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Date: April 23, 2019 (Tuesday) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)  Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. (EST)

Where: Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service
5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur, GA 30035 

Attendees:  All funeral directors, non-funeral directors, students, and faculty are welcomed!

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Crematory Operator Certification
The ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification program is presented by ICCFA cremation coaches Poul Lemasters, Esq., and Larry Stuart, Jr., Crematory Manufacturing & Service, Inc.
The extensive training curriculum includes:
•    professional terminology
•    incinerator terminology
•    principles of combustion
•    cremation and the environment
•    incinerator criteria and design
•    basics of operating cremation equipment
•    general maintenance and troubleshooting
•    forms and record keeping
•    handling and exposure control
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.

Registration Information:

Online registration will be available beginning Monday, March 18, 2019, at 12:00 am EST and will close on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST.

ICCFA Member Non-Student / Faculty - $395       
ICCFA Non-Member Non-Student / Faculty - $495       
Mortuary Student / Faculty - $195       
PMC Mortuary Student/ Faculty (Scholarships Provided) - $0       

Early registration ends on Feb 10, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Feb 11, 2019, and ends on Apr 20, 2019.
Late registration starts on Apr 21, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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*You must pass an open-book, online test to receive your certification. 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.