, courses, and other programs available. If you have any questions, please contact us today for more information. 

Ohio Mandatory CEU

Dec 9

 

2020 completed continuing education events

August 12, 2020

Program: Ohio Master Certification - Embalmer & Funeral Director

 

2019 completed continuing education events

February 20, 2019

Program: 2-Hour Ohio Cremation Law
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Jack Lechner

CEU

Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (2 CEU)

  • Satisfies 2 Hour Ohio Cremation Law requirement for new mandatory Crematory Operator Permit, and or

  • Satisfies 2 Hour Ohio Law topic area requirement for licensees (for new compliance period 2019-2020)

Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (2 hours)


February 20, 2019

Program: Planning and Conducting State & Notable Funerals
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Bob Boetticher, Sr.

CEU:

  • Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (2 CEU)

  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (2 hours)


February 21, 2019

Program: Crematory Operator Certification Program
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Poul Lemasters, Esq. and Larry Stuart, Jr.

CEU:

7 CEU's (most states)

Ohio approved Crematory Operator course

      • Satisfies 2 Hour Ohio Cremation Law requirement for new mandatory Crematory Operator Permit, and or

      • Satisfies 2 Hour Ohio Law topic area requirement for licensees (for new compliance period 2019-2020)

Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (2 hours)

Includes 2-hour Ohio law requirement.

Ohio Mandatory CEU

Webinar and seated options. 

Dec 9

Welcome to ProfessionalCE

ProfessionalCE is in beta testing. Online courses will be available for purchase and CEU credit in the near future!  Please check back soon or contact coned@ccms.edu to receive course launch notification. Thank you for your patience!

2018 completed continuing education events

March 21, 2018

Program: Crematory Operator Certification Program
Location: Fremont, OH
Presenter: Poul Lemasters, Esq. & Larry Stuart, Jr.
CEU:


March 27, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (WESTERN DISTRICT)
Location: Gilbertsville, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


March 28, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (SOUTHERN DISTRICT)
Location: Owensboro, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


March 29, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (SOUTHCENTRAL DISTRICT)
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


April 17, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT)
Location: London, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


April 18, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (EASTERN DISTRICT)
Location: Morehead, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


April 19, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (NORTHERN DISTRICT)
Location: Florence, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


April 20, 2018

Program: History of Arlington National Cemetery & Transforming Death Care Education (CENTRAL DISTRICT)
Location: Lexington, KY
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 2


May 29, 2018

Program: Cremation Arranger Certification Program "CACP" (ICCFA/CCMS)
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Glenda Stansbury
CEU: 7 CEU pending


May 30, 2018

Program: Cremation Operator Certification Program "COCP" (ICCFA/CCMS)
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Poul Lemasters, Esq. & Larry Stuart, Jr.
CEU: 7 CEU pending


August 14, 2018

Greater Cincinnati Funeral Service Association (GCFSA)
Program: Create Innovative Custom Legacies with On-Demand Printed Solutions
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Presented by Dave, Erin, and Jacob - owners of Uncaged Software
CEU: Approved 2 CEU for Ohio


October 9, 2018

Greater Cincinnati Funeral Service Association (GCFSA) Meeting & Cookout
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS

Program: Dead Ringers, do you really have the caller at hello?
Presenter: Nicole Wiedeman
CEU: 1 hour

Program: 21st Century-Transforming Death Care Education
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: 1 hour


October 17, 2018

Program: Apprentice Series: Completing Ohio Task List Seminar Requirements
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Beth Williams (CCMS)
2 contact hours


October 26, 2018

Program: InSight Funeral Celebrant Certification - 3 Day Training
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Glenda Stansbury
CEU: Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice approved for 17 hours. State Board approval varies by state.


October 30, 2018

Program: Crematory Operator Certification Program (ICCFA)
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Poul Lemasters, Esq. & Larry Stuart, Jr.
Includes new two-hour Ohio law requirement


December 19, 2018

Program: Ohio Cremation Law. Cremation Liability – Ohio Laws and Regulations. “It’s Not Just Knowing Them – It’s What They Mean.”
Location: Cincinnati, OH - CCMS
Presenter: Poul Lemasters
Mandatory 2 hr supplemental for Crematory Operators

2017 completed continuing education events

February 15, 2017

Program: District #11
Location: Goshen, OH
Presenter: Jack Lechner 
CEU: Approved 2 CEU
Event flyer
REGISTRATION & CONTACT Tim King, District President


February 16, 2017

Program: District #16
Location:
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: Approved 2 CEU
REGISTRATION & CONTACT Trey Wackerly, District President


March 22, 2017

Program: District #7
Location:
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: Approved 2 CEU
REGISTRATION & CONTACT District #7 President Amanda Crates amandacrates@gmail.com


April 5, 2017

Program: District #9
Location: Kettering, OH
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: Approved 2 CEU
REGISTRATION & CONTACT: Gary Heller, Marker & Heller Funeral Homes Inc. Marker.heller@sbcglobal.net (937) 275-7434


April 6, 2017

Program: District #10
Location: Piketon, OH
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: Approved 2 CEU
REGISTRATION & CONTACT: Dawn Scott Little, VP Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, District 10 President ralphfscott@frontiere.com


April 27, 2017

Program: District #14
Location: Columbus, OH
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: Approved 2 CEU


May 30, 2017

Program: District #20
Location: Willoughby, OH
Presenter: Jack Lechner
CEU: Approved 3 CEU