Study Guide for Home Funeral Guide Proficiency Badge
Definitions Core Competencies: A competency model is a framework for defining the skills and knowledge requirements needed to demonstrate proficiency. Core competencies are a constellation of skills, both hard and soft, that together define areas of measurable knowledge and skill. Competency models are widely used in the business and academic sectors to assess knowledge bases and skill sets that ensure standards for consistent, successful job and personal performance.
Curriculum: The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a school or in a specific course or program; a planned sequence of instruction; it outlines the skills, performances, attitudes, and values that pupils are expected to learn from schooling; a defined and prescribed course of study.
Study Guide Outline: A study guide outline is designed to provide a framework for approaching the dissemination of the material that will be covered either in its entirety or as part of the overall course. We are using this term because we intend for trainers to integrate this content into their own syllabus. Inclusion of these core competencies is not meant to limit or impede the offering of any other information or instruction by trainers who are responsible for their own course content.
The Proficiency Assessment for Home Funeral Guides evaluates understanding of the contents of each core competency. Choosing to take the test is entirely voluntary. The 50 questions are in the form of multiple choice. Candidates who receive a test score over 85 will be awarded a Badge of Proficiency for Home Funeral Guides and a badge that may be used on websites, brochures, email signatures, and any other written material.
The NHFA is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to supporting home funeral education. The NHFA does not offer certification opportunities. Membership in the NHFA and participation in its activities does not constitute endorsement of any kind.