The NFDA Cremation Certification Program™ continues to lead the way as the profession’s cremation certification of choice. The program now offers two designation options - you choose your preferred designation based on your role in offering cremation to families.
Regardless of the designation you select, the day-long training program and certification exam are the same. During registration, you will select the designation they aspire to earn upon successful completion of the program certification test:
Certified Cremation Services Provider (CCSP) – for funeral directors and staff that offer cremation services through a third-party crematory
Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) – for crematory owners and/or operators
Attend a Cremation Certification Seminar at No Cost to You!
The Funeral Service Foundation has launched the Foundation ’45 Awards, which are offered on the premise that access to solid education and resources can help you propel your career to the next level. The awards include the new Career Development Awards!
This year, the Foundation will allocate up to 60 Career Development Awards to licensed funeral directors across the profession. Career Development Awards underwrite registration fees for a single NFDA Cremation Certification, Arranger Training or Certified Preplanning Consultant training seminar of your choosing.
For more information about the Foundation ’45 Awards and to submit your name for a Career Development Award, visit the Funeral Service Foundation website.
The Foundation will accept names throughout the year. Career Development Award recipients will be drawn at-random from among all who enter in April, June and October. Recipients will have one year to redeem their career award.
Make plans to attend a program this year!
While we appreciate registration in advance (it help us ensure we have enough materials for attendees), walk-ins are welcome.
The NFDA Cremation Certification Program has been approved for CE by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice; the program is state-approved for crematory operator certification in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia at this time. It also meets specific training requirements in states that require training but not certification.
State associations, mortuary science schools, funeral homes, and crematories that would like more information about hosting an NFDA Cremation Certification Program should visit the association website (www.nfda.org/cremationcertification) or contact Nicodemus (800-228-6332 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.