1. CE certificates from the 2017 Trade Show on November 8 were put in the mail on December 8.  If you have any questions about your CE certificates, please contact Elizabeth Goins at or 630-980-4010.

2.  Join FDSA at The Great Escape on the third Wednesday of the month for 2 hours of CE from January to May.  CE will take place from 2-4 PM, followed by a cocktail hour from 4-5 PM.

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3. New policy regarding ordering death certificates from the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

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4.  The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office is now requiring e-mail addresses for all funeral homes with a fax cremation account.

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5.  The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office will require a completed Certificate of Death Worksheet when removing a deceased from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office beginning October 3rd.

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6. Visit the FDSA Facebook page here.

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7. Please contact FDSA Executive Director Catherine Kasper for matters that impact your funeral service

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2018 Monthly CE Seminars

Join us at our monthly CE series at The Great Escape at 9540 W Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176 on the third Wednesday of every month.  The CE will take place from 2-4 PM with a cocktail hour from 4-5 PM.

May 16, 2018

"Burial Container Basics"(1 FD CE) "Better Communication with Families" (1 FD CE) with Mike Beenblossom

Mr. Beenblossom has been in the funeral profession for 12 years. In these presentations he hopes to better educate funeral directors on burial vault options and how families are communicating differently than before. The outer burial container is an often overlooked revenue stream that funeral homes can not afford to skip over.

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