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NFDA Expands Educational Offerings, Acquires

January 6, 2011

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NFDA Expands Educational Offerings, Acquires

imageThe National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has enhanced its position as the premier provider of professional education following its acquisition of LLC. NFDA formally acquired on December 22, 2010.

Founded in 2002 by John T. McQueen, CFSP, has become a highly-regarded online education resource, offering continuing education courses to help funeral professionals maintain their licensure or expand their knowledge. courses have been developed by highly-respected experts in the industry including Doug Manning, Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Dr. Vanderlyn Pine, John ?Jay? Rhodes III, Todd Van Beck, CFSP, Glenn Gould III, M.S., Daniel Isard and others. Along with NFDA?s online learning courses, which were developed by leading experts such as Scott Gilligan, Curtis Rostad, CFSP, and Vernie Fountain, CFSP, a total of 32 courses will eventually be available on, offering a comprehensive curriculum covering the most important and fundamental topics for business success in funeral service.

?I founded in 2002, and like a father, I have enjoyed watching it grow from infancy into adulthood,? said McQueen. ?As the leader in online funeral [continuing education] throughout North America, I am very excited to watch continue to grow and expand under the direction of the National Funeral Directors Association. NFDA has a long standing tradition of providing excellence to licensees in funeral service and I am confident the legacy I started almost ten years ago will continue for generations to come under their guidance and leadership.?

?Thousands of funeral professionals have come to value for its quality and convenience,? said NFDA Vice President of Professional Development Colleen Murphy Klein. ?NFDA is committed to growing the site and delivering the best business education for funeral professionals in the United States and around the world.?