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., its affiliated entities or Thanexus, Inc


All seminars are accredited through the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation. 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 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.

Mandatory CE Series

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.


Mandatory CE Series Webinars

If an attendee has registered for a webinar and is unable to attend, contact Membership Services at 800.734.3712 or

Mandatory CE Series In-Person Events

Cancellation requests and refunds will be honored by the NJFSEC up to five business days following the in-person event. A $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from all refunds requested after 5:00 p.m. on the preregistration deadline. Cancellations after five business days following the in-person event will forfeit registration fees.

Funeral Directors Convention and Expo

For a full listing of policies and procedures for the 2021 Funeral Directors Convention and Expo, click here.

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.

Event Attendee Conduct Policy

All attendees and registrants of all NJFSEC sponsored events are expected to abide by the NJSFDA Code of Member Conduct, which has been adopted by the NJFSEC as policy. Any violation of the Code may result in removal from the event with refund of applicable event registration fees, denial of credit(s) and any other sanctions established at the discretion of the NJFSEC.

Photography Release and Disclosure

All photography, video and audio recordings captured by the NJSFDA or any of its affiliated 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.

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