Eaton Funeral Director Earns National Certified Funeral Service Practitioner Designation

Brian Waters. Photo by: Paige Clary WatersBrian Waters. Photo by: Paige Clary Waters

By: Paige Clary Waters—

Eaton, IN – Brian Waters, funeral director with Pitman-Richman and Waters Funeral Homes, recently earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CSFP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Brian is the second of only two funeral directors working in Delaware County to receive this designation and the first funeral director working in Blackford County. Only 1670 of the 34,427 funeral directors across the country have undertaken and completed the rigorous certification requirements.

To earn the CFSP designation, Brian completed a 180-hour program of continuing education and service, earning credit hours by taking distance learning courses, leading community outreach programs, participating in civic organizations, and for his work on the education task force for the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. Brian is president of the Hartford City Main Street Organization and an active board member of the Hartford City Elks Lodge.

To maintain a funeral director’s license, Indiana funeral directors must earn a total of 10 continuing education credits every two years. To maintain his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation, Brian must earn a total of 20 continuing education credits annually.

For more information on Pitman-Richman and Waters Funeral Homes, visit To learn more about the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner Designation, contact Patty Hutcheson, CFSP, Executive Director, 770-646-8988.