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HURRICANE IAN

Governor Brian Kemp has issued a State of Emergency order for all counties in Georgia in preparation for Hurricane Ian's impact. We encourage everyone to remain weather aware in the coming days. Should you experience a need or become aware of a need, you may contact the AGEG office and we will do our best to assist.
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Calendar of Events


2022 Webinars

September 6, September 20 & October 4, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 AM (ET)

Live Events - Continuing Education
with Dr. Jason Troyer

Pre-registration is required and will close
at 12 pm the Monday before each webinar.  

CLICK HERE for more information and your registration form.


2023 Clinic

March 6 - 8, 2023

Continuing Education & Exhibits
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon, GA 

Exhibitor and Sponsor registration will open in October.
 Attendee registration will open in December. 



AGEG is Accepting Proposals for Continuing Education Programs

As the AGEG Board of Directors plan future events, they want to hear from those who have presentations for funeral service professionals. CLICK HERE for more information
 on how to submit your program for consideration. 




Thank You to All of our
Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors
and Presenters for a GREAT 2022 Clinic!

CLICK HERE to view our 2022 Memorial Service Video, Sponsor and Exhibitor list, and important Continuing Education reminders for attendees. 

Are You Forgetting The Most Important Question? by Jason Troyer, PhD

Imagine you and your spouse are meeting with a financial advisor for the first time. The financial planner shows you lots of fancy, colorful graphs and provides a detailed, comprehensive plan. But it isn’t until the drive home that you realize the advisor never asked you about your goals and dreams for retirement. While the plan seemed detailed and customized, you now realize that this is likely the same plan they use for everyone. After all, how could the financial advisor develop a customized plan if they don’t know your preferences, timeline, and ultimate goals? The truth is that they can’t. They failed to ask the most important question that a financial advisor could ask.

How does this relate to funeral service? I believe some funeral directors fail to begin the arrangement conference with the most important question: Would you tell me about your loved one?


Georgia State Board of Funeral Service


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE RULE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SYNOPSIS TO PROPOSED CHANGES TO RULE 250-5-.12
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDER APPROVAL

Purpose/Main Feature: This rule amendment will clarify the subject areas for continuing education to be completed to maintain a license and would add the requirement that half of the required continuing education be completed in-person or via live webinar. This amendment is necessary to ensure competent practitioners that are current with the latest developments, skills, and technologies required in the field. The Board has considered multiple variations of this rule amendment and has determined this to be the most succinct wording while adhering to requirements in the statute.

The public will have an opportunity to comment upon and provide input into the proposed rule amendment at a public hearing to be held at 10:00 a.m., October 4, 2022 in the Office of the Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. If the Board office remains closed due to the public health emergency (COVID-19), the hearing will be held via teleconference. Please see Board’s website for information on how to join the meeting via teleconference.

Interested parties affected by the rule may submit written comments to the Board no later than close of business on September 26, 2022. Written comments must be legible, signed, contain contact information from the maker (address, telephone number, email address), and addressed to Gabriel Sterling, Division Director, Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division, Georgia State Board of Funeral Service, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. Written comments may be faxed to (866) 888-9718.  READ MORE and view the full notice. 




Georgia State Office of Vital Records


Upcoming Webinars

OCTOBER 12, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Vital Records Office Hours

OCTOBER 25, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Vital Records Process & Procedures Overview

CLICK HERE for more information and registration links. 




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FTC Commissioners aren’t calling you — really

Scammers have been calling, pretending to be people from the FTC. While the names they use might be real, they’re actually scammers — some of them hoping to trick you into thinking they’re an FTC Commissioner. But they’re not. Whether the caller promises you a prize or threatens you with arrest — and even if they give a (fake) badge number — that’s a scammer. READ MORE





AGEG continues to monitor federal, state, and other agencies for new or revised information and guidance.
We provide this information as a service to funeral service professionals so you may continue to safely serve your families and communities. 
AGEG Members receive AGEG News emails directly with guidance, information and resources critical to their business.  
If you are not an AGEG member and have found the information useful, we hope you will join.  Visit our Membership page for more information. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019  
(COVID-19)

CLICK HERE for our dedicated page. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • CLICK HERE - Infection Control - Postmortem Guidance
  • RECENT UPDATES
    • CLICK HERE - Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - September 26, 2022

Georgia Department of Public Health

  • CLICK HERE - COVID-19 Funeral and Mortuary Science Guidance

  • RECENT UPDATES - CLICK HERE to review
    • Prevention to stop the spread of COVID-19
    • COVID-19 Vaccine
    • New Bivalent Covid-19 Boosters Offer Enhanced Protection - September 7, 2022 - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster this week, as shipments of the vaccine arrive in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend the bivalent booster manufactured by Pfizer for individuals aged 12 and older; and they recommend the bivalent booster by Moderna for adults aged 18 and older.  READ MORE


Monkeypox

CLICK HERE for our dedicated page. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • RECENT UPDATES
    • CLICK HERE - Frequently Asked Questions - September 28, 2022
    • CLICK HERE - Transfer of Human Remains - September 20, 2022
    • CLICK HERE - Personal Protective Equipment and Facility Design for Autopsy - September 20, 2022
    • CLICK HERE - Autopsy Procedures and Specimen Collection - September 20, 2022

Georgia Department of Public Health

  • CLICK HERE for Monkeypox Transmission in Public Settings
  • CLICK HERE for Centralized Scheduling Tool for Monkeypox Vaccine Now Available on DPH Website




FEMA Funeral Assistance for 
COVID-19 Related Deaths

CLICK HERE for more information you can share with your families
who may be eligible for reimbursement. 
Updated August 30, 2022


The Funeral Service Foundation is accepting
Academic Scholarship applications,
which include military veterans through November 1.

Scholarships range from $2,500-$5,000 and are open to
full-time or part-time students in good standing who are enrolled in ABFSE- or Canadian-accredited institutions/programs. Candidates must be attending
classes and actively pursuing a degree in funeral service
at the time of application.

Learn more about this program HERE

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Membership

AGEG members are a great pool of information for embalmers across the state and the southeast. We offer specific training for your profession and opportunities to earn your Continuing Education Hours for your licensing requirements. AGEG members receive a discounted rate event pricing and AGEG News. CLICK HERE to learn more. 


Member News

Are you an AGEG Member and have news you want to share with your colleagues?  We can help!  CONTACT US with details.  

Death Notifications

So we may notify our members, we respectfully request notices of funeral professionals and their loved ones passing be sent to the AGEG office via email. Notices will be shared with our members via email and posted on our public Facebook page, private Facebook group, included in our annual Memorial Service, and posted HERE

To view our 2022 Memorial Service video, visit HERE


Career Center

Do you have a job opportunity or seeing a new opportunity?
If you answered yes, CLICK HERE to for details on how to
submit your job opportunity or resume. 



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