Registration | Certified Aftercare Specialist™

Registration | Certified Aftercare Specialist™

$950 | Choose your location below

Private training

May 29 – 30, 2020
Greenville, SC

June 26 – 27, 2020
Utica, NY

Aug 3 – 4, 2020
Seattle, WA

Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2020
Bahamas cruise

Host training and earn free registration.

Training 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

  • Bonus: Every Certified Aftercare Specialist™ also receives one year of a customized iCare web portal full of grief support resources for their families.

    Learn more about the iCare advantage »

Certification FAQ

What should I bring to class? 
• valid driver’s license or other ID card
• spiral notebook for note taking
• pen for writing

Do I need to attend all the modules to be certified? 
Yes.

Why do we need Certified Aftercare Specialists™?
Funeral homes are the first stop on the bereavement journey. Providing aftercare services is a natural extension of the funeral industry, and an important opportunity for funeral professionals to build client relationships.

Can other funeral staff become certified?
Yes. The curriculum is designed for anyone who works with funeral clients. Though the information is valuable for funeral directors, embalmers, certified celebrants, etc., the front office staff are often in a better position to implement the programs.

What do Certified Aftercare Specialists™ learn?
The innovative curriculum provides practical knowledge and a solid foundation for understanding all aspects of grief and how to create and market a variety of outreach programs to serve families and communities.  

How does a Certified Aftercare Specialist™ benefit the funeral home?
With cremation on the rise, funeral homes are looking for innovative ways to maintain client relations. As part of a funeral home, a Certified Aftercare Specialist™ will be equipped to provide critical support, and help strengthen both community and family ties for funeral homes. People will remember these outreach efforts next time they need funeral services for a loved one.

Does IGI provide marketing materials available upon certification? 
Yes. IGI offers a full menu of turnkey aftercare products through iCare Aftercare that are designed to help you build client and community relationships.

Who can I contact if I have questions after registering?

East coast: Linda Findlay
315-725-6132 | linda@internationalgriefinstitute.com

West coast: Lynda Cheldelin Fell
360-510-8590 | lynda@internationalgriefinstitute.com

Importance of certification

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.

Accreditation
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 »


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