The Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals (OACFP) and the Ontario Funeral Service Association (OFSA), in consultation with Humber College and Collège Boréal, and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, have created the Bereavement Education Committee (BEC) and developed the guidelines below to evaluate programs to be considered for Continuing Education Credits (CEC) for Ontario's bereavement sector licensees.
If you are a business, association, or bereavement sector licenced operator interested in providing relevant continuing education to Ontario bereavement professionals you must be accredited by the BEC.
The BEC is made up of representatives of OFSA & OACFP.
For CEC credit, a program must fall within one of the following two categories of bereavement sector-related content and must be approved by the BEC in order to count for CEC’s towards the renewal of a personal license.
The BEC will meet quarterly to review submissions.
Applicants will be notified of the committee decisions as soon as possible following approval by the committee.
1 CEC = 1 hour of continuing education 2 CEC = 2 hours of continuing education
3 CEC = 3 hours of continuing education 4 CEC = 4 hours of continuing education
5 CEC = 5 hours of continuing education 6 CEC = 6 hours of continuing education
1 Hour of accreditable activity consists of a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction or activity and 10 minutes for Questions and Answers, reflection or group discussion.
Fee based upon number of CEC units.
Annual Fee to renew previously approved education.
This application fee if for licenced funeral professionals seeking for approval of a single course that has not been accredited. Application fees are used to cover the costs of the BEC reviewing and administering the application. The application fee is non-refundable.
Non-Refundable Administration fee for incomplete or withdrawn applications
all fees subject to applicable taxes