NFDA CPC for Funeralwise

The Final Expense Planning Specialist Association (FEPSA) sponsors live discounted training to obtain the Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation.

Please read this page in its entirety before submitting your application for the self-study course. To download a copy of the application, click the link at the bottom of the page.

The CPC Program is accredited by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and by the licensing boards of most states and provinces. The mission of the CPC program is to promote expertise and professionalism in advance funeral planning by recognizing those individuals who have met certain predetermined qualifications and demonstrated their knowledge of prearrangement standards through the CPC examination.

This designation will increase your credibility and help you edge out your competition with a designation that is shared by hundreds of Funeral Directors and the professional preneed sales elite.

The CPC designation:

  • Promotes advance funeral planning to the public.
  • Enhances your credibility and professionalism.
  • Ensures recognition of your arrangement expertise.
  • Adds value to your relationships with families.


The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) offers a special Funeralwise reduced rate of $395 to complete the CPC.

How to Apply:

  • Applicant completes the Self-Study Application. Be sure to use the Funeralwise-specific application in order to receive your discount.
  • Make your payment at the time of application. You must pay for the course in full by credit card when you apply.
    • Download the application.
    • Complete the form, including payment. Scan it and email it to the email address on the form. Be sure to copy when you send your application.
  • Once your payment is received, you will be sent the Certified Preplanning Consultant Standards Manual by mail.
  • Complete and submit all chapter tests to
    • Schedule your final certification exam with a proctor near you.
    • All exams will be mailed back to NFDA and graded.
    • Course MUST be completed within six months of enrollment.
  • The applicant will be notified of your exam results within 14 business days of NFDA’s receipt of final materials.

For more information on the NFDA CPC Program, visit the NFDA site: Please note that in order to take advantage of the discount, you must use the Funeralwise Application (link below).


If you have questions about the CPC application, materials, or exam, please get in touch with Sara Moss at

>>Download the CPC Self-Study Course Application