Daniel Simone, Jr., a retired Hoboken Police Captain affiliated with the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken, recently earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
The designation is a national individual recognition of Simone’s completion of a 180-hour program of continuing education activities and events. Credits are awarded by the Academy for work leading to personal and/or professional growth in four areas. They are Academic Activities, Professional Activities, Career Review, and Community and Civic Activities.
In addition to New Jersey, where he has practiced since 1977, Simone is licensed as a funeral director in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania.
The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, founded in 1976, has as its goals: 1) to recognize those practitioners who have voluntarily entered into a program of personal and professional growth, 2) to raise and improve the standards of funeral service and 3) to encourage practitioners to make continuing education a life-long process in their self-interest, the interest of the families they serve, and the community in which they serve.