What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.
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Funeral Director Continuing Education

For years, Hamilton's Funeral Home has offered Funeral Director Continuing Education programs. Our in-house system of training was introduced in 1979 by Carlton Peterson, in response to the required continuing education for funeral directors initiated in Iowa in January of that same year. Hamilton's has continued to offer, at no fee, a minimum of twelve hours of continuing education each year since that time. Our commitment each year is to offer relevant and substantive topics for funeral directors. These seminars are open to all funeral directors in the state of Iowa and beyond. 

Hamilton's Continuing Education is:
* A total of 12 hours of seminars throughout the year.
* Held on selected Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
* Funeral Directors are responsible for filing all necessary information with the State of Iowa Licensing Board for accurate recording of all attendees. We provide the proper documentation and keep a copy of the original record on file.
* Free for all participants.


Upcoming Continuing Education Programs

All programs take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at
Hamilton's Funeral Home, unless stated otherwise.


2017 Programs:
March 15
April 19*
*at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, West Des Moines
July 19
August 16

September 20
October 18