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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.

All of our Funeral Director Continuing Education programs will be held in person
as well as will be available via live stream. To register to live stream a program, click here.
This must be done by 10:00 A.M. the day of the program.

2021 Programs:

March 24, 2021
One Iowa - LGTBQ Community
Hamilton's Funeral Home - 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

April 21, 2021
OSHA - Travis Carrico
Hamilton’s Funeral Home - 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

July 21, 2021
Funeral Service History - Marty Mitchell
Mitchell Funeral Home - 1209 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

August 18, 2021
C.O.P.S. - Concerns of Police Survivors
Hamilton’s Funeral Home - 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

September 15, 2021
Vault Manufacturing
Watts Vault & Monument Co. - 4920 Hubbell Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50317

October 20, 2021
Iowa Law by Dr. Kevin Patterson
Hamilton's Funeral Home - 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309