James B. Covey, vice president and funeral director with Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory in Winfield, has qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. A number of professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and professional programs and "CFSP" is funeral service's national individual recognition.
Covey has voluntarily elected to participate in educational and service opportunities that surpass what the funeral service licensing board in Maryland requires. To initially receive this award, the practitioner must complete a 180-hour program of continuing education activities and events. In addition, the practitioner is required to accumulate 20 hours per year to recertify.