Certified Aftercare Specialist™

Certified Aftercare Specialist™

Strengthen your place in the market and grow your business.

Aligned with the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence, the Certified Aftercare Specialist™ is an accredited training developed exclusively for funeral professionals.

Certified Aftercare Specialist

The Certified Aftercare Specialist™ training is an innovative high-quality certification that encompasses education, grief support skills and turnkey resources.

Professionals learn the gold standard of aftercare and the skills necessary to confidently provide quality aftercare services and community outreach programs for the families they serve.

Certification: $950 | 2020 training dates and locations coming soon

For information contact
Linda Findlay at 315-725-6132.


To host a training,
submit form at bottom of page.

Certification includes:

  • Aftercare best practices
  • How to create multiple programs
  • How to market your programs
  • How to build community connections
  • Aftercare Cafe™ program

  • Program templates and materials
  • How to provide community outreach
  • How to create positive media opportunities
  • Free International Grief Institute website listing
  • 10 complimentary iCare keycards for your families

Every Certified Aftercare Specialist™ also receives one year of a customized iCare web portal for their funeral home full of grief support resources for their families. Learn more about the iCare advantage »

Importance of Certification

Certified Aftercare Specialist

The certification aligns with the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence award by helping funeral professionals to develop and execute a program or service that has a positive impact on those served.

Those who earn the CAS credential are designated as funeral service professionals dedicated to investing in family and community care. It establishes credibility and expertise in the field of bereavement skills with delivery of effective, useful and quality outreach. 



The Certified Aftercare Specialist™ is approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice for 1.05 continuing education credits and 10.5 contact hours (APFSP Category A).

Meet the Aftercare Advisory Board

Aftercare Advisory Board

The IGI Aftercare Advisory Board is composed of experienced funeral professionals who are committed to being at the forefront of the future of aftercare. The board meets quarterly to explore aftercare trends, how to establish best practices, and develop ways to put them into action that best meet the needs of the funeral industry. Learn more »