ADEC understands the needs of thanatology professionals to find appropriate educational programs. On this page, you'll find opportunities for professional development and continuing education programs.
Pre-approval Program Process — get your educational program pre-approved by ADEC: Your course/workshop/seminar/class/distance education can be listed on ADEC's website.
Programs Pre-approved for CT and FT Contact Hours: All programs listed on this page can be used when applying for Certification in Thanatology/Fellow in Thanatology and applying for recertification.
Webinars: Offered monthly, webinars provide the same training as a conference session, with the added convenience of learning at your home or office. Listen to renowned experts in the field of death education and bereavement share their knowledge via telephone while following along with an online slide presentation.
ADEC Annual Conference Recorded Sessions: Conference session recordings from the industry's leading experts are informative and easy to navigate — simply select the session of your choice, watch the presentation right away in your browser and then move through the evaluation quiz at your own pace.
ADEC Handbook of Thanatology Self Study: Test your command of ADEC's essential body of knowledge. The Handbook of Thanatology Self Study Course offers online quizzes in six sections that mirror the printed handbook. Purchase and complete the quizzes online for continuing education credit or nursing contact hours.
ADEC Conferences: ADEC's annual educational conference is a great way to meet peers and learn the latest in thanatology.
Other Conferences: The programs listed on the Other Conferences page are other programs of potential interest to ADEC members, being presented by organizations with which ADEC has established a reciprocal marketing relationship.