July 13, 2023
Crematory Operator Certification - Includes 2 Hour Crematory Laws & Rules
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OFDA Office, Columbus
Crematory Operator Certification In partnership with ICCFA
How to Register:
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Note: This program is intended for individuals who want to apply and obtain their Crematory Operator Permit with the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. It may also be completed for those whose Crematory Operator Certification is due for renewal. The certification is good for five years.
ICCFA’s Crematory Operator Certification program is a dynamic one-day course, where attendees are encouraged to participate, engage and ask questions. Attendees will learn how to operate a crematory retort properly and effectively and limit the liability for themselves and their company. This extensive training curriculum includes:
- professional terminology
- incinerator terminology
- principles of combustion
- cremation and the environment
- incinerator criteria and design
- in-depth look at the basics of operating cremation equipment
- general maintenance and troubleshooting common problems
- overview of cremation and its impact on the environment
- forms and record keeping
- proper steps for identification; exposure control, and liability concerns
- risk management.
Attendees will receive a comprehensive Operations Manual covering all aspects of crematory operation and maintenance and are required to pass an open-book, online test to receive your certification as well as CE credit. Missing five or more questions means that you fail the test. You will be allowed to take the test a second time to try to receive a better score. If you miss five or more questions on that test, you will need to take the training course again before trying to pass the test another time.
All attendees will receive a comprehensive Operations Manual covering all aspects of crematory operation and maintenance. The Operator course includes two hours of laws and rules relevant to Ohio and specific to crematory operation as well as one hour of Ethics guidance. Pending approval, 7 Total CE credits will be available through the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers.
- 7 Total CE that includes:
- 4.0 Hours General
- 2.0 Hours of Ohio Crematory Laws and Rules
- 1.0 Hour Ethics
- Note: CE applied for by ICCFA and pending approval with the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
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Meet Your Trainers:
Poul Lemasters, Esq., Lemasters Consulting & ICCFA Cremation Counsel
Poul uses his unique background in both deathcare and law to provide resources and counsel to other deathcare professionals. He gets calls for assistance in risk management, daily operational conflicts, form and contract reviews, valuations, and regulatory matters. Basically, all the exciting issues our profession has to offer. Poul advises several funeral home, crematory, cemetery, and trade associations across the United States. He is also the publisher of Parliament magazine.
Larry Stuart, Jr., Raven Plume Consulting
Larry is the Founder of Raven Plume Consulting, and the former President of Crematory Manufacturing & Service, Inc., a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced cremation equipment. Raven Plume Consulting provides expert leadership, planning, organization, training, education, process improvement and strategic planning for the cremation profession.
Larry is a graduate of Kent State University and is a former member on the Board of Directors of the Cremation Association of North America, and Editor in Chief of The Cremationist magazine, published by CANA. Larry is also a Cremation Coach for the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association as (ICCFA). Larry is also a past member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Exhibitor Advisory Committee and is currently a Trustee and President of the NFDA Heritage Club. Larry is also a Certiﬁed Celebrant, certiﬁed by The Insight Institute.
Throughout his experience Larry has seen ﬁrst hand the negative impact that poor crematory maintenance and improper operating procedures can bring about. Larry has written articles, developed cremation curriculum, spoken at numerous professional events, and trained and certiﬁed thousands of cremation professionals across North America with a mission to advance the safety and eﬃciency of cremation facilities, the safety of their employees and to foster a more positively impact our community and our environment.