Certificate in Thanatology
The National Center for Death Education offers a certificate in the field of thanatology – the study of death and dying, and the grief process.
Requirements for the Certificate in Thanatology include completion of 60 continuing education credits, or contact hours, of NCDE workshops in residence or online, followed by completion of a scholarly project. This project is a presentation that reflects a body of knowledge gained and your creativity in contributing new skills and knowledge to your profession. Work towards the Certificate may begin at any time, once you begin attending the National Center for Death Education programs and accruing the contact hours.
For more information on the Certificate of Thanatology, please see Frequently Asked Questions.
Requirements for the Certificate must be completed within five years, completing the 60 contact hours of workshops and courses within 3 years, and the scholarly project within the remaining 2 years.
There is a $25.00 administrative fee when you register to begin work on the Certificate of Thanatology. When the 60 credits are completed, or near completion, and the proposal for your scholarly project is approved there is a $100.00 project fee. There are no additional costs beyond those of the individual workshops or courses you attend.
For more information, contact the National Center for Death Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
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