The foremost cremation certification fprogram or funeral professionals is now available whenever and wherever it’s convenient! Why wait to earn your certification? Choose from online, virtual and in-person options.
Online Certification Course - New in 2021!
The online version of the NFDA Cremation Certification course is based on the same robust content as the in-person program and includes the Cremation Standards for Funeral Service Professionals manual. Course modules are engaging and interactive, featuring multiple nationally-renowned experts, including the highly-respected Mike Nicodemus, NFDA’s vice president of cremation services, who has decades of experience training funeral professionals on cremation.
Learners can access course modules any time, day or night, from their home or office. Upon completing the online course and passing the certification exam, participants will earn the same designation as those taking the in-person or virtual course. NFDA offers two designations, depending on an individual’s role in the funeral home or crematory: the CCSP (Certified Cremation Services Provider) designation for funeral directors and staff that offer cremation services through a use of a third-party crematory and the CCO (Certified Crematory Operator) designation for crematory owners and operators.
Virtual Certification Course
During virtual Cremation Certification Program seminars, funeral professionals can take advantage of live training with experts from the comfort of their home or office during two half-day sessions. Seminar participants will take part in real-time Q&A opportunities and enjoy a safe, travel-free alternative to in-person training.
In-person Certification Course
The in-person certification seminar enables participants to engage face-to-face with Nicodemus and network with colleagues. In-person seminars in 2021 are being scheduled when and where NFDA and host locations can keep attendees safe during the ongoing pandemic. In-person seminars have been scheduled for:
- October 16 - Nashville, Tennessee, a preconvention seminar
- October 27, Norwood, Massachusetts
The NFDA Cremation Certification is generously supported by Implant Recycling.
Funeral professionals who are interested in more information or who would like to register for an in-person, virtual or online NFDA Cremation Certification Program should visit www.nfda.org/cremationcertification.