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Be Among the First to Participate in NFDA’s New Certified Crematory Operator Seminar

In recent weeks, NFDA has hosted its first two Certified Crematory Operator Program seminars, conferring the "CCO" designation on more than 40 funeral professionals and counting. Join this group of elite funeral directors and be among the first in the world to earn this prestigious designation. In the coming weeks, programs will be held in New York and Pennsylvania.

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 it's own crematory or uses the services of a third-party crematory.

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Wednesday, October 30: State of New York Crematory Operators Certification Program

This program is for New York funeral directors only.

One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 5th Floor Conference Room
Albany, New York

Registration: 7:30-8 a.m.

Seminar: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

NFDA, in partnership with Matthews International, has been selected to present the 2013 crematory operators certification program for the state of New York by the New York Division of Cemeteries. A crematory shall ensure that all employees operating crematory equipment have attended cremation classes and obtained a certificate. No employee in New York is allowed to operate any cremation equipment until he or she has met state requirements.


Friday, November 8: Certified Crematory Operator Program - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS)
5808 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Registration: 7:30-8 a.m.

Seminar: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Enroll today!

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