Seminar Policies and Procedures

Seminars are designed for educational purposes only. Solicitation is strictly prohibited. The opinions expressed by the speaker(s) are not necessarily those of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NJSFDA), its affiliated entities or Thanexus, Inc.


All seminars are accredited through the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation (NJFSEC). Seminars are evaluated by its Board of Trustees to ensure quality and relevance to funeral service. Seminars are submitted for accreditation to the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, the New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science and other appropriate state licensing authorities.

Preregistration Discount Deadline

Preregistration discounts are honored up to three business days prior to the seminar unless specified otherwise on the promotional materials.

Early Check-In

Attendees are to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the published seminar start time to allow sufficient time for check-in and badge pickup at the registration desk. Photo ID required.


Registration confirmations will be emailed to all who preregistered. Those who do not receive confirmation at least one business day prior to the seminar should contact the NJSFDA office at 800.734.3712.

Continuing Education Verification

All attendees receive a barcoded badge at check-in. The badge must be worn at all times. It will be scanned at the beginning and end of the session, and any time attendees exit or enter the session room.

The NJFSEC will not grant CEUs to attendees who miss more than 10 minutes of instructional time during a one-hour seminar or who miss more than 15 minutes of total instructional time during a two-hour seminar. No exceptions.

A continuing education certificate will be issued following the seminar as follows:

Funeral Directors Convention and Expo

Certificates will be issued 30 days following the Convention close.

NJ Mandatory CEUs

Certificates will be issued two weeks following the seminar.

Certified Celebrant Training

Credit verification certificates will be issued 30 days following the conclusion of the training.


NJ Mandatory

Requests for refunds will be honored by the NJFSEC up to five business days following the seminar. A $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from all refunds. If the event is spread over multiple days, the five days will be counted following the final day of the event.

2019 Summer CE Series

Requests for refunds will be honored by the NJFSEC until the published registration deadline. Cancellations after the deadline will forfeit registration fees.

Funeral Directors Convention and Expo

Requests for refunds will be honored by the NJSFDA until the date published in the marketing materials. A $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from all refunds. Special event ticket sales are nonrefundable.

Thanexus Sponsored Seminar

Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the seminar will be charged a $25 cancellation fee against the worksite's stockholder equity account.

Certified Celebrant Training

Payment for celebrant training is nonrefundable. If the original registrant is unable to attend, payment may be transferred to another attendee for that year's training.

Photography Release and Disclosure

All photography, video and audio recordings captured by the NJSFDA or any of its affilated entities are the property of the NJSFDA. The NJSFDA reserves the right to use and distribute such images and recordings at their sole discretion. Participation by the attendee, guest or representative constitutes permission for the NJSFDA to capture and use such images and electronic recordings.