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  • April 25, 2022 10:10 AM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    Read about the event here!


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  • November 04, 2021 9:15 AM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    Funeral Director Examining Board Renewal

    Your Funeral Director license expires on December 14, 2021.

    The Department of Safety and Professional Services offers a fast and secure online license/credential renewal.

    You may renew your license online here:

    License Renewal Online

    If you do not know your PIN, please use the PIN Look-up link on the login page:

    Pin Look-up

    If you are unable to renew online, please email the Department of Safety and Professional Services at least 15 business days prior to the expiration date of your license/credential to request a renewal form be mailed or e-mailed to you.

    CE Requirements:

    The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requires each funeral director to complete at least 15 hours of approved continuing education during each biennial renewal period. The next biennium ends December 14, 2021.

    At least 3 hours must be in each of the following subject categories:

    1. Grief counseling or communication.
    2. Professional conduct, business ethics or legal aspects specifically related to practice in the profession.
    3. Business management concepts relating specifically to delivery of services to a consumer.
    4. Technical or practical aspects of the profession.

    MORE INFORMATION

    • No more than 7 hours may be acquired through in-service continuing education programs sponsored by a funeral establishment.
    • No more than 2 hours may be acquired for presentation of any continuing education program by a funeral director.
    • No more than 10 hours may be acquired through participation in non-contact home study programs.
  • November 04, 2021 8:51 AM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    Want to update your contact information with WFDA? Need to check your continuing education credits? This is all possible through the WFDA website. We have created this step by step guide for how to access your account and where to find the information you need. 

    WFDA Member Profile Guide 2021.pdf

  • July 22, 2021 2:07 PM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    Alkaline hydrolysis is not currently offered to Wisconsin families. However, legislation is currently being reviewed to give Wisconsin families more choice when it comes to memorializing their loved ones.

    Learn more about alkaline hydrolysis here.

  • June 16, 2021 8:46 AM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    Thank you for joining us for the 140th Annual WFDA Convention!

    We had a wonderful time gathering in person last week in La Crosse. It was so nice to see everyone's friendly faces and catch up while learning from some fantastic speakers. 

    Monday, June 7

    We kicked off the day with a Board of Directors meeting followed by an Ethics course presented by the always entertaining and lively Michael Sharkey, Esq. After gathering in the hotel bar, we packed ourselves on to school busses to head to the LaCrosse Loggers Welcome Reception, hosted by Federated Insurance. The sun was hot, the beers were cold, and the smiles were warm!


    Tuesday, June 8

    This year, we started our day of continuing education with our Keynote Speaker, Conor Cunneen, aka IrishmanSpeaks. Conor showed how everyone can have the Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior) and how the Gift of GAB can impact every environment in a positive manner. Conor was a great speaker and set the tone for a fun day. Our delicious lunch was sponsored by Brown-Wilbert. 

    The day of learning and networking continued with our General Business session, and an informative session presented by Samantha Seiber on debunking the myths on Alkaline Hydrolysis- a very timely topic in Wisconsin right now. 

    We ended the day with a beautiful Service of Remembrance honoring those members and spouses we have lost since the last time we gathered in 2019.  Funeral Home Gifts generously donated gift certificates to the families of those we lost to create a custom tribute blanket in honor of their loved ones. 

    Following the Service of Remembrance, we moved upstairs for a beautiful sunset river view during our President's reception to honor our outgoing WFDA President, Jenna M. Krenz. The reception included an open bar and tasty appetizers. All sponsored by Urns Unlimited. 

    Wednesday, June 9

    Wednesday, we enjoyed two presentations from Wally Hooker and a educational session about Business Succession and Exit Strategy by Marc Loden. During our second General Business session, we had the pleasure of honoring our members celebrating their 25 and 50 year licensee awards. We were grateful to have members present who celebrated in 2020 and 2021. We also installed our newly elected Board Officers and District Representatives. Meet your new Board on our website, here

    Thank you again to everyone who joined us last week, educated our members, sponsored out event, and donated to our PAC!

    We look forward to seeing everyone again next year,

    June 13-15, 2022 in Lake Geneva!


  • April 22, 2021 12:47 PM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    The Wisconsin DMV guide for family members of recently deceased is now available on the WFDA website. You can find it below and on our Resources Page. This simple document can be used to help DMV customers who call asking about what they should do with their loved one’s driver license, disabled placards or about changing the title. 

    Wisconsin DMV guide for family members of recently deceased

  • April 19, 2021 10:34 AM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    140th Annual WFDA Convention

    June 7-9, 2021

    La Crosse, WI


  • April 19, 2021 10:32 AM | Caroline Bowers (Administrator)

    P02699 FEMA funeral assistance.pdf

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has created a handout to help explain the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program and help prevent the public from overwhelming funeral homes and coroner/medical examiners offices.  The The Wisconsin Vital Records Office also received this information (as they hold all the death certificate info in their office) and they will be mailing a packet to the families that have a loved one that died of COVID -19 and clearly should be submitting for the reimbursement. 

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