Certificate of Proficiency in Green Burial Cemetery Operation
The Program The Green Burial Council and Redesigning the Endare partnering in providing a certificate of proficiency for qualifying students of the Green Burial Masterclass online course in green burial. This 12-part course is the first of its kind in the nation and gives students a high-end technical education in cemetery management specific to green burial. Obtaining the Certificate of Proficiency in Green Burial Cemetery Operation consists of two parts – successfully completing the Green Burial Masterclass and scoring well on the GBC’s Proficiency Exam. The Course This 12-week comprehensive course will focus on the tools, techniques, and technology used in operating a natural cemetery. Students will learn about natural cemetery: organization options; property management; grave operations; site design; documentation platforms; records and data management programs; money management, including endowments; marketing; differences between laws, bylaws, regulations, policies; writing guidebooks and guidelines; communication necessities; and sales, products and services. We will also explore best practices as informed by science, the conservation community, and cemetery operator experience, plus religious and cultural needs and the ethics of environmental justice within the context of demand for more eco-friendly, affordable, and authentic disposition options
One-hour per week for 12 weeks
Optional office hours every Tuesday
Online, real-time instructor
Guest experts/video presentations
Readings and video assignments
Access to instructor between sessions
Access to broad range of resource lists and links
Two assigned assessment projects
The Proficiency Exam The GBC proficiency exam was created by the course developers and instructors, Holly Blue Hawkins and Lee Webster, and featuring more than 40 top experts in the green burial world sharing their expertise as guest lecturers. Not only will you advance your knowledge in the field, this distinction will allow you to show your community the commitment you make to the earth, even in death.
After passing the Green Burial Masterclass, simply click on Become Certified to get started on the Proficiency Exam. Here are some helpful tips before you do: Guide 2. By submitting the certificate fee ($150) and passing the assessment, you will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Green Burial Cemetery Operations. Your contribution will be used to create and promote future educational opportunities for professionals and the community. Thank you for your commitment to green burial!
Partnering with the Green Burial Council to provide certification and training courses for the next generation of death care leaders.
Green Burial Cemetery Operation Proficient Award Recipients
Andrea Burkins Bill Gupton Louisa Horne Kathleen Matuszak Emily Miller Adam Vokáč Kayla Willingham