About Functional Pricing

In these difficult economic times, more and more people are shopping around, even for funerals. Up to a few years ago, this was unheard of in the funeral profession. It was thought most people would choose a funeral home because of the previous service. This is still true for those over 65, but not so for the Baby Boomers.

Cost-conscious consumers want to make a purchase they can afford and appreciate. For these reasons and more, it’s important to understand the various price points available for funeral and burial services and be able to discuss them in a respectful and compassionate matter. Price is ultimately a factor, but it will not diminish one’s desire for a dignified funeral.

This course will review the cost of professional services, out-of-pocket expenses, cremation costs and more.

Course curriculum

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  • 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.-r

  • Professional Development

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

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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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