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Green Burial Council (GBC) Certificate of Proficiency in Green Funeral Service
This certificate provides students with a foundation for offering environmentally sustainable funeral services in our modern world. The certification consists of two-parts: completing and passing the Mid-America College of Funeral Service’s GBC310 – Changing Landscapes course and passing the Green Burial Council (GBC) Proficiency Exam.
The first and only course of its kind, GBC310 – Changing Landscapes covers family and professionally directed home vigils, home and cemetery burials, innovations to funeral service and disposition options, and ways that funeral professionals can adapt to meet the changing environmental and cultural expectations of the families they serve. This distinction allows students to express to their communities their passion for being a steward to our planet even in death.
Currently, the GBC310 – Changing Landscapes course can be taken through the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Management (BFSM) as an elective. The course can also be taken by a “non-degree seeking” student; meaning they are not enrolled in a program and are not eligible for financial aid (TIV). Students taking the course as a non-degree seeking student will be charged at a rate of $270.00 per quarter credit hour and the cost of the book(s) for the course.
Green Burial Council Overview
Please go to the following links to learn more about the Green Burial Council and the offering of this certificate through that organization:
Upon completion and passing of the GBC310 – Changing Landscapes course, you will become eligible for the GBC Proficiency Exam. The GBC Proficiency Exam fee is $150.00. Upon passing the GBC exam, you will earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Green Funeral Service through the Green Burial Council.
Mid-America College of Funeral Service Curriculum
The course listed below fulfills the requirements to become eligible to attempt the Certificate of Proficiency in Green Funeral Service Proficiency Exam. The one (1) course is that must be completed and passed is:
|Course #||Course||Semester Hours||Credit Hours|
|GBC 310||Changing Landscapes in Green Funeral Service||2.67||4|
The Certificate of Proficiency in Green Funeral Service is not a program and/or certificate taken through Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Mid-America College provides the educational platform for the Green Burial Council. The GBC exam is taken through the Green Burial Council. The Green Burial Council awards the certificate after the passing of the GBC exam.
Mid-America College of Funeral Service is not regionally accredited and that may limit the transfer of credits to another institution. All transer credits are dependent on the receiving institution.
For suggested information on technology requirements, please review the pdf found, here