Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Webinar Courses

Past Courses

Click on a year below to see a list of continuing education events offered that year. 

ICCFA Crematory Operator & Certification Program

Location

August 4th, 2022 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

 

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Specialty Certifications

Crematory Operator Certification Refresher (In-Person)

Crematory Operator Certification Refresher (Webinar)

Embalming During the Civil War with Todd Van Beck (Webinar) 

Embalming During the Civil War with Todd Van Beck (In-Person)

Ohio Master Training and Certification (Webinar)

Ohio Master Training Certification

ICCFA Crematory Operator & Certification Program

Location

August 4th, 2022 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

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The State of Death Care Education-In Person Only

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PROGRAM LOCATION    

Wiedeman Brewery & Pub (former Imwalle Funeral Home), 4811 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45217

 

 PROGRAM DATE/TIME   

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 4:00PM 6:00PM

 

 PROGRAM DELIVERY     

In-Person / Seated / Open to Public

 

 PRESENTERS                   

CCMS Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CFSP, CT, CCMS President & CEO / Hosted by GCFSA

 

PROGRAM LENGTH        

2 Hours (2 CEC)

APPROVAL                         

Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (pending approval at August 19, 2021 Board meeting)

CATEGORIES                    

General, In-Person

 

 TO REGISTER                   

Jackie Hahn or Andria Schrock at: gcfsa@yahoo.com/ Phone: (513) 518-7001/Phone: (419)320-1391

 

     PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

    This 2 hour continuing education program presented by Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science President &       CEO, Jack E. Lechner, Jr., in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Funeral Director Association will be hosted at Wiedeman Brewery & Pub, 4811 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45217. Cash bar, appetizers provided, and tours of the brewery are available.

 

 This program aims to deliver an understanding of the prescribed ABFSE educational and national examination requirements, examination outcome data, along with insight into the college’s transformative curricula expansion and advanced trainings delivered in the new Educational Cremation CenterTM.

 

The Psychology of Funeral Rites, Rituals and Ceremonies with Todd Van Beck 

Have you ever wondered what happens to people, i.e. the general population when they attend a death ritual, a funeral, a ceremony for the deceased? In this educational offering, Mr. Van Beck will draw on this 50 years of experience to explore and dissect the psychology of ceremonies and rituals to give solid answers to the values, purposes, and benefits of the funeral.

The seminar will also address the issue of communicating these benefits in a culture that has clearly confused the essentials of a funeral with the accessories of a funeral.

The communication portion of this educational program will offer safe, tried and true suggestions on how the funeral professional can breach this topic to the general population as well as bereaved families without crossing the line of being self-serving and unprofessional.

The Psychology of Funeral Rites, Rituals and Ceremonies with Todd Van Beck 

Have you ever wondered what happens to people, i.e. the general population when they attend a death ritual, a funeral, a ceremony for the deceased? In this educational offering, Mr. Van Beck will draw on this 50 years of experience to explore and dissect the psychology of ceremonies and rituals to give solid answers to the values, purposes, and benefits of the funeral.

The seminar will also address the issue of communicating these benefits in a culture that has clearly confused the essentials of a funeral with the accessories of a funeral.

The communication portion of this educational program will offer safe, tried and true suggestions on how the funeral professional can breach this topic to the general population as well as bereaved families without crossing the line of being self-serving and unprofessional.

Ohio Mandatory 5 Topic Areas

(Ethics, Pre-need, Laws)

Registration is now closed

Ohio Mandatory 5 Topic Areas - Webinar

(Ethics, Pre-need, Laws)

Registration is now closed

13th Annual Grief Conference

13th Annual Grief Conference-Webinar

Program

This Continuing Education course is three separate presentations rolled into one day. Registration is available for the full-day program (6CEUs) or individual sessions (2 CEUs ea.)

Course Options: 

Click the registration link at bottom of page to attend all or any of the following individual sessions in-person*:

  1. The State of Death Care Education
  2. Arlington National Cemetery: Restoring Honor
  3. The Lung Wait: When an Organ or Tissue Donation Saves the Life of Someone You Love 

Date: April 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 
645 W. North Bend Rd. 
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Classroom A-B

In-person Cost: $135 (or $49 each per individual courses) 

*In-person sessions are limited to 40 attendees 

Program Overview

Boxed lunch will be provided to in-person registrants.

 

 

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Program

This Continuing Education course is three separate presentations rolled into one day. Registration is available for the full-day program (6CEUs) or individual sessions (2 CEUs ea.)

Course Options: 

Click the registration link at bottom of page to attend all or any of the following sessions via live zoom webinar:

  1. The State of Death Care Education
  2. Arlington National Cemetery: Restoring Honor
  3. The Lung Wait: When an Organ or Tissue Donation Saves the Life of Someone You Love 

Date: April 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Address:

Webinar link will be provided with registration confirmation email.

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 
645 W. North Bend Rd. 
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Webinar Cost: $125 ( or $49 each per individual courses) 

Program Overview

View the Webinar Instruction & Info Sheet 

 

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Presenters

Seated Courses

2022

October 28, 2022

      Program: The Psychology of Funeral Rites, Rituals and Ceremonies (in person or Webinar)

      CEU: 3 hours Ohio approved CEUs 


October 26, 2022

      Program: 13th Annual Grief Conference (in person or Webinar) 

      CEU: 5 hours Ohio approved CEUs (FD & Embalmers), 5.5 hrs approved by State of Ohio

  Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Provider #RCS071902.


September 21, 2022

      Program: Ohio Mandatory 5 CEUs (in person or Webinar) 

      CEU: 5 hours Ohio approved CEUs 


August 4th, 2022

Program: ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification Program (In person or Webinar)

CEU: 7 hours Ohio approved CEUs (includes OH 2 hour Laws) 


May 3rd, 2022

Program: OH Master Certification Training (In person or Webinar)

CEU: 6 hours Ohio approved CEUs


April 5th, 2022

      Program: The State of Death Care Education (In person or Webinar)

      CEU: 2 Hours Ohio Approved CEUs


April 5th, 2022

      Program: Arlington National Cemetery: Restoring Honor (In person or Webinar)

      CEU: 2 hours Ohio Approved CEUs


April 5th, 2022

Program: The Lung Wait: When Donation Saves the Life of Someone You Love (In person or Webinar)

       CEU: 2 hours Ohio Approved CEUs


 

Date

September 21, 2022

Time

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Location

645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Price

$115

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*Important Note: Live Webinar does NOT count toward In-Person hours. For In-Person hours please visit the Seated Courses page.

Date

September 21, 2022

Time

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Location

645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Price

$115

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Download Webinar Instruction Page Here

Course Description

This program is a refresher course for Ohio crematory operator permit holders to review the requirements and competencies required for a crematory operator to safely and effectively work in a cremation facility as mandated by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors under Ohio Revised and Administrative Codes. This program also provides registrants with resources to the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors website and the required Ohio Laws and Rules that directly impact them as a practitioner, business owner, and employer.

This course is a refresher course for Ohio Crematory Operator Permit holders and is good for five years from date of completion as seen on Certificate of Completion.

Date:

November 16, 2022

Time:

10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Location:

645 W. North Bend Rd.Cincinnati, OH 45224

Topic Areas/Categories:

Ohio Crematory Operator Refresher Course requirements set forth in Ohio Revised Code 4717.09

Ohio 2-hour laws specific to cremation

CEU's: 4

 

*Important: Live Webinar does NOT count toward In-Person hours. For In-Person hours please register for the In-Person program on the Seated Courses page.

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Course Description

This program is a must for all death care professionals! Learn how the American Civil War changed the way the United States cared for the dead and conducted funerals. This change was permanent and continues to this day.

A strange fact concerning the American Civil War is the belief that there would be no casualties. Wrong! When it was over, there were in excess of 666,000 Americans dead. As deaths began to occur during the early months of the war, the urgent question became “How do we care for all the casualties?” This program shares the rich history of our beloved profession and how the unexpected and tremendous casualties of the American Civil War influenced the way we preserve the dead through embalming and how we conduct funerals. It is an enjoyable journey that dives deep into the fascinating history of funeral service.

Date:

November 17th, 2022 

Time:

9:00 AM- 12:15 PM

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 

645 West North Bend Road 

Cincinnati, OH 45224 

CEU's: 3

 

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Can't make it in person? Click here for the Webinar registration page!

Course Description

This program is a must for all death care professionals! Learn how the American Civil War changed the way the United States cared for the dead and conducted funerals. This change was permanent and continues to this day.

A strange fact concerning the American Civil War is the belief that there would be no casualties. Wrong! When it was over, there were in excess of 666,000 Americans dead. As deaths began to occur during the early months of the war, the urgent question became “How do we care for all the casualties?” This program shares the rich history of our beloved profession and how the unexpected and tremendous casualties of the American Civil War influenced the way we preserve the dead through embalming and how we conduct funerals. It is an enjoyable journey that dives deep into the fascinating history of funeral service.

Date:

November 17th, 2022 

Time:

9:00 AM- 12:15 PM

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 

645 West North Bend Road 

Cincinnati, OH 45224 

CEU's: 3

*Important: Live Webinar does NOT count toward In-Person hours. For In-Person hours please register for the In-Person program on the Seated Courses page.

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Presenters

Master Certification Training

Master Certification Training

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Date

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time

8:30am - 2:45pm

Location

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

645 W. North Bend Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

(513) 761-2020

 

Date:

October 28, 2022

Time:

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

CEUs: 3

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*Important Note: Live Webinar does NOT count toward In-Person hours. For In-Person hours please visit the Seated Courses page.

Date:

October 28, 2022

Time:

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

CEUs: 3

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*Important Note: Live Webinar does NOT count toward In-Person hours. For In-Person hours please visit the Seated Courses page.

Date

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time

8:30am - 2:45pm

Location

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

645 W. North Bend Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

(513) 761-2020 

Price

$65 Early Bird

(Late registration is $90 after October 15th)

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j lechner

Presenter 

Jack E. Lechner Jr., CFSP, CT, President & CEO CCMS

Mr. Jack E. Lechner, Jr. was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in January of 2016. He has devoted over four decades to death care service as a funeral director, embalmer, business owner, cemeterian, cremationist, and mentor. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s oldest, most revered non-profit death care educator, the Cincinnati College of Mortuary   Science, Mr. Lechner has established the college as a leader in transforming death care education.

Mr. Lechner holds a Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and Master of Science degrees from Florida Tech and the National Defense University.

He earned the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP), is an active dual licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Ohio and Virginia, Ohio Certified Crematory Operator Permit holder, and an InSight Certified Funeral Celebrant.

Mr. Lechner earned his Certification in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s (ICCFA) Educational Foundation.

A retired U. S. Army Colonel with 29+ years of active duty service, Mr. Lechner served at Arlington National Cemetery for five years as Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent. He has two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Dessert Storm. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals and various other awards. He is authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Rigger Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

 

j lechner

Presenter 

Jack E. Lechner Jr., CFSP, CT, President & CEO CCMS

Mr. Jack E. Lechner, Jr. was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in January of 2016. He has devoted over four decades to death care service as a funeral director, embalmer, business owner, cemeterian, cremationist, and mentor. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s oldest, most revered non-profit death care educator, the Cincinnati College of Mortuary   Science, Mr. Lechner has established the college as a leader in transforming death care education.

Mr. Lechner holds a Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and Master of Science degrees from Florida Tech and the National Defense University.

He earned the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP), is an active dual licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Ohio and Virginia, Ohio Certified Crematory Operator Permit holder, and an InSight Certified Funeral Celebrant.

Mr. Lechner earned his Certification in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s (ICCFA) Educational Foundation.

A retired U. S. Army Colonel with 29+ years of active duty service, Mr. Lechner served at Arlington National Cemetery for five years as Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent. He has two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Dessert Storm. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals and various other awards. He is authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Rigger Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

Poul Lemasters

Poul Lemasters Esq., Principal, Lemasters Consulting

Poul uses his unique background in both death care and law to provide resources and counsel to other death care professionals. He gets calls for assistance in risk management, daily operational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valuations, and regulatory matters. Basically, all the exciting issues our profession has to offer. Poul advises several funeral homes, crematory, cemetery, and trade associations across the United States. He is also the publisher of Parliament magazine. 

todd

Presenter


Todd Van Beck, Director of Professional Education, CCMS

Course Description

This program is a refresher course for Ohio crematory operator permit holders to review the requirements and competencies required for a crematory operator to safely and effectively work in a cremation facility as mandated by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors under Ohio Revised and Administrative Codes. This program also provides registrants with resources to the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors website and the required Ohio Laws and Rules that directly impact them as a practitioner, business owner, and employer.

This course is a refresher course for Ohio Crematory Operator Permit holders and is good for five years from date of completion as seen on Certificate of Completion.

Date:

November 16, 2022

Time:

10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Location:

645 W. North Bend Rd.Cincinnati, OH 45224

Topic Areas/Categories

Ohio Crematory Operator Refresher Course requirements set forth in Ohio Revised Code 4717.09

Ohio 2-hour laws specific to cremation

CEU's: 4

 

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Can't make it in person? Click here for the Webinar registration page!

Course Description

This 6 hour continuing education and Master Certification Program delivered at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 645 W. North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 is a one-day seminar intended to deliver the most advanced and thorough training for funeral director and embalming “Masters”. To achieve excellence as a Master Funeral Director and/or Master Embalmer, death care professionals must be intentionally invested in their role as a teacher and mentor and must desire to develop a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of required legal, ethical, and regulatory components, interpersonal communication skills, understanding of the apprentice’s expanded educational concepts and a desire to help mold the candidates slated to carry on existing and new traditions as the future of the death care profession.

Qualified candidates for Ohio Funeral Director and/or Embalmer “Master”, he/she must hold an active Ohio funeral director or embalmer license for a period of no less than five years and be in good standing with the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The candidate must complete a one-day, six-hour face-to-face board approved training course. Master certification is valid for five years from date of training.

Training is delivered by Ohio Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Ohio laws, rules and regulations experts, and college educators specializing in death care and funeral service.

 

Poul Lemasters

Poul Lemasters Esq., Principal, Lemasters Consulting

Poul uses his unique background in both death care and law to provide resources and counsel to other death care professionals. He gets calls for assistance in risk management, daily operational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valuations, and regulatory matters. Basically, all the exciting issues our profession has to offer. Poul advises several funeral homes, crematory, cemetery, and trade associations across the United States. He is also the publisher of Parliament magazine. 

Conference

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 current with death care news and best practices. Continuing education licensing requirements vary by state.

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

  • We are proud to offer live virtual webinar for most of our In-person program offerings
  • We are continuing to plan the launch of ProfessionalCE, our online continuing education portal
  • We offer approved professional certification programs in crematory operations and Ohio Master Training
  • We also offer board approved continuing education for Counselors, Social Workers, and Therapists

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 at coned@ccms.edu for more information. 

 

Ohio Master Training

Program Delivery

In-Person/Seated/Open to Public

Presenters

 Jack E.Lechner,Jr., CFSP, CT, President & CEO CCMS

 Poul Lemasters, Esq., Principal Lemasters Consulting

Beth Williams, LFD/LE, Instituitional Effectiveness CCMS

Wanda M. Lee. CFSP, MDI, LFD/LE, Faculty/Clinical Director CCMS

LaToya Henderson, CFSP, LFD/LE,OSHA Trainer, Faculty CCMS

 Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Staff

Program Length 

6 Hours

Categories

Master Certification Training OAC 4717-01-1 (all mandated training topics). In Person, face to face (6 hours of 6 required under OAC 4717-9-1(G) Ethics (1 hour of required, 1 hour under OAC 4717-9-1(G)(1), Laws and rules (2 hours of required 2 hours under OAC 4717-9-1(G)(3)

First Offering

06/29/2021

Overview

This 6 hour continuing education and Master Certification Program delivered at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 645 W. North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 is a one-day seminar intended to deliver the most advanced and thorough training for funeral director and embalming "Masters". To achieve excellence as a Master Funeral Director and/or Master Embalmer, death care professionals must be intentionally invested in their role as a teacher and mentor and must desire to develop a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of required legal, ethical, and regulatory components, interpersonal communication skills, understanding of the apprentice's expanded educational concepts and a desire to help mold the candidates slated to carry on existing and new traditions as the future of the death care profession.

Qualified candidates for Ohio Funeral Director and/or Embalmer "Master", they must hold an active Ohio Funeral director or embalmer license for a period of no less than five years and be in good standing with the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The candidate must complete a one-day, six-hour face-to-face board approved training course. Master certification is valid for five years from date of training.

Training is delivered by Ohio Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Ohio laws, rules and regulation experts, and college educators specializing in death care and funeral service.

 

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Larry Stuart

Larry Stuart, Jr., Founder, Cremation Strategies and Consulting

Larry Stuart, Jr. is the Founder of Cremation Strategies and Consulting, and the former President of Crematory Manufacturing & Service, Inc., a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced cremation equipment. Cremation Strategies and Consulting provides expert leadership, planning, organization, training, education, process improvement and strategic planning for the cremation profession. Throughout his experience Larry has seen firsthand the negative impact that poor crematory maintenance and improper operating procedures can bring about. Larry has written articles, developed cremation curriculum, and trained and certified thousands of cremation professionals across North America.

Larry

Larry Stuart, Jr., Founder, Cremation Strategies and Consulting

Larry Stuart, Jr. is the Founder of Cremation Strategies and Consulting, and the former President of Crematory Manufacturing & Service, Inc., a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced cremation equipment. Cremation Strategies and Consulting provides expert leadership, planning, organization, training, education, process improvement and strategic planning for the cremation profession. Throughout his experience Larry has seen firsthand the negative impact that poor crematory maintenance and improper operating procedures can bring about. Larry has written articles, developed cremation curriculum, and trained and certified thousands of cremation professionals across North America.

 

Ohio Master Training (Webinar)

Program Delivery

Live Interactive Webinar (Zoom Platform)/Open to Public

Presenters

Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CFSP, CT, President & CEO CCMS

Poul Lemasters, Esq., Principal Lemasters Consulting

Beth Williams, LFD/LE, Institutional Effectiveness CCMS

Wanda M. Lee, CFSP, MDI, LFD/LE, Faculty/Clinical Director CCMS

LaToya Henderson, CFSP, LFD/LE, OSHA Trainer, Faculty CCMS

Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Staff

Program Length

6 Hours

First Offering

06/29/2021

Overview

This 6 hour continuing education and Master Certification Program delivered at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 645 W. North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 is a one-day seminar intended to deliver the most advanced and thorough training for funeral director and embalming "Masters". To achieve excellence as a Master Funeral Director and/or Master Embalmer, death care professionals must be intentionally invested in their role as a teacher and mentor and must desire to develop a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of required legal, ethical, and regulatory components, interpersonal communication skills, understanding of the apprentice's expanded educational concepts and a desire to help mold the candidates slated to carry on existing and new traditions as the future of the death care profession.

Qualified candidates for Ohio Funeral Director and/or Embalmer "Master", they must hold an active Ohio funeral director or embalmer license for a period of no less than five years and be in good standing with the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The candidate must complete a one-day, six-hour face-to-face (or live interactive webinar in accordance with Ohio's amended pandemic hardship rule) board approved training course. Master certification is valid for five years from date of training.

Training is delivered by Ohio Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers,Ohio laws, rules and regulation experts, and college educators specializing in death care and funeral service.

Webinar is delivered live telecast via Zoom platform. Link and instruction document will be provided to registrant's email after registering.

 

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Courses

Ohio Crematory Law (2hrs)

Ohio Crematory Law is intended to provide licensed funeral directors, embalmers, and crematory operators an overview of recent changes and proposed changes to Ohio Laws and Rules for death care practitioners and businesses. Registrants will be provided resources to navigating the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors website to keep them current with Laws and Rules which directly impact them as a practitioner, as well as their business and employer.

Preneed (2hrs)

Preneed will assist funeral homes with preneed reporting requirements, navigating the ARPPS reporting system, and Preneed Recovery Fund. The presentation includes an overview of Ohio Administrative Rules specific to ARPPS and will provide registrants with resources and video walkthroughs/tutorials published by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Ethics (1hr)

The Ethics course will challenge registrants to understand the differences between ethics, morals, and laws. We will engage in discussion and provide resources on Model Ethics Policies in the workplace, the Ohio Ethics Commission, and the Order of the Golden Rule Ethics Model. The objective is to engage registrants in dialogue about ethical dilemmas they have experienced, or could experience, that may result in liability.

Courses

Ohio Crematory Law (2hrs)

Ohio Crematory Law is intended to provide licensed funeral directors, embalmers, and crematory operators an overview of recent changes and proposed changes to Ohio Laws and Rules for death care practitioners and businesses. Registrants will be provided resources to navigating the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors website to keep them current with Laws and Rules which directly impact them as a practitioner, as well as their business and employer.

Preneed (2hrs)

Preneed will assist funeral homes with preneed reporting requirements, navigating the AARPS reporting system, and Preneed Recovery Fund. The presentation includes an overview of Ohio Administrative Rules specific to ARPPS and will provide registrants with resources and video walkthroughs/tutorials published by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Ethics (1hr)

The Ethics course will challenge registrants to understand the differences between ethics, morals, and laws. We will engage in discussion and provide resources on Model Ethics Policies in the workplace, the Ohio Ethics Commission, and the Order of the Golden Rule Ethics Model. The objective is to engage registrants in dialogue about ethical dilemmas they have experienced, or could experience, that may result in liability.

Jack Lechner

Presenter

Jack E. Lechner, Jr.President & CEOCincinnati College or Mortuary Science

Todd Van Beck

Presenter


Todd Van Beck, Director of Professional Education, CCMS

Todd Van beck

Presenter


Todd Van Beck, Director of Professional Education, CCMS

Course Description

This 6 hour continuing education and Master Certification Program delivered at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 645 W. North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 is a one-day seminar intended to deliver the most advanced and thorough training for funeral director and embalming “Masters”. To achieve excellence as a Master Funeral Director and/or Master Embalmer, death care professionals must be intentionally invested in their role as a teacher and mentor and must desire to develop a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of required legal, ethical, and regulatory components, interpersonal communication skills, understanding of the apprentice’s expanded educational concepts and a desire to help mold the candidates slated to carry on existing and new traditions as the future of the death care profession.

Qualified candidates for Ohio Funeral Director and/or Embalmer “Master”, he/she must hold an active Ohio funeral director or embalmer license for a period of no less than five years and be in good standing with the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The candidate must complete a one-day, six-hour face-to-face board approved training course. Master certification is valid for five years from date of training.

Training is delivered by Ohio Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Ohio laws, rules and regulations experts, and college educators specializing in death care and funeral service.

 

Description

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The death of a family member, be it from age. illness, trauma or violence can shatter the security of the family. The death of a family member may challenge one’s life’s purpose. When you see a family member hurting or angry, you may not know how to help the ones you love when you’re also grieving. Grief within the family system includes children, grandparents, parents, partners, siblings, spouses, and other extended family members. It may feel as if your grief is discounted or minimized in our quick fix society. Surviving may be acceptable to some but learning to work through grief should be the goal in order to rebuild your family system. Grief does change you and you have the option of staying in the grief experience or allowing yourself to be transformed by the experience.

This conference will address issues related to the impact of grief on the family system and to acknowledged the grief experiences of those you love and serve. Learning to move beyond surviving grief to working through the grief journey will be discussed. Counseling strategies and the role of support groups, both peer and professional led, as part of the transformational experience of grief will be shared.

The Annual Conference on Grief and Loss is the result of the collaborative efforts of several bereavement professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our goal is to offer a one day program featuring a nationally recognized speaker to local bereavement providers in an affordable venue. 

 

 

 

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The death of a family member, be it from age. illness, trauma or violence can shatter the security of the family. The death of a family member may challenge one’s life’s purpose. When you see a family member hurting or angry, you may not know how to help the ones you love when you’re also grieving. Grief within the family system includes children, grandparents, parents, partners, siblings, spouses, and other extended family members. It may feel as if your grief is discounted or minimized in our quick fix society. Surviving may be acceptable to some but learning to work through grief should be the goal in order to rebuild your family system. Grief does change you and you have the option of staying in the grief experience or allowing yourself to be transformed by the experience.

This conference will address issues related to the impact of grief on the family system and to acknowledged the grief experiences of those you love and serve. Learning to move beyond surviving grief to working through the grief journey will be discussed. Counseling strategies and the role of support groups, both peer and professional led, as part of the transformational experience of grief will be shared.

The Annual Conference on Grief and Loss is the result of the collaborative efforts of several bereavement professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our goal is to offer a one day program featuring a nationally recognized speaker to local bereavement providers in an affordable venue. 

 

 

 

Overview

By popular demand CCMS will be providing a Master Certification training. This six-hour continuing education is delivered in a one-day session and intended to provide the most advanced and thorough training for funeral director and embalming “Masters”. To achieve excellence as a Master Funeral Director and/or Master Embalmer, death care professionals must be intentionally invested in their role as a teacher and mentor and must desire to develop a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of required legal, ethical, and regulatory components, interpersonal communication skills, understanding of the apprentice’s expanded educational concepts and a desire to help mold the candidates slated to carry on existing and new traditions as the future of the death care profession.

Qualified candidates for Ohio Funeral Director and/or Embalmer “Master”, he/she must hold an active Ohio funeral director or embalmer license for a period of no less than five years and be in good standing with the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The candidate must complete a one-day, six-hour board approved training course. Master training and certifications expires five years from the date of the last Certification issuance.

Overview

By popular demand CCMS will be providing a Master Certification training. This six-hour continuing education is delivered in a one-day session and intended to provide the most advanced and thorough training for funeral director and embalming “Masters”. To achieve excellence as a Master Funeral Director and/or Master Embalmer, death care professionals must be intentionally invested in their role as a teacher and mentor and must desire to develop a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of required legal, ethical, and regulatory components, interpersonal communication skills, understanding of the apprentice’s expanded educational concepts and a desire to help mold the candidates slated to carry on existing and new traditions as the future of the death care profession.

Qualified candidates for Ohio Funeral Director and/or Embalmer “Master”, he/she must hold an active Ohio funeral director or embalmer license for a period of no less than five years and be in good standing with the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The candidate must complete a one-day, six-hour board approved training course. Master training and certifications expires five years from the date of the last Certification issuance.

Jack Lechner

Presenter

Jack E. Lechner, Jr.President & CEOCincinnati College or Mortuary Science

Date:

12/14/2022

Time:

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Program Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

645 West North Bend Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45244     

Categories:                    

Master Certification Training OAC 4717-01-1 (all mandated training topics)

Ethics (1 hour of required 1 hour under OAC 4717-9-1(G)(1)

Laws and rules (2 hours of required 2 hours under OAC 4717-9-1(G)(3)

CEUs: 6

*Important: Live Webinar does NOT count toward In-Person hours. For In-Person hours please register for the In-Person program on the Seated Courses page.

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2021

October 27th, 2021

Program: 12th Annual Conference on Grief and Loss (Tashel Bordere)

CEU: 5 hours Ohio approved CEUs


September 29th, 2021

Program: ICCFA Crematory Operating Certification Program

CEU: 7 hours Ohio approved CEUs


August 31st, 2021

Program: The State of Death Care Education

CEU: 2 hours Ohio approved CEUs


June 29th, 2021

Program: Ohio Master's Training Certification

CEU: 6 hours Ohio approved CEUs


May 25, 2021

Program: Top Golf and CEUs

CEU: 2 hours Ohio approved CEUs

 


March 24th, 2021

Program: Ohio Master's Training Certification

CEU: 6 hours Ohio approved CEUs

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Presenter


Todd Van Beck, Director of Professional Education, CCMS

Sponsors

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Sponsors

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Presenter(s)

TBA

jlechner

Presenter

Jack E. Lechner, Jr.
President & CEO
Cincinnati College or Mortuary Science

jlechner

Presenter

Jack E. Lechner, Jr.
President & CEO
Cincinnati College or Mortuary Science

Date:

12/14/2022

Time:

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Program Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

645 West North Bend Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45244     

Categories:                    

Master Certification Training OAC 4717-01-1 (all mandated training topics)

Ethics (1 hour of required 1 hour under OAC 4717-9-1(G)(1)

Laws and rules (2 hours of required 2 hours under OAC 4717-9-1(G)(3)

CEUs: 6

Click here to register for the in-person session

 

You will earn 6 CEU (2 Mandatory Law Hours and 1Mandatory Ethics Hour) and be certified to become the master for an apprentice (as long as you have been licensed for 5 years minimum).

Date:

May 3, 2022 10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 
645 W. North Bend Rd. 
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Presented via Zoom: Please ensure you have zoom downloaded before entering the webinar. 

Webinar Cost: $125

Presenters:

Jack E. Lechner Jr.CFSP, CT, President & CEO CCMS
Poul Lemasters, Esq., Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Attorney & National Keynote Speaker          Beth Williams, LFD/LE, Institutional Effectiveness CCMS
Wanda M. LeeCFSP, MDI, LFD/LE, Registrar CCMS 
Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Staff

See attached for program details and presenter bios.

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This program will also be available in person. Click here to register for in person!

Speaker

 

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Vice-President for Grief Programs for the Hospice Foundation of America. He is one of the authors of the text, Dying & Death: Life & Living.

A prolific author, some of Dr. Doka’s books include: When We Die: Extraordinary Experiences at Life’s End; Living with Grief since COVID -19; Intimacy and Sexuality during Illness and Loss; Aging America: Coping with loss, dying, and death in later life; The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia; Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss; Facing Illness and Death; Ethics and End-of-Life Care; Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief; Grieving beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Woman Mourn; Cancer and End-of-Life Care; Diversity and End-ofLife Care; Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents; Living with Grief: Before and After Death; Death, Dying and Bereavement: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare (a 4 Volume edited work); Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice; Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy; Men Don’t Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief; Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life; Disenfranchised Grief: Children Mourning, Mourning Children; Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged; Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve; Living with Grief: At Work, School and Worship; Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss; Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses; Aging and Developmental Disabilities; and Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice.

In addition to these books, he has published over 100 articles and book chapters. Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement. He has an ongoing blog for Psychology Today entitled Good Mourning.

 

 

 

Speaker

 

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Vice-President for Grief Programs for the Hospice Foundation of America. He is one of the authors of the text, Dying & Death: Life & Living.

A prolific author, some of Dr. Doka’s books include: When We Die: Extraordinary Experiences at Life’s End; Living with Grief since COVID -19; Intimacy and Sexuality during Illness and Loss; Aging America: Coping with loss, dying, and death in later life; The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia; Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss; Facing Illness and Death; Ethics and End-of-Life Care; Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief; Grieving beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Woman Mourn; Cancer and End-of-Life Care; Diversity and End-ofLife Care; Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents; Living with Grief: Before and After Death; Death, Dying and Bereavement: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare (a 4 Volume edited work); Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice; Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy; Men Don’t Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief; Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life; Disenfranchised Grief: Children Mourning, Mourning Children; Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged; Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve; Living with Grief: At Work, School and Worship; Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss; Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses; Aging and Developmental Disabilities; and Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice.

In addition to these books, he has published over 100 articles and book chapters. Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement. He has an ongoing blog for Psychology Today entitled Good Mourning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will earn 6 CEU (2 Mandatory Law Hours and 1Mandatory Ethics Hour) and be certified to become the master for an apprentice (as long as you have been licensed for 5 years minimum).

Date:

May 3, 2022 10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Location:

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 
645 W. North Bend Rd. 
Cincinnati, OH 45224

In-person Cost: $135 (limited to 40 attendees)

Presenters:

Jack E. Lechner Jr., CFSP, CT, President & CEO CCMS
Poul Lemasters, Esq., Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Attorney & National Keynote Speaker          Beth Williams, LFD/LE, Instituional Effectiveness CCMS 
Wanda M. Lee, CFSP, MDI, LFD/LE, Registrar CCMS 
Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Staff

See attached for program details and presenter bios.

Register Here!

This program will also be available via live webinar. Click here to register for the webinar!

 

2020

August 12, 2020

Program: Ohio Master Certification - Embalmer & Funeral Director

CEU: 6 hours Ohio approved CEUs


September 30, 2020

Program: ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification Program

CEU: 7 hours Ohio approved CEUs (includes OH 2 hour Laws) 


October 21, 2020

Program: Ohio Mandatory 5 Preneed, Ethics, Laws 

CEU: Up to 5 CEU’s (SEATED or WEBINAR) based on course selection from Ohio’s mandatory topic areas.


November 11, 2020

Program: Ohio Mandatory 5 Preneed, Ethics, Laws 

CEU: Up to 5 CEU’s (SEATED or WEBINAR) based on course selection from Ohio’s mandatory topic areas.


December 9, 2020

Program: Ohio Mandatory 5 Preneed, Ethics, Laws

CEU: Up to 5 CEU’s (SEATED or WEBINAR) based on course selection from Ohio’s mandatory topic areas.

Presenters

Continuing Education Approvals

Counselors and Social Workers: 5.5 clock hours for those who attend the entire program and complete the program evaluation. This program is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Provider #RCS071902.

Funeral Directors: 5 CE’s approved by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner: 5 contact hours approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education Approvals

Counselors and Social Workers: 5.5 clock hours for those who attend the entire program and complete the program evaluation. This program is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Provider #RCS071902.

Funeral Directors: 5 CE’s approved by the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner: 5 contact hours approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenters

2019 

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.

Jack E. Lechner, Jr., M.S., CFSP Certified in Thanatology

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science President & CEO

Mr. Jack E. Lechner, Jr. was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in January of 2016. He is a retired U. S. Army Colonel with 29+ years of active duty service. He served at Arlington National Cemetery for five years as Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Dessert Storm.

Mr. Lechner holds a Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and Master of Science degrees from Florida Tech and the National Defense University. Jack is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), licensed funeral director/embalmer in Ohio and Virginia, Certified Crematory Operator and a Crematory Operator Permit holder in Ohio. Mr. Lechner is Certified in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and a Certified Funeral Celebrant.

His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals and various other awards. He is authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Rigger Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

Jack E. Lechner, Jr., M.S., CFSP Certified in Thanatology

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science President & CEO

Mr. Jack E. Lechner, Jr. was appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in January of 2016. He is a retired U. S. Army Colonel with 29+ years of active duty service. He served at Arlington National Cemetery for five years as Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Dessert Storm.

Mr. Lechner holds a Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and Master of Science degrees from Florida Tech and the National Defense University. Jack is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), licensed funeral director/embalmer in Ohio and Virginia, Certified Crematory Operator and a Crematory Operator Permit holder in Ohio. Mr. Lechner is Certified in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and a Certified Funeral Celebrant.

His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals and various other awards. He is authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Rigger Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

 

2018 

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

Wanda Mullins Lee, CFSP, M.S.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, COCP, Certified Funeral Celebrant/Trainer, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Registrar/ Faculty

 

Wanda (Mullins) Lee is an Indiana and Ohio licensed funeral director and embalmer, a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), a Certified Funeral Celebrant, a Certified Funeral Celebrant Trainer, and a Certified Indiana Medicolegal Death Investigator (MDI). She is a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, the Greater Cincinnati Funeral Service Association, the Ohio Embalmers Association, the Indiana State Coroner’s Association, and the Funeral Ethics Association. Wanda is authorized to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky under the guidelines of the courtesy card Act (KRS 316.14).

Wanda is a 1996 graduate of CCMS where she earned her Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Indiana University and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from Walden University. Wanda has been a faculty member with CCMS for over a decade, teaching a variety of professionally and regionally accredited curricula in mortuary science and social science. Wanda serves as the CCMS Clinical Lab Director as Coroner in Franklin County Indiana. She serves on the Board for Franklin County Emergency Management Services (EMS) and is a member of the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency’s (EMA) Chief’s Association. She also serves on Indiana’s Region 12 Child Fatality Review Team aimed at identifying areas of risk and reducing child deaths.

Wanda Mullins Lee, CFSP, M.S.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, COCP, Certified Funeral Celebrant/Trainer, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Registrar/ Faculty

Wanda (Mullins) Lee is an Indiana and Ohio licensed funeral director and embalmer, a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), a Certified Funeral Celebrant, a Certified Funeral Celebrant Trainer, and a Certified Indiana Medicolegal Death Investigator (MDI). She is a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, the Greater Cincinnati Funeral Service Association, the Ohio Embalmers Association, the Indiana State Coroner’s Association, and the Funeral Ethics Association. Wanda is authorized to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky under the guidelines of the courtesy card Act (KRS 316.14).

Wanda is a 1996 graduate of CCMS where she earned her Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Indiana University and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from Walden University. Wanda has been a faculty member with CCMS for over a decade, teaching a variety of professionally and regionally accredited curricula in mortuary science and social science. Wanda serves as the CCMS Clinical Lab Director as Coroner in Franklin County Indiana. She serves on the Board for Franklin County Emergency Management Services (EMS) and is a member of the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency’s (EMA) Chief’s Association. She also serves on Indiana’s Region 12 Child Fatality Review Team aimed at identifying areas of risk and reducing child deaths.

 

2017 

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

Poul Lemasters, Esq.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer Attorney & National Keynote Speaker Principal, Lemasters Consulting, LLC

Poul began his career in death care (funeral homes, cemeteries, cremation) more than 20 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer. He quickly recognized that the growing risk and liability in death care along with the lack of support and resources for those in this profession made for a deadly combination. So, he decided to go to law school—and he passed! Poul used his unique background in both death care and law to provide resources to the vast death care profession for years.

Today, Poul uses his multi-dimensional background as a platform to speak to ALL businesses. His unique background allows him to speak on a variety of topics that affect everyone; add in the death care and legal backdrop and you are in store for some unforgettable stories and experiences that will not soon be forgotten!

Poul Lemasters, Esq.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer Attorney & National Keynote Speaker Principal, Lemasters Consulting, LLC

Poul began his career in death care (funeral homes, cemeteries, cremation) more than 20 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer. He quickly recognized that the growing risk and liability in death care along with the lack of support and resources for those in this profession made for a deadly combination. So, he decided to go to law school—and he passed! Poul used his unique background in both death care and law to provide resources to the vast death care profession for years.

Today, Poul uses his multi-dimensional background as a platform to speak to ALL businesses. His unique background allows him to speak on a variety of topics that affect everyone; add in the death care and legal backdrop and you are in store for some unforgettable stories and experiences that will not soon be forgotten!

Beth Williams, B.M.S.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Master LFD/EMB, COCP, Certified Funeral Celebrant                          Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Director of Institutional Effectiveness 

Beth began her career in death care in 1998 after earning the Bachelor of Mortuary Science from CCMS. She is currently working to complete the Masters of Science in Thanatology with Marian University. She has been an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer for over twenty years, is a Certified Master Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and Certified Funeral Celebrant. She serves as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Continuing Education, and liaison to the college’s Board of Trustees to ensure strategic development, assessment, and continuity of the college's mission and leadership objectives.

Beth has worked with death care professionals as the Director of Continuing Education, as well as providing mentorship and support for graduates and registered apprentices. Beth developed the college’s Apprentice Seminar program at the college to ensure registered apprentices had access to affordable, specialized Ohio Task List content based apprentice seminars required throughout their apprenticeships. She has also implemented the Apprentice Registration course in collaboration with the needs and input of the OBEFD for each graduating student to help streamline the process and establish efficient and effective communication between apprentices and the licensing board.

Beth Williams, B.M.S.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Master LFD/EMB, COCP, Certified Funeral Celebrant                          Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Director of Institutional Effectiveness 

Beth began her career in death care in 1998 after earning the Bachelor of Mortuary Science from CCMS. She is currently working to complete the Masters of Science in Thanatology with Marian University. She has been an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer for over twenty years, is a Certified Master Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and Certified Funeral Celebrant. She serves as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Continuing Education, and liaison to the college’s Board of Trustees to ensure strategic development, assessment, and continuity of the college's mission and leadership objectives.

Beth has worked with death care professionals as the Director of Continuing Education, as well as providing mentorship and support for graduates and registered apprentices. Beth developed the college’s Apprentice Seminar program at the college to ensure registered apprentices had access to affordable, specialized Ohio Task List content based apprentice seminars required throughout their apprenticeships. She has also implemented the Apprentice Registration course in collaboration with the needs and input of the OBEFD for each graduating student to help streamline the process and establish efficient and effective communication between apprentices and the licensing board.