The CPC designation has been the national standard of excellence in preplanning since 1997. This course is based on the CPC Standards Manual, which candidates receive for study in advance of the seminar. The program covers funeral preplanning principles, the FTC Funeral Rule, ethics in preplanning, funding options, contract standards, listening skills, marketing principles, customer service excellence, consultative sales, and creating meaningful funeral ceremonies.

Upcoming Certified Preplanning Consultant Seminars

Please note: It is the individual participant's responsibility before registering for any NFDA course or event to verify that it is currently approved for CE in the state/province in which the individual is licensed. Schedule subject to change.

In-person Seminar

The in-person Certified Preplanning Consultant seminar is a one-day mix of lecture and discussion to prepare candidates for the CPC certification exam. 

Choose your preferred date/location below to apply for an in-person seminar!

Correspondence Program

Prefer to study from the comfort of your own home?

Apply for the Certified Preplanning Consultant Correspondence Program, which, upon application approval, allows you to study at home and take the certification exam remotely.

Download Correspondence Application

Transportation Accommodations for Certification Seminars

Candidates are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. Contact NFDA for possible group hotel rates for some programs and for further details about specific locations.

Additional CPC dates and locations are pending.

NFDA reserves the right to cancel a program due to circumstances beyond its control. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of a program, registrants will have the option to either receive a full registration refund or transfer registration to the same program at a future date. NFDA's liability for any cancellation is limited to a refund of the registration fee and shall not extend to any other claims including, but not limited to, travel expenses, cancellation fees, lost wages, inconvenience, and other related costs.