About Funeral and Burial Options

As the funeral service industry continues to evolve, the funeral and burial options available to the public are becoming more plentiful and diverse. These options are changing for countless reasons: individuals are interested in less religious services, they are more green-conscious, and they are committed to personalizing more aspects of the service and specific rituals.

So what are these options and how have they changed? How do personalization, religion, and rituals impact funeral and burial options? What is the functional pricing of the various options? 

This course will review these topics and more, as the learner builds a thorough understanding of the types of options available, and how a funeral planner or director might guide families through making such choices. 

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, responsive 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

Explain how different pricing options might be valuable to different segments of your audience.

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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