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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.

When: Wednesday, April 24
Where: Grand Casino
777 Lady Luck Drive
Hinckley, MN  55037
United States
Contact: NFDA

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Cremation Certification Program: Hinckley, MN April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cremation Certification Program Seminar
Grand Casino

777 Lady Luck Drive
Hinckley, MN

Learn more about the NFDA Cremation Certification Program!


Host: Minnesota Funeral Directors Association and Arrowhead Funeral Directors Assn

Registration & Check-in: 7:30 – 8 a.m. Local Time


Seminar Presenter:

Michael Nicodemus, NFDA Vice President of Cremation Services



Seminar is approved for up to 7 CE hours by APFSP and most state licensing boards.

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 use of a third-party crematory

CCO - Certified Crematory Operator: For crematory owners and/or operators; licensed funeral directors at a funeral home owning a crematory


Registration Fees*

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


NFDA Member

$495 (CE)

Nonmember Funeral Director

$655 (CE)

Non-Funeral Director

$495 (No CE)

Student Member

$160 (No CE)

U.S. Dollars on U.S. Bank



Register online

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

By registering for this event, you consent that photos and videos of you at the event may be published in print or posted online in online photo albums; on photo/video-sharing sites such as YouTube; on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +; and in other Web-based media at the sole discretion of NFDA.


The recognized certification standard for funeral service professionals

Cremation litigation is on the rise. Protect your firm through cremation due diligence practices and provide your families with the best cremation service possible.


This program offers a must-have certification for everyone offering cremation to the families they 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. 


The recognized certification standard for funeral service professionals, NFDA’s Cremation Certification Program covers best practices for safe, proper, and ethical crematory operations, excellence in service to cremation families, and much more. APFSP and many state funeral licensing boards approve NFDA Cremation Certification seminars for 7 CE hours; some state approval hours may vary. NFDA has applied for approval as a crematory operator certification training provider in states mandating operator certification; laws regulating crematory operations and certification vary by state. Certain states mandate that individuals must meet additional criteria to qualify and practice as certified crematory operators in those states; it is your responsibility to verify that you meet all operator certification in your state.

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Your Presenter

Mike Nicodemus is Vice President, Cremation Services, NFDA,. He is a licensed funeral director and former vice president of cremation operations at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Homes & Crematory (with 8 locations in Tidewater, Virginia), where he worked for 34 years. Mike is licensed to practice in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and a member of the PIMS Board of Directors. He served as President of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) from October 2011-August 2012, and was Chair of the CANA Operators Certification Program for 7 years.

Mike has written articles for funeral industry trade publications and frequently presents educational sessions at national conferences, via distance learning, and as an instructor for the NFDA Cremation Certification Program.


Our attendees say it best!

"Finally - a Certified Crematory Operator program for funeral directors!"


"The best educational decision I have made this year!"


"Greatly exceeded my expectations and should be required for all funeral professionals!"


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