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June 3, 2024
9:25AM - 3:00PM

OFDA Apprentice Seminar

Online Registration is Open - Seating is Limited!

OFDA Office, Columbus, Ohio

Seminar Overview:

  • Seating is limited to 60 attendees.
  • Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • Funeral Director/Embalmer CE not applicable.
  • Schedule:
    • 9:00 AM: Arrival/Sign-In
    • 9:25 AM - 3:00 PM: Seminar

How to Register:

Register Online Here!

Download the Registration Flyer!

By registering for this event, you consent that photos and videos of you at the event may be published in print, online or in online photo albums; on photo/video-sharing sites such as YouTube; on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn; and in other web-based media at the sole discretion of OFDA.

Learn from Expert Presenters in Key Topics:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs & Social Security Benefits
  • Embalming*
  • Exam Prep
  • FTC Funeral Rule
  • Grief/Aftercare*
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • OSHA*
  • Preneed Marketing/Sales*
  • Preneed Regulations
  • State Board Representation
  • Vital Statistics

* Topics satisfy Apprentice Task List Requirements

Meet Your Trainers:

  • Michael T. Smith, CFSP, OFDA Past President/Education Committee Chair, Snyder Funeral Homes – Greetings
  • David Ingram, OFDA General Counsel – Topic: FTC Funeral Rule & Preneed Regulations and Department of VA Benefits/Social Security Benefits
  • Dan Burleson, Ohio Department of Health/Office of Vital Statistics – Topic: Vital Statistics Regulations and Rules
  • Barb Garrison, Safety and Environmental Solutions – Topic: OSHA Guidelines
  • State of Ohio Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors – Topic: Laws & Rules
  • Andrew Allman, OFDA Executive Director – Topic: OFDA
  • Michael Schoedinger, CFSP, OFDA Immed. Past President/Legislative Committee Chair, Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service – Topic: Grief/Aftercare
  • Laura Dempsey, OFDA – Topic: Marketing/Preneed Sales
  • OEA Representative  – Topic: OEA/Embalming

OFDA Apprentice Study Guide:

The OFDA Study Guide aligns with current test question bank as approved by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and Pearson Vue. The Conference issued the new Ohio Laws and Rules Exam on July 1, 2019. If you choose to purchase an OFDA Apprentice Study Guide, please note that OFDA is actively reviewing and updating the guide to incorporate changes that do not affect the current test question bank. Upon completion, you will receive your preferred version once completed, expected to be available by mid-May.

Hotel Options:

The below hotel options are located with walkability to local restaurants like Rusty Bucket, Hudson 29, SOW Plated, Carsonie's, Original Pancake House, Graeter's Ice Cream Parlor, Wine Bistro, La Chantaline, Whole Foods, great shopping with the Shops on Lane and only one mile to all major freeway access. 

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 06/03/2024 09:25 AM 06/03/2024 03:00 PM false OFDA Apprentice Seminar Seminar Overview: Seating is limited to 60 attendees. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Funeral Director/Embalmer CE not applicable. Schedule: 9:00 AM: Arrival/Sign-In 9:25 AM - 3:00 PM: Seminar How to Register: Register Online Here! Download the Registration Flyer! By registering for this event, you consent that photos and videos of you at the event may be published in print, online or in online photo albums; on photo/video-sharing sites such as YouTube; on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn; and in other web-based media at the sole discretion of OFDA. Learn from Expert Presenters in Key Topics: Department of Veterans Affairs & Social Security Benefits Embalming* Exam Prep FTC Funeral Rule Grief/Aftercare* Ohio Department of Health OSHA* Preneed Marketing/Sales* Preneed Regulations State Board Representation Vital Statistics * Topics satisfy Apprentice Task List Requirements Meet Your Trainers: Michael T. Smith, CFSP, OFDA Past President/Education Committee Chair, Snyder Funeral Homes – Greetings David Ingram, OFDA General Counsel – Topic: FTC Funeral Rule & Preneed Regulations and Department of VA Benefits/Social Security Benefits Dan Burleson, Ohio Department of Health/Office of Vital Statistics – Topic: Vital Statistics Regulations and Rules Barb Garrison, Safety and Environmental Solutions – Topic: OSHA Guidelines State of Ohio Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors – Topic: Laws & Rules Andrew Allman, OFDA Executive Director – Topic: OFDA Michael Schoedinger, CFSP, OFDA Immed. Past President/Legislative Committee Chair, Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service – Topic: Grief/Aftercare Laura Dempsey, OFDA – Topic: Marketing/Preneed Sales OEA Representative  – Topic: OEA/Embalming OFDA Apprentice Study Guide: The OFDA Study Guide aligns with current test question bank as approved by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and Pearson Vue. The Conference issued the new Ohio Laws and Rules Exam on July 1, 2019. If you choose to purchase an OFDA Apprentice Study Guide, please note that OFDA is actively reviewing and updating the guide to incorporate changes that do not affect the current test question bank. Upon completion, you will receive your preferred version once completed, expected to be available by mid-May. Hotel Options: The below hotel options are located with walkability to local restaurants like Rusty Bucket, Hudson 29, SOW Plated, Carsonie's, Original Pancake House, Graeter's Ice Cream Parlor, Wine Bistro, La Chantaline, Whole Foods, great shopping with the Shops on Lane and only one mile to all major freeway access.  Homewood Suites by Hilton – Columbus/OSU (across from the Shops on Lane Avenue) TownePlace Suites by Marriott – Columbus North/OSU (across from the Shops on Lane Avenue) OFDA Office, Columbus, Ohio