Funeral Service Association of BC.. promoting education, networking, peer recognition, professionaldevelopment and cultivating business to business relationships …
Who Are We?An Association …“A group of people who voluntarily come together to solve problems, meet common needs, and accomplish common goals”
Who Are We?A Trade Association Which is a not-for-profit voluntary membership organization that represents a group of companies having a business or trade in common ….
Fundamentals of a Trade AssociationPromoting businessEncouraging ethical practicesSetting industry standardsConducting researchCo-operating with other organizationsHolding conferences, professional developmentseminar
What Is our Mission?To promote the highest standards of ethics andservice in the funeral service profession with thepublic through education, communication andleadership!
In addition to being a Trade Association, theFSABC is a registered training institution …
Funeral Services ProgramsWho is the Training Service Provider for Funeral Service Education in British Columbia and who are our partners? FSABC
MissionTo train funeral service apprentices through quality education programs and support employers to meet those training needs.
The FSABC Is The Designated Training Provider and a Registered Career Training Institution THE SCHOOL Funeral Service Association of British Columbia THE CREDENTIAL THE INSTRUCTORS THE LICENCE ISSUERS THE FUNDERS Canadian College of Business Practices & Consumer Industry Training Authority Funeral Services Protection AuthorityResponsible for managing BC’s Contractual Agreement With Licenses Apprentices industry training systems The FSABC to provide instruction. pursuant to the CIFSA regulations Sets Training Standards
Your Sponsor / Your school? The Funeral Service Association of BCYour Mentor & Workplace Instruction? Your employer and peersYour Workplace Assessment? The Fulford Harbour GroupYour Academic Instruction? The Canadian College of Funeral ServiceYour Academic Assessment? The Canadian College of Funeral ServiceYour Certification of Apprenticeship? The Industry Training AuthorityYour Certificate of Qualification? The Industry Training AuthorityYour life-long credential … Your proof as being a qualified professionalYour License / Regulator? Consumer Protection BC Oh My! There sure are many people involved in my training and success!
Student Loans? Student Cards?Student Cards: You must be enrolled in a full-time degree or diplomaprogram.Students in our program are full-time “employees” – not a full-time “students”.Student Loans: StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of theirpost-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships andspecial programs.Most StudentAid BC programs are based on need, providing financialassistance where students and their immediate families do not have theresources to meet the costs of post-secondary education and basic livingexpenses. StudentAid BC also offers scholarships based on merit.StudentAid BC administers programs on behalf of the Government of Canadaincluding Canada student loans and Canada student grants.
So What Is New? Substantive modification of the existing programs and development of new programs that will lead to Certification of Qualification (ITA issued)Funeral Director – UpdatedEmbalmer – UpdatedEmbalmer and Funeral Director – UpdatedFoundation Program - NewCremationist – NewLaunched September 2011Extensive input from the profession and input from Industry Subject Matter Experts. Completion of ITA summative evaluation.
Pilot Completed / Revisions Completed … New log books & workplace assessment tools for apprentices and mentors Well defined Workplace Competency Standards
ITA Exam InstructionsFoundation Students: Certificate of Completion ExamLevel 2 Students: Certificate of Qualification Exam• 12:30 pm Friday, June 15th – must arrive 30 minutes prior to• Must provide government issued photo ID• Prohibited materials include wallets, backpacks, bags, purses, electronic devices and stored in area designated by the invigilator• To write the exam you will be given a golf pencil, calculator and an answer sheet• Food and beverage not allowed Next Steps ….
Next Steps …Foundation Students:Students who successfully complete the Foundation Program …..1. Obtain full-time employment in a BC funeral home2. Register to begin Level 2 Apprenticeship Program in Fall3. Apply for an Apprentice License4. Begin 3600 hours of workplace training / completion of log book and evidence binder
Next Steps …Level 2 Apprenticeship Students1. Successfully complete Level 2 Academic Studies (June)2. Successfully complete Logbook & 3600 hours (mid September)3. Attend Graduation Banquet (in recognition of Academic studies) Banquet: Saturday, September 15, 2012 River Rock Hotel, Richmond, BC 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Next Steps …After you have completed your log book and it has been signedoff by Fulford and the FSABC ….. (end of September ish …)1. The FSABC will recommend you to the ITA For Certification and about 6 weeks you will receive this ……
Next Steps … November … ish … Certificate of Qualification … You can now apply to the CPBC for a License
Next Steps … November to December ishApply to Consumer Protection BC for your licenseLicense application forms can be downloaded from the CPBC websiteInclude a copy of your C of QInclude the license fee - $138
Pursuant to Section 42 of theCremation, Interment and Funeral Services Regulation, all licensees must inform the Director in writing immediately upon any change of employment status. All current licences must be returned to theDirector upon ceasing employment.You license is tied into youremployer and does not go withyou …. BUT
Your C of Q is good for life and is yours to keep!