Local Business Professional Earns Certification
ADRIAN, MI- The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has renewed the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Sharon Rickaby, CPC, of the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, and the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield . The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, candidates must meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPC’s must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling specific requirements as they renew their certification every four years.
Sharon began working for the Anderson Funeral Home in 1992 and now is employed by the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian and the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield as a Certified Preplanning Consultant. She meets with families to help them get an intentional plan in place before their death occurs, so that their families are not left alone to wonder if this is what mom or dad would have wanted.
Sharon earned her CPC certification in 1997, the year that the program was established by the NFDA. The program 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 Colleen Murphy Klein, who manages the program.
NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 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 professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful business, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and has an office in Washington, D.C. for more information, visit www.nfda.org.