Upcoming Cremation Certification Programs

Please note: It is the individual participant's responsibility before registering for any NFDA course or event to verify that it is currently approved for CE in the state/province in which the individual is licensed. Schedule subject to change.

A Message from NFDA:

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees agree to abide by any and all hygiene, health and safety measures NFDA puts in place to protect attendees and staff during the event including, but not limited to, temperature checks, wearing of facemasks, regular hand sanitation and social distancing rules.  You may not attend in-person events if you have at the time of the event or anytime within 14 days before the event any of the following symptoms: a cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal upset or experienced a loss of taste or smell.

Cremation Certification seminars are approved for up to 7 CE hours by APFSP and most state licensing boards. 

The recognized standard for funeral service professionals, NFDA’s Cremation Certification Program covers cremation ethics, crematory operations and maintenance, safety, compliance and liability issues, cremation customer service, and much more.

If you offer cremation to the families you serve, 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. This course is based on Cremation Standards for Funeral Service Professionals, published by NFDA, which attendees receive upon arrival at the seminar.


Obtaining certification requires passing the online NFDA Cremation Certification Test within a designated time frame. A test link is provided to candidates whose complete attendance has been verified in writing by the onsite instructor. During registration, attendees may choose the designation they will earn upon successful completion of the program:


  • CCSP - Certified Cremation Services Provider: For funeral directors and staff that offer cremation services through a use of a third-party crematory
  • CCO - Certified Crematory Operator: For crematory owners and/or operators


Registration Fees*

Seminar fee includes the comprehensive manual, seminar presentation, continental breakfast and lunch, exam and scoring, CE processing and certificate.


NFDA Member   $525 (CE)
Nonmember Funeral Director        $695 (CE)
Non-Funeral Director   $525 (No CE)
Student Member*   $160 (No CE)
U.S. Dollars on U.S. Bank    


*Online registration is not available for students. Call 800-228-6332. Special pricing is available for multiple attendees from the same firm and active-duty military. Call 800-228-6332 for details.

All times shown are local time.

Hear it from a State Association!

“We were excited to host our fifth NFDA CCP on May 2. We’ve had tremendous support since we began hosting this program through the NFDA, having certified more than 300 funeral service licensees and crematory operators, along with a number of mortuary science students.”

Karen Truant
Executive Director of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association

Students say it best!

"Truly inspiring, I am definitely feeling passionate and optimistic about the future of funeral service."


Andrew Wint
Centennial, CO