Presentation on theme: "Learn. Grow. Achieve.. Why become a CFSP? It takes commitment— And the extra effort is important to your career. Bill Joyner, CFSP APFSP President."— Presentation transcript:
Learn. Grow. Achieve.
Why become a CFSP? It takes commitment— And the extra effort is important to your career. Bill Joyner, CFSP APFSP President
Why become a CFSP? CFSP is the recognized mark of excellence in funeral service and the sign that you have what it takes to improve. Kathleen M. Berry, CFSP APFSP Past President
Why become a CFSP? You are already doing what it takes to be a CFSP – You have an opportunity to receive recognition for your efforts. Robert W. Parks, CFSP APFSP Vice President
Why become a CFSP? Certification reassures the public—Because of your accomplishment, families are put to ease. Diana Duksa Kurz, CFSP APFSP Past President
Why become a CFSP? Education is key to continued success – Our families demand that we serve them with creativity and knowledge. David W. Akins, CFSP APFSP Former Board Member
About the Academy… Our Mission – The mission of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice is to promote life-long learning. Our Goal – To provide a certification program to funeral service practitioners that is: affordable attainable accessible meaningful
About the Academy Incorporated in 1976 Certified the first CFSPs in 1978 Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the membership More than 2,200 members world-wide More than 450 Lifetime members 1540 active CFSPs with more than 2100 certified in our history
Who are members of the Academy? Leaders in funeral service and their communities Employees who want to stand out among their peers Students just entering the funeral service profession Professionals interested in life-long learning and in raising the standard Funeral Directors committed to reassuring families they care about them
What is required to become a CFSP? Step 1:Join Step 2:Career Review Step 3:Tell us what you are doing Step 4:Accumulate 18 CEUs
Step 1: Join Fill out the membership application Submit application fee or a Lifetime fee You will receive a welcome email with your log in credentials so you can begin immediately Then you’ll receive a new member welcome kit with step by step instructions and everything you need to begin your journey
Before we get started… CEU Continuing Education Unit 55 minutes of activity =.1 CEU Transcript Activities are posted to the transcript Categories A – Academic B – Professional C – Career Review D – Public Education and Service
Step 1:Join Step 3:Tell us what you are doing Step 4:Accumulate 18 CEUs Step 2:Career Review What is required to become a CFSP?
Step 2: Career Review Credit for … Experience between licensure and joining the Academy including: Seminars, conventions, and articles Membership and committee work Training of others (interns and staff) Contributions to community Degree work before licensure Credits are awarded once in this category 5.4 CEUs
Step 1:Join Step 2:Complete Career Review Step 4:Accumulate 18 CEUs Step 3:Tell us what you are doing What is required to become a CFSP?
Step 3: Tell us what you are doing Online activity reporting Reporting online is easy No categorization is necessary Print reports of all activities submitted online Receive an email when the activity is posted
Step 3: Tell us what you are doing Activity reporting form—fax or mail Paper works too! Helpful list of activities Quick and easy to complete
What counts… … In Category A? Seminars over 3 hours in length College courses Published work Research Presentations at conferences Course instruction Home study Disaster recovery and family assistance 10.8 CEUs
What counts… … In Category B? Attendance at Conferences and conventions Short seminars and workshops Funeral service organization work as An officer Committee member 7.2 CEUs
What counts… … In Category D? In-service training programs Community activities and leadership Service club membership and leadership High school career days Job shadowing programs Funeral home tours Remembrance programs Hospice and clergy outreach 1.8 CEUs
Step 1:Join Step 2:Career review Step 3:Tell us what you are doing Step 4:Accumulate 18 CEUs What is required to become a CFSP?
And then… … you are a CFSP! CFSPs may use the designation on: Business letterhead Business cards Web sites and other publications 18 CEUs
And to continue to use the CFSP designation… CFSPs must annually: Pay their renewal unless they are a Lifetime member Earn 2 CEUs (20 hours) per year Excess CEUs are carried forward to the next year’s transcript 2 CEUs
Pay your renewal Report your activity Monitor your progress toward certification Review your transcript Download forms, logos, scripts and press releases Get a list of approved continuing education by Type of Course State offered in Provider Tools for you…apfsp.org
Helps consumers understand the value of working with a CFSP Shares a geographic CFSP listing Encourages consumers to consider doing business with a CFSP Promotes your achievement with consumers Info for consumers…apfsp.org
Place a CFSP Card in each families’ folder to share the importance of your achievement Tools you can use…