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Earn Your CCO Designation in 2014

In the fourth quarter of 2013, NFDA hosted its first four Certified Crematory Operator Program seminars, conferring the CCO designation on more than 130 funeral professionals. Join this growing group of elite funeral directors and be among the first in the world to earn this prestigious designation by participating in a CCO seminar on January 28 in Richmond, VA.

NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program seminars provide participants with instruction in the best practices for safe, proper and ethical crematory operations and for excellence in service to cremation families. Seminars cover all topics required by law in the states requiring certification of crematory operators. The seminar is designed to develop understanding, skills, and a broad working knowledge of the proper operational procedures for crematory operations as well as required and prudent administrative duties.

NFDA's Certified Crematory Operator Program is appropriate for any funeral professional that offers cremation services to families, whether their funeral home operates its own crematory or uses the services of a third-party crematory.

Visit the NFDA website to register for the certification program in Richmond, VA, which will be hosted by the Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

Stay tuned for registration details on these CCO programs scheduled for 2014:

  • March 26, Denver, CO (Host: Colorado Funeral Directors Association)
  • May 12, Wilmington, NC (Host: North Carolina Funeral Directors Association)
  • July 2, Virginia Beach, VA (Host: Virginia Funeral Directors Association)

If you would like to see this program come to your state or want information about hostinga a program in your area, please contact NFDA Senior Vice President of Cremation Services Mike Nicodemus at or 800-228-6332.