New York State Funeral Directors Association


October 26-28, 2021
8 CEUs Available (NYS)

NYSFDA is hosting a multi-state Certified Celebrant Training at the NYSFDA headquarters building in Albany. Our instructors will be from the In-Sight Institute.

This training is specifically designed for anyone interested in understanding the process of the funeral service and in learning how to personalize and design meaningful funerals or tributes. A successful celebrant is one who enjoys working with people, has writing and public speaking ability, as well as listening and consulting skills. Our seminars have attracted a wide-variety of participants including: funeral directors; preneed and aftercare specialists; hospice professionals; clergy; chaplains; business people; and students.

Registration is open

CFDA, MDFA, NJFDA & PFDA Members - call NYSFDA at 800.291.2629 to register.

What is the Training?
The curriculum to be covered: articulating the value of the funeral; listening skills; family meetings; service planning; music and readings resources; eulogy writing; closing ceremonies; master of ceremonies; presentation skills; and developing the celebrant concept in the community.

Training Schedule

  • Day 1: 3:00 – 9:00pm | Dinner provided.
  • Day 2: 8:00am – 5:00pm | Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Dinner on your own. Expect homework.
  • Day 3: 8:00am – 12:00pm | Continental breakfast provided.


  • NYSFDA, CFDA, MDFA, NJFDA & PFDA Members/Students - $750 
  • Non-members - $900

Cancellation Policy 
If you need to cancel your paid registration by:
September 28th - 100% refund
October 5th - 75% refund
October 12th - 50% refund
*After October 13th, no refund will be given.

Suggested Hotels
Hilton Garden Inn - 518.464.6666
Hotel Indigo - 518.869.9100
The Desmond - 518.869.8100
Hampton Inn - 518.438.2822

For more information, contact Kelly Deitz at or 518.452.8230.

This training has been approved by the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Funeral Directing for 8 CEUs. Out-of-state participants should check with respective associations for CEU information.

Registration is open

CFDA, MDFA, NJFDA & PFDA Members - call NYSFDA at 800.291.2629 to register.

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New York State 
Tribute Foundation

1 South Family Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8230
Fax: 518.452.8667