Virginia Crematory Operator Certification Courses In July

Required Virginia Cremation Certification Training Sessions Scheduled

Attention all Virginia funeral directors, cremationists and cemeterians:
Effective July 8, 2009, all crematory managers and retort operators are required to obtain certification that is recognized by the state Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. The Commonwealth of Virginia has recognized the ICCFA as an official provider of crematory certification training.

Get the edge over your competition by obtaining your certification training NOW from the ICCFA! Training sessions are scheduled for:

o   Tyson's Corner, Monday, July 13: Embassy Suites Tyson's Corner, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA, 22182
o   Richmond, Tuesday, July 14: Homewood Suites Richmond Airport, 5996 Audubon Drive, Sandston, VA, 23150
o   Norfolk, Wednesday, July 15: Doubletree Hotel Norfolk Airport, 880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA, 23502

Download a registration form here. COST: $349 for ICCFA members; $429 for non-members (includes breakfast, a box lunch, refreshments and a comprehensive operations manual covering all aspects of crematory operation and maintenance)

The ICCFA Cremation Operator Certification program, presented in concert with Matthews Cremation Division and ICCFA Cremation Coaches Poul Lemasters and Julie Burn, consists of extensive training including:

o   professional terminology
o   incinerator terminology
o   principles of combustion
o   cremation and the environment
o   incinerator criteria and design
o   basics of operating cremation equipment
o   general maintenance and troubleshooting
o   litigation
o   forms and record keeping
o   handling and exposure control