The Green Burial Council and Mid-America College of Funeral Servicecontinue to partner offering GBC310, Changing Landscapes in Green Funeral Service--a course designed to teach funeral professionals how to curate environmentally sustainable business practices. The course covers family and professionally directed home vigils, home and cemetery green burials, innovations to funeral service and disposition options, and ways that funeral professionals can adapt to meet the changing environmental and cultural expectations of the families they serve.
The first and only course of its kind is taught by GBC Compliance Specialist, licensed mortician, and adjunct professor Samuel C. Perry. This course can be taken as an open elective for the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management (BFSM) degree or as a Non-Degree Seeking student wishing to learn about sustainable funeral services. For more information about the course and enrolling, visit the program description here.
Become Certified Do you want to become a GBC certified practitioner? You can! Certification consists of two parts - successfully completing GBC 310 and passing the online GBC proficiency exam. By taking Changing Landscapes and passing, you will be eligible for the GBC proficiency exam. After submitting your certification fee ($150) and passing the assessment, you will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Green Funeral Service. Your contribution is used to create and promote future educational opportunities surrounding the topic. This distinction allows students to express to their communities their passion for being a steward to our earth even in death. You will be listed in the Green Burial Council website under Green Funeral Certified Providers. Simply click on Become Certifiedto get started. Here are some helpful tips before you do: Guide 2. Good luck!
Partnering with the Green burial Council to inform professionals about environmentally responsible funeral service