About This Course

As funeral professionals, we spend our time working with families in their times of greatest need, providing not only our highly valuable knowledge-based services but our invaluable emotional and psychological support. As we spend our days immersed in our often all-consuming calling, it can be easy to lose sight of what may be happening just outside our doors as a result of hazardous emissions and waste.

What are the harmful emissions generated by cremation, a service whose popularity has eclipsed that of ‘traditional’ disposition ? How do we continue to ensure that hazardous wastes are disposed of in our facilities correctly per mandated legal requirements? What are the proper precautionary methods to be employed when using preservative chemicals? In matters of the exhumation of human remains, what are the correct procedural protocols?

This course will provide a succinct overview of these topics and more, as the licensee builds a balanced understanding of the environmental impact posed by key aspects of many services provided by funeral professionals, and how we may mitigate said impact through adherence to proper operational procedure.

Course curriculum

Course Features

  • Self-Paced Learning

    Learn at your own pace, proceeding from one topic to the next at a speed that works for you. Your course progress will be saved for when you return.

  • Online Convenience

    A fully online experience. With no required textbook and an online resource library, you can complete this course while on the go.

  • Professional Development

    Supplement your career with continuous learning, whether you're new to the funeral profession or a seasoned professional.

Pricing options

These Prices include HST

Meet Your Instructor

  • Geoff Carnell

    Instructor & Founder

    Geoff Carnell

    Geoff Carnell entered the funeral profession quite suddenly. After his father died unexpectedly in 1987, Geoff went to their family-owned funeral home to plan his father’s funeral as the new owner. He was 34 and the 6th generation in the family business. As a Professional Engineer, he was able to bring a different perspective to the funeral home profession. Since becoming the full-time president of Carnell’s Funeral Home Ltd. in 1988, he has installed a crematorium, created showrooms for caskets and cremation options, reconfigured and enlarged the on-site chapel, developed a passion for writing about the profession, and published two books: “When the Sun Sets, A guide to Funeral Planning” for a Canadian audience and “The Complete Guide to Funeral Planning, How to Arrange the Appropriate Funeral,” for the American public.

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