The ICCFA offers several cremation resources, including guidelines, model contracts and recommended procedures.
Model Cremation Authorization Form - Users should modify the form to comply with the legal requirements in their respective states. Click here to download the form.
Due Diligence For Funeral Homes Utilizing Third-Party Crematories - Due diligence begins with a review of the funeral home’s own internal procedures. Examine each of the areas included in this document to ensure that the funeral home properly handles cremation cases internally.
Introduction: Click here to download.
- Step 1: Internal due diligence. Click here to download.
- Step 2: Review the licenses and operational records of the crematory. Click here to download.
- Step 3: Interview the management of the crematory. Click here to download.
- Step 4: Conduct an unannounced site inspection. Click here to download.
TSA Urn Restrictions - In 2004, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented a rule for transporting urns as carry-on luggage.
Recommended Procedures for Handling Human Remains for Cremation by Mortuaries, Cemeteries and Crematories - Originally developed by the Cremation Association of North America Modified and endorsed in 1985 by the International Cemetery and Funeral Association. Click here to read more.