July 17–22, 2020
Emory Conference Center
The 2020 ICCFA University will be held July 17-22 on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, ample meeting space, conference dining facilities, and well-appointed guestrooms, the Emory Conference Center Hotel is an all-inclusive venue that will provide the perfect backdrop for learning from the best in the profession, connecting with colleagues from every area of the cemetery, cremation and funeral service profession, and making the lifetime friendships that are the hallmark of the ICCFA University experience.
“The ICCFA University spent many wonderful years in Memphis at the Fogelman Executive Center, but in order to meet the needs of our ever-increasing enrollment it became necessary that we find a new place to call home,” said ICCFAU Chancellor Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE. “Emory offers more meeting and guestroom space, all conveniently located on the same property. The decision to leave Memphis was not an easy one, but the opportunity to grow the ICCFA University program while maintaining the welcoming atmosphere of a college campus made Emory the clear choice.”
This five-day program is designed to offer intensive instruction and networking opportunities in a college-campus setting. You can attend for just one or two years, or you may go on to complete four years and become an “ICCFAU graduate.”
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The ICCFA has obtained a room block at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.
1615 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Room Rate: $165 per night PLUS TAX
What is ICCFA U?
ICCFA University is held for five days each July. Undergraduate students enroll in one of the University’s eight colleges and spend the entire five days learning about that area of the profession. Students who complete four colleges become ICCFAU graduates (the CEO program does not count towards graduation), but attending four years is not required for enrollment. Some students enroll for one or two years, attending just those colleges that are most relevant to their jobs. But many students do choose to go on to study for four years or more as a way of broadening the scope of their knowledge.
Who can attend?
ICCFA University is open to employees of all cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories and related businesses. Prior college attendance is not required. In general, it is designed for students who are:
- Company owners and chief executive officers.
- Managers seeking to develop additional skills and knowledge in order to improve their techniques and operations.
- Managers who are interested in moving into new areas of responsibility.
- Managers new to the cemetery and funeral service profession.
- Staff interested in advancing into management positions.
- Staff interested in improving their skills to better serve their employers and their client families.
- Suppliers who want to network and gain a better understanding of their customers’ challenges.
What is the Masters Program?
The Master’s Program allows ICCFAU graduates to return to the University and take personally selected courses from each of the colleges. Because the college curricula are continually refined to reflect changes in the profession, there are always updated courses and new information available for continued professional development. Students registering for the Master’s Program must include a daily itinerary of their selected classes along with their registration.
What is the CEO Program?
Available to chief executives and company owners, the CEO Program allows top-level professionals to attend ICCFAU and take personally selected courses from each of the colleges. Students registering for this program are required to include a daily itinerary of their selected classes along with their registration. The CEO program does not count towards graduation.
Are Continuing Education credits available through ICCFAU?
Yes. Funeral directors can earn up to 25 CE credits, pending individual state approval. Please note that due to onerous and/or expensive filing requirements, the ICCFA no longer applies for continuing education credits in Pennsylvania or Virginia. ICCFA members applying for the Certified Cemetery Executive, Certified Funeral Executive, Certified Cemetery Funeral Executive, Certified Cremation Executive and/or Certified Supplier Executive designations through the association’s certification program will earn a total of 80 points toward certification upon completion of each college.