Just announced at the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo!

2014 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics and Projections

New Members-Only Resource Available!
Opening a Crematory - Frequently Asked Questions for Funeral Directors

NFDA Cremation Certification
The recognized standard for funeral service professionals, NFDA’s Certified Crematory Operator Program™ covers ethics, crematory operations, safety, liability issues, cremation arranging and much more.

Whether you currently own or operate a crematory, are thinking of opening one, or want to evaluate a third-party crematory, this training is necessary for your success. 

Save the Date! Upcoming CCO Seminars
Visit the NFDA Events page for details and registration!

  • January 31, San Antonio, TX
  • February 2, Columbia, SC
  • March 6, Catonsville, MD
  • March 11, Detroit, MI
  • March 19, Stone Mountain, GA
  • April 24, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 29, Denver, CO
  • June 15, Green Bay, WI
  • June 17,  Roanoke, VA
  • June 25, Peoria, IL

Check back often – new dates and locations are added frequently!

Cremation rates continue to rise nationwide. NFDA members share their thoughts on how the association is helping them better serve families that choose cremation: