TRAIN WITH COLE

I’m passionate about improving the way we die in the United States—and one of the most important ways that I do that is by educating others about death, dying, grief, and how to live brighter in the face of devastating loss.


CERTIFICATE IN THANATOLOGY FOR END OF LIFE PROFESSIONALS

The Certificate in Thanatology for End of Life Professionals is comprised of two courses: Thanatology and Applied Thanatology. This professional certification is designed to familiarize the student with the field of thanatology, the study of death and dying, and the applications of thanatology as it relates to work in end of life careers. This certificate will allow students to offer a deeper level of service to the individuals they serve in their chosen career whether they are funeral service professionals, nurses, physicians, chaplains, doulas, or otherwise.

CERTIFICATE IN DEATH COMPANIONING FOR END OF LIFE PROFESSIONALS

The field of end-of-life support is growing rapidly and includes death doulas, death midwives, end of life guise, hospice and palliative care professionals, funeral directors, clergy, community death conversation leaders and clinical professionals. Death Companioning is a service niche between death doulas and funeral directors and offers a way for end of life professionals, and those interested in furthering their study of end of life issues, a clearly defined area to work which takes into consideration the numerous legal, ethical, and professional issues found within any young field. This certificate provides students with a clear framework for expanding their area of practice and to expand their knowledge of the growth within modern American deathcare.

THANATOLOGISH: A CERTIFICATE IN THANATOLOGY BASICS

Become a Thanatologish! If you're curious about thanatology—the study of death and dying—complete each of the units to become a fully certified THANATOLOGISH. Certificates are sent in the mail to those who complete the training (and provide info!) and there is an official Thanatologish enamel pin you can proudly wear as well. Let the world know you know some stuff about death!