Embalming Seminars offered by Fountain National Academy (references provided upon request)

Seminar #3D (4-days) Embalming Skills Seminar
This was the very first seminar conducted by FNA when it was founded in 1990. Its impressive record includes numerous attendees from around the world. The wide variety of subjects discussed creates an avenue of learning for any professional embalmer, apprentice embalmer or student of mortuary science. Its format is classroom setting with PowerPoint presentations and discussion of techniques accompanied by an actual embalming techniques demonstration performed by Mr. Fountain on a cadaver. We are confident you won't be disappointed when you attend this popular information-packed seminar. (Enrollment is limited to 14)

Seminar #2D (2½ -days Hands-On) Soft Tissue Injuries, Waxing & Airbrush Cosmetics Seminar
This seminar offers in-depth discussion of specific techniques the embalmer can utilize to treat soft tissue injuries on the face in order to prepare the tissue for waxing and cosmetics. Specific waxing techniques will be discussed in detail. Color and Cosmetic application are also discussed including and introduction to the application of cosmetics with the Dinair® Airbrush System. Yes, you will have an opportunity to use the airbrush. Each participant will spend a majority of his or her seminar time in the embalming lab actually practicing the application of the techniques on a cadaver. These techniques have proven helpful and valuable skills to the professional embalmer.
(Enrollment is limited to 12 embalmers)


Seminar #5D (5-days Hands-On) Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery Seminar
This seminar has gained the attention of embalmers from around the world due to its hands-on format where they can actually practice the application of highly specialized techniques on a cadaver. While the seminar imparts a large volume of information, its main focus is on the most severe cases of edema, destructive and crushing head injury or severe tissue and bone injury caused by high velocity gun shot wounds. Many hours are spent in the embalming lab practicing techniques. It's the right seminar for the embalmer who wants to increase his or her skill level in the area of post mortem reconstructive surgery. If you desire to learn additional techniques that can be used to convert the closed casket case into an open casket case this is the right seminar for you. Graduates of this course speak of open caskets now that, before the seminar, would have been closed. This class is the most in-depth and prestigious seminar of its kind in the world. You can enroll well ahead to ensure space availability.  (Enrollment is limited to 12 embalmers)

Seminar #6D (5-days Hands-On) Advanced II Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery Seminar
This seminar (formerly entitled #4D) was developed at the requests of previous participants in Seminar #5D. Its purpose is to allow the participant to learn advanced techniques and perform surgery with even more difficult challenges than experienced in Seminar #5D. This is offered only once per year and enrollment is limited to 7 embalmers. You must be a Graduate of FNA Seminar #5D to attend Seminar #6D

More 2023 seminar dates to come... check back often!

2023 Schedule - Completed

#3D Embalming Skills Seminar

February 8-11, 2023

May 3-6, 2023


#5D Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery (Level 1)

     February 15-19, 2023

   May 9-14, 2023

#6D Advanced II Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery (Level 2)

May 15-20, 2023

2021 Schedule - Completed

#5D Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery (Level 1)

June 26 - 30, 2021 Saturday-Wednesday


#3D Embalming Skills Seminar

June 21-24, 2021 Monday-Thursday

#6D (previously #4D) Advanced II Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery (Level 2)

July 12-16, 2021 Monday-Friday


2019 Schedule - Completed

#3D Embalming Skills Seminar

November 9-12th, 2019

#5D Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery (Level 1)

November 14-18, 2019

Advanced II Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery (Level 2)

November 20-24, 2019

Mr. Fountain can work with you to conduct a one-on-one or one-on-two training. Call him to discuss options that are possible
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FNA does not guarantee that our courses are approved for CEU credits in every state. Often states will change protocol for applications and approval. We do our best to keep up with changes in the application processes, however, FNA recommends that you check the status of continuing education approval and the exact hours of approval directly with your respective state. FNA applies for approval in many states but not all. For example, we not apply in states that require an exorbitant fee. Every year FNA applies for approval with the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and often this approval will suffice in most states. If you have questions please call us.