Local funeral home director earns national certification

November 21, 2018

BROOKFIELD, Wisc. – The National Funeral Directors Association has granted the Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Arvid Wiest of Fox Funeral Home in Beatrice.

The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals, memorial services and other life tribute events in advance.

NFDA’s Certified Preplanning Consultant program, established in 1997, recognizes qualified 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 Carmella Hansen, NFDA’s director of education.

In order to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, candidates must meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPCs must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling specific requirements as they renew their certification every four years.

Wiest has been a funeral director at Fox Funeral Home for many years and serves on the Nebraska State Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming. He graduated from University of Nebraska-Kearney and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

NFDA is a funeral service association serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world.

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