Nov 162018

April 10-12, 2019
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Celebrant training is an intensive 3-day certification, training people how to provide unique and personalized funerals for families, specializing in those families who do not wish to have a traditional or religious based funeral. Firms who offer Celebrants have seen an exponential growth in families interested in having services as well as increased revenue, and satisfied, happy families and attendees.

Fairfax Country Club 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
& Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032

VFDA Members: $700
Non-Members: $950
Students: $700 (limited to 5 students)

The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice: 17 hrs. of attendance
State Funeral Service Board approval: Approved hours vary by state

Wed, April 10, 2019 1:00-6:00 P.M. at Fairfax Country Club (dinner provided)
Thu, April 11, 2019 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home (continental breakfast and lunch provided)
Fri, April 12, 2019 8:00 A.M.-Noon at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home (continental breakfast provided)

Best Western Fairfax
3535 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703.591.5500
Distance: 3.5 miles

Hampton Inn
10860 Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22030-4318
Phone: 703.385.2600
Distance: 4 miles

Hilton Garden Inn
3950 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703.385.7774
Distance: 6 miles

The dress is casual. This is an active, participant-driven training. We want you to be comfortable and ready to be a part. We will provide a notebook and other materials. If you have a laptop computer, it is recommended (but not required) that you bring it for the funeral presentation work. We will have a printer available.

Questions about this training, contact the VFDA office, (804) 264-0505 or
Questions about Celebrants in general, contact Glenda Stransbury at In-Sight Books:, (405) 810-9501 or (800) 658-9262

 November 16, 2018