Continuing Education

Continuing Education and the Academy

CE Provider Approval: Organizations or educational providers who are interested in requesting pre-approval of their educational events should complete the Uniform Provider/Sponsor Continuing Education Request Approval Form. There is an annual fee of $350 charged to the provider to evaluate CEU programs which is renewed on December 1 of each year. 

APFSP CE Program Approval: The Academy approves more than 3,500 hours of continuing education programs each year. To search APFSP approved programs, please click HERE.

APFSP Approved Continuing Education Providers: Please click HERE for a list of APFSP approved Continuing Education Providers.

Please consult the following chart for state-specific approval information:

State: Accepts APFSP Approval State Specific App CE Hours/year
Alabama Board of Funeral Service Limited   4/yr
Alaska Div. of Occupational Licensing     None
Arizona State Board of FD and Embalmers Yes   12/yr
Arkansas State Board of Embalmers     6/yr
California Cemetery & Funeral Bureau     None
Colorado Funeral Directors Association Yes    
Connecticut Embalmer/FD  Licensing. Yes   6/yr
Delaware Board of Funeral Service Yes   5/yr
District of Columbia Board of Funeral Directors Yes   3/yr
Florida Dept. of Financial Services     6/yr
Georgia State Examining Boards   Yes 5/yr
Hawaii Sanitation Branch     None
Idaho Occupational Licensing Bureau   Yes 8/yr
Illinois Professional Services Section     12/yr
Indiana State Bd of Funeral & Cemetery Service     5/yr
Iowa Board of Mortuary Science     12/yr
Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts   Yes 6/yr
Kentucky Bd of Embalmers & Funeral Directors     6/yr
Louisiana State Bd of Embalmers & FD Yes Yes 4/yr
Maine Board of Funeral Service Yes Yes 6/yr
Maryland State Board of Morticians Yes Yes 6/yr
Massachusetts Bd of Embalming & FS   Yes 8/yr
Michigan Dept. of Consumer & Industry Services     None
Minnesota Department of Health Yes Yes 7.5/yr
Mississippi     None
Missouri     None
Montana     6/yr
Nebraska     6/yr
Nevada Yes   6/yr
New Hampshire     7/yr
New Jersey     5/yr
New Mexico     5/yr
New York     6/yr
North Carolina Yes   5/yr
North Dakota     None
Ohio     9/yr
(1 in person; 1 Ethics)
APFSP only
Oregon         None
Pennsylvania   (2hr child abuse)     3/yr
Rhode Island Yes (2 of 5 APFSP)   5/yr/3 OSHA
South Carolina     3/yr
South Dakota     None
Tennessee     10/yr
Texas     8/yr
Utah     10/yr
Virginia     5/yr
Washington     5/yr
West Virginia     3/cred 4 OSHA/2yr
Wisconsin     7.5/yr
Wyoming     8/yr
Alberta     4/yr
Manitoba      6/yr
Novia Scotia     6/five years
Ontario     6/yr
Saskatchewan     4/yr


Interested in becoming a APFSP CE Provider? Click below to apply. 

CE Provider Application