Welcome To The Academy

The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice was incorporated in 1975, and instituted the voluntary Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation program in 1976. The CFSP designation was - and remains - the highest voluntary professional designation one can achieve in the funeral service industry.

Our mission: The Academy is committed to life-long learning and excellence among funeral service professionals. 

The Benefits of APFSP Membership

Whether you are interested in strengthening your network or furthering your career, APFSP membership can be of great value to you! Choosing to be a part of APFSP will enhance your personal and professional development, along with providing endless networking opportunities. Here are just a few of the benefits of Academy membership...

Become a CFSP: APFSP membership is the first step in obtaining your CFSP designation. Becoming a CFSP sets you apart professionally, letting colleagues - and customers - know you are committed to lifelong learning! 

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Learn More About CFSP

Successful candidates for certification in the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice may use the designation CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) with their names on their business letterheads, business cards, and elsewhere as appropriate. Members are required to renew membership renewal and submit 2.0 CEUs or 20 hours each year to remain active and continue to use the CFSP designation. 

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