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NFDA Cremation Certification Program Coming to Texas and South Carolina

With the increasing rate of cremation, it's more important than ever for you to be fully prepared to serve families that choose cremation. NFDA's Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program was developed for all funeral professionals – not just operators. NFDA highly encourages funeral directors who use a third-party crematory to earn their certification so they will have a thorough understanding of their legal and ethical obligations during the entire cremation process, from the moment they take a decedent into their care, until they return the cremated remains to the family.

You can register on-site for the CCO Seminar in San Antonio, Texas, on January 31; there's still time to register in advance for the seminar in Columbia, S.C., on February 2.

The NFDA CCO program is taught by two licensed funeral directors and covers everything you need to know in order to knowledgably and ethically provide cremation services to families. Topics that are covered include:

  • Cremation ethics
  • Serving cremation families
  • Written authorizations
  • Cremation process and procedures
  • Shipping cremated remains
  • Liability and risk avoidance
  • Public and community relations

For more information or to register, call your personal member services representative at 800-228-6332 or click the link for the seminar you wish to attend:

San Antonio, Texas - Program is this Saturday; onsite registration is available!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Host: San Antonio College – Mortuary Science Department

Columbia, S.C. - Next week!
Monday, February 2, 2015
South Carolina Funeral Directors Association

Mark Your Calendar!
The CCO program may be coming to a city near you in 2015!

Want to Bring the CCO Program to Your State in 2015?
Hosting the NFDA CCO Program couldn't be easier; NFDA takes care of all of the work, including collecting registrations and applying for continuing education from your state board; NFDA will also help you with marketing the program to funeral directors in your state. If you would like to see this program come to your state, please contact NFDA Senior Vice President of Cremation Services Mike Nicodemus at 800-228-6332.

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