John T. McQueen Earns Certified Funeral Service Practitioner Recertification

Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers' vice president and chief operations officer recertified as Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.

St Petersburg, FL, January 22, 2010 --( Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers is pleased to announce that John T. McQueen, vice president and chief operations officer, has qualified for recertification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. McQueen, a lifetime member and ambassador for the academy, earned the annual recertification requirements by completing 20 hours of continuing education and participating in or hosting local events.

Anderson-McQueen hosts a wide variety of events each year, including seminars to plan and communicate your wishes, grief counseling programs, memorial events, and most recently, they hosted the mobile museum, Reflections: The American Funeral Tour, at Ribfest in St. Petersburg.

The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice has worked for over 30 years to ensure the recognition of practitioners who voluntarily enter the program in hopes to grow professionally and personally. Along with its goals of raising and improving standards of funeral service and encouragement to practitioners to continue education in their own interest and community, APFSP has given many professionals the special recognition of CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) upon their completion of the academic and professional programs and requirements.

About Anderson-McQueen
Anderson-McQueen is a second-generation funeral home and the only private, on-premise crematory serving the St. Petersburg area. Best known for personalized funerals, Anderson-McQueen offers unique services that may include memorial videos, balloon or butterfly releases, live webcasts, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse. Pet Passages, cremation services for pets, is a growing area of service. Additional information about Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers can be found online at

More information about the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, membership and certification may be obtained by contacting: Kimberly A. Gehlert, Executive Director Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice,P.O. Box 2275, Westerville, OH 43086 (614) 899-6200

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