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Communicable Disease: Safeguarding the Funeral Practitioner

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Members: $ 45.00
Non-Members: $ 60.00

2 CE Hours

This online course provides funeral directors with vital information on communicable diseases and infections, some of which are deadly. The course includes information on how funeral directors can create a safer work environment, following required rules and regulations and using the resources currently available to reduce the risk of contracting a communicable disease. Guidelines for protecting themselves, the families they serve, and the public are presented and explained. 

Continuing Education Information 

This course is currently approved for 2 CE hours by APFSP and most state licensing boards.

State Exceptions

Check with your state board for approval status. 


JusticeJames H. Justice

James H. Justice, in addition to being a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 40 years in Florida, is also a qualified Mass Fatality Coordinator. Justice became interested in the funeral profession while in high school when he worked part-time for the local funeral home. In 1968, he joined Royal Bond, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, where his duties included lecturing, demonstrations, and conducting experimental work involving nonformaldehyde-based embalming chemicals in cooperation with Oral Roberts Medical School.

During his funeral service career, Justice has been active in many civic and professional associations, including the Florida Funeral Directors Association; Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, serving on their continuing education committee; National Funeral Directors Association; and, as a member and past president, the Florida Funeral Supply Sales Association. He has lectured to numerous organizations across the U.S., including Oral Roberts University, South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Florida Funeral Directors Association, Miami-Dade Junior College, St. Petersburg College, Gupton-Jones College, Order of the Golden Rule, and the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association.  

*State CE approval varies. All NFDA online courses are approved for continuing education by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and most state licensing boards. Contact your state licensing board or NFDA for specific state CE information.

The fact that NFDA presents this educational material does not denote that NFDA endorses, recommends or supports the opinions expressed by the presenter or author. The content presented is informational only. For specific legal or compliance advice contact your firm's legal counsel. NFDA does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information presented, and NFDA shall not be liable for the actions or inactions of funeral establishment owners, managers or employees in respect to the information presented in this educational product.