Local Business Professional Earns National Advance Planning Certification

Brookfield, WIThe National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has granted the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Dr. Stuart M. Snow, CFSP, CPC of Security National Life in Salt Lake City, UT. The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals, memorial services and other life tribute events in advance.

NFDA’s Certified Preplanning Consultant program, established in 1997, recognizes qualified, knowledgeable individuals who are committed to provide ethical and caring advance planning services for all families. “Those who have earned the CPC designation have achieved a unique career distinction that is highly valued by families that want to plan meaningful funerals in advance,” according to Carmella Hansen, NFDA’s director of education.

In order to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, candidates must meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standard manual. CPCs must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling specific requirements as they renew their certification every four years.

Dr. Snow has been an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director since 2008. He has managed family owned firms as well as corporately owned firms. He currently oversees the Southern Ohio Region as a Market Sales Manager for Security National Life. He is married to his wife Leigh Anne, they have four children and reside in Fairborn, Ohio.

Individuals and families who are interested in learning more about planning a meaningful service in advance can visit www.RememberingALife.com. This site serves as a guide to honoring a life well-lived, from planning a tribute to mourning a loved one. The site offers guidance on how to start the planning process, the kinds of decisions consumers will make, and the many options available to make a tribute personal and meaningful. The site highlights information on service options, details about cremation and burial, and pre-funding options. If someone has a question or would like to begin the preplanning process, they may call Stuart at 330-217-2605 as he serves several area funeral homes.

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professional’s comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, WI, and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please contact 800-228-6332 or visit www.nfda.org.

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